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Letter from the President

This is one of the most challenging moments in history. It is the beginning of spring and yet the world seems to be in the darkest time of winter. As we all witness the effects of the COVID-19 virus on human health and the global economy, it is apparent that this event will mark the… Read more »

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Adding Value One Million Bales at a Time

  Since 1963, PCCA has been adding value to its grower-owners’ bottom lines through cotton warehousing services. What first began as two locations in Altus, Oklahoma, and Sweetwater, Texas, grew into a total of five with the addition of the Liberal, Kansas, location in 2004, and Rule and Big Spring, Texas, locations in 2008. With… Read more »

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Meet Shelley Heinrich: The Cotton Board

  Many people in the industry may be familiar with The Cotton Board and its efforts to support and promote the U.S. cotton industry, but do you know the faces of the organization in your area? Both Shelley Heinrich and Christi Short serve as Regional Communications Managers and work hard to educate and build relationships… Read more »

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Meet Christi Short: The Cotton Board

A Garland, Texas, native and graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in agricultural communications, Christi Short has been involved in agriculture almost all her life. Though she did not grow up on a farm, as soon as she began riding horses and volunteering at equestrian centers in the Dallas area, the industry touched… Read more »

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The Legacy of Roy B. Davis

It is widely agreed that much of the success of the local and regional cotton co-ops of West Texas is attributable to one man: Roy B. Davis, General Manager of Plains Cooperative Oil Mill (now PYCO Industries, Inc.) from 1943 to 1971. He has been described as a man of vision, innovation and courage, and… Read more »

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Run Your Own Race: Ciera Ware

  Growing up she knew she always wanted to be involved in agriculture. It is in her blood, it is how she was raised, it is what she knows. For Ciera Ware, farming and taking care of the land is not only her profession, but her passion. “I think one of the most important things… Read more »

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