This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. The first & third cuts are Mr. Ron Craft, President of the Texas Cotton Ginners Association and the second cut is Mr. Rickey Bearden (Beer-den), President of Plains Cotton Growers.
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The President’s 2007 budget proposal includes over eight million dollars in cut to the Agricultural Research Services budget. Among those proposed cuts are the ginning research laboratories in Texas and New Mexico. Ron Craft, President of the Texas Cotton Ginners Association says the research conducted by the gin labs is very important to the industry.
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According to Rickey Bearden, President of Plains Cotton Growers, cotton producers see the benefits of the gin lab research as well.
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Craft says staying ahead of the technology is important to the cotton industry and the local economies.