This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Tommy Valco, USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Stonville, Mississippi.
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USDA has spent the past three years working with cotton ginners across the cotton belt to determine the cost of ginning cotton. Tommy Valco with USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Stonville, Mississippi hopes the survey results will help ginners improve their costs.
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According to Valco the survey looks at 5 components that affect the costs of cotton ginning: bagging and ties, repairs, fuel costs which include both electricity and gas, and seasonable labor.
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Valco believes the number of gins will continue to decrease in 2009.