This week’s cotton newsline is 5 cuts. All cuts are Dale Thompson, manager of marketing and processing technologies for the National Cotton Council.
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Producing a marketable cotton bale involves more than pressing, tying and bagging lint. Dale Thompson, manager of marketing and processing technologies for the National Cotton Council says bales of uniform size and weight are essential if the U.S. cotton industry is going to successfully compete in the global arena.
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According to Thompson there are numerous reasons a bale may not weigh 500 lbs.
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Thompson says there have been some problems with gins producing larger, overweight bales.
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Thompson says it is important that producers and ginners familiarize themselves with trade rules within their area.
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Thompson points out that there is some information on bale weight available on the Council’s website under the bale packaging tab.