U.S. cotton is often touted as the cleanest cotton in the world. This reputation is now threatened after excessive amounts of plastics were found in cotton at U.S. textile mills. Resolving this problem is a front burner issue for the entire U.S. cotton industry.
Attending the 2013 Arizona Cotton Industry Meeting include from left: James Dodson, chairman, National Cotton Council (speaker), Robstown, Texas; Roger Murphey, Desert Distributing Company, Ehrenburg, Ariz.; and Mark Lange, NCC President (speaker), Cordova, Tenn.</p>
National Cotton Ginners Association leaders include President Richard Kelley, Burlison, Tenn., and Executive Vice-President Harrison Ashley, Cordova, Tenn.</p>
Posing for the camera are Arizonans, from left: Marcus Colbert, Imperial Western Products, Buckeye; Mark Howard, AZ Ag Marketing, Gilbert; Lynn Adams, Bayer CropScience, Maricopa; and James Walker, Walker Ag Lab, Casa Grande.</p>
Chris Jackson, left, Samuel Jackson, Inc., Lubbock, Texas, and Charlie Owen, Arizona Cotton Ginners Association, Pima, Ariz.