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It’s Been a Long Time Coming — JPlovesCOTTON Has a Logo!

It’s Been a Long Time Coming — JPlovesCOTTON Has a Logo!

Sometimes I still shake my head in disbelief that my coming up with something to uses on Twitter, has stuck with me as a personal brand of sorts. But once JPlovesCOTTON started to stick, I embraced it, have even purposefully encouraged it. That takes a new step now. If you are seeing this in your subscription email, you wouldn’t see the new logo that’s at the top of the website, so let me put it in here now. Oh wait,…

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Looking for Builders instead of Demolition Teams 

Looking for Builders instead of Demolition Teams 

Communities of builders. They are everywhere. People who are looking to make themselves, their families and their communities better. People who put out a hand or knee to help others climb up whether that means pulling someone’s weight or providing a platform for others to grow from. I have been lucky to have lots of those builders in my personal and professional lives… and those lives are so intermingled that I have a lot of trouble distinguishing the two. And…

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Cotton Farmers are Raising Awareness in Breast Cancer

Cotton Farmers are Raising Awareness in Breast Cancer

October is devoted to raising awareness in breast cancer. We see the NFL and Delta Airlines go pink to raise awareness but what can a cotton farmer do? How can you tell when a cotton farmer is committed to something? Well, the best examples are clear to the eye! October brings harvest time and modules are a great canvas for making a statement. And it seems a lot of them have gone pink this month! Yes, cotton farmers have been showing their…

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What is Pima cotton?

What is Pima cotton?

Pima tends to be considered softer and smoother because of the length and strength improvements which allow for high counts on weaving. In fact, some people compare the feeling of Pima to silk. It remains a premium product that provides a diffrent feel and high quality product that can lead to a longer lifespan.   Pima needs to be ginned on special equipment (roller gins designed to minimize lint breakage further). With the requirement of that specialized equipment as well…

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Wordless Wednesday — Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Wordless Wednesday — Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Bucking the Wordless patterns to put a brief editor’s note:  My family has the tradition of putting handmade Christmas ornaments on our Christmas trees. I’ve got ornaments from my grandmom, mom, sisters, nieces & nephews, etc. The ornaments that make the most sense for this blog post though are ones that connect to agriculture. And my favorite ones all have a cotton theme!

Cotton 101: First Field Basics of the Boll

Cotton 101: First Field Basics of the Boll

Video closeup in a field of cotton and some of the bolls off the plant. Talking through the fiber & the plant’s use.

Cotton 101: A Country Girl’s First Farm Visit

Cotton 101: A Country Girl’s First Farm Visit

My niece’s first visit to a farm at the age of 22. We spent the day in cotton fields watching the farm crew go about their work and even going along for a ride. This is a guest post from her saying what she’s learned.

A Change Is Gonna Come

A Change Is Gonna Come

Changing jobs and/or cities. How to decide and what decision I have made. Life is good and I love the industry I work in. Really good!

Memories of 9/11 – New York, Washington DC, Mississippi and South Texas Came Together

Memories of 9/11 – New York, Washington DC, Mississippi and South Texas Came Together

My personal thoughts and memories about how September 11 unfolded. I had lived in New York metro previously but was in Mississippi when the attacks happened. This is my account of the day’s events.

Rice Ready for Harvest, Lodging Becoming an Issue Though

Rice Ready for Harvest, Lodging Becoming an Issue Though

Today I drove through the Mississippi Delta through occasional showers and heavy rain at times. There were quite a few fields harvested…. Corn was long gone, sorghum and some soybeans and rice were cut. Even while driving at highway speeds I could see negative impacts of this untimely rain. So when I got to an area where the rain had stopped, I pulled off the highway to snap a few photos of rice fields. Following are a couple of shots…

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