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Finding Answers to Cotton’s Current Challenges

It’s Gin Show time again.
The 67th annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show – scheduled for March 1-2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center – showcases more than 400 exhibitors, many providing products and services featuring the latest technologies and innovations for the cotton industry.
The show traditionally attracts more than 18,000 attendees during its two-day run.
“We’ve seen cotton make a huge comeback,” says Tim Price, executive director of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association and show manager. “But that comeback has been challenged this past season by weather conditions. We’re learning all over what wetness can do to harvest, ginning and quality.
“This year’s show will provide the cutting edge of new products and services that will help meet the challenges we face on cotton quality, salability, contamination and more,” he adds. “Much of the information is geared toward the needed expansion back into the cotton industry.”
Visitors to this year’s show will find some adjustments in the registration and exhibit areas to help minimize the effects of renovation and remodeling at the Convention Center. Registration moves to the Cannon Center lobby at the opposite end of the building, with the first exhibit area positioned nearby. Other meetings and educational sessions will also relocate to the Cannon Center.
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