|ASHLEY, HARRISON - National Cotton Ginners Association|
|GREEN, KELLEY - Texas Cotton Ginners Association|
|FINDLEY, DENNIS - Southeastern Cotton Ginners' Association|
|PRICE, TIMOTHY - Southern Cotton Ginners|
|ISOM, ROGER - California Cotton Ginners Association|
Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/9/2020
Publication Date: 5/5/2021
Citation: Holt, G.A., Ashley, H., Green, K., Findley, D.S., Price, T.L., Isom, R.A. 2021. The cost of ginning cotton - 2019 survey results [abstract]. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conferences. 2021.
Technical Abstract: The cost of ginning cotton is an important concern for producers and ginners. Data from the 2019 survey provides information about key variable costs as a component of the overall cost of ginning cotton. These data also identify historical trends of gin operation and help to document the incorporation of new technology to maintain or reduce ginning cost. The survey was conducted for the 2019 cotton crop, which produced 19.4 million running bales (USDA-NASS, 2020). The crop was gathered from 11.6 million harvested acres with an average yield of 910 lb per acre. In 2019, there were 531 operating gins, averaging 36,552 bales per gin.