SCGA President Brings Innovation, Concern to Ginning Group

By Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press

Cotton producers had the best -- and the worst – of all worlds in the area served by the Tanner & Company Gin at Frogmore in northeast Louisiana in 2016. “We saw early cotton that didn’t pick a bale,” said Randy Ainsworth, manager of the Tanner Gin in Frogmore. “But on cotton planted 30 days later, we saw three-bale cotton with the picker monitor reading 4.58 bales per acre in certain areas. It was beautiful cotton.”