REMINDER!! – Please complete your cost survey.  This data is very important as we use it for comparing the various power companies, and for development of arguments in our rate cases.  You can use this data to compare your operations efficiency with other gins throughout the state.

The electronic USDA/NCGA version of the cost survey will allow you to track your gin’s variable cost and compare your individual gin to other gins in the region.  The data is strictly confidential, and the data will be shown only in aggregate.  Ginning cost and the ability for the industry to track these costs are extremely important.  This data is used for cost comparisons in Texas and is used nationally in both farm bill discussions and discussions with USDA.  Ginning cost data also will be an important discussion point in programs, such as the US Cotton Trust Protocol and, in particular, energy use.

Please use this electronic survey to report various costs.  Home – Gin Survey (

Let us know if you have any questions.