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Another Round Module Wrap added to the listing of approved wrap products

The National Cotton Council recently added another Round Module Wrap to the listing of wraps that meet the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Round Module Wrap Standard. The official National Cotton Council list of approved product wraps can be seen at this link - RMW Listing

By |2024-04-26T11:42:31-05:00April 26th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Another Round Module Wrap added to the listing of approved wrap products

Cost Survey Reminder!

REMINDER - Please complete your annual Cost Survey.  This data is very important for TCGA, 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. USDA and NCGA developed an [...]

By |2024-02-09T10:33:11-06:00February 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cost Survey Reminder!

REMINDER – Required posting of 2023 OSHA Injury and Illness Reports

OSHA requires annual posting of injury and illness data.  Cotton gins, grain, feed and processing facilities are required to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) injury and illness record-keeping obligations by posting the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A) in each facility. OSHA requires the notice be displayed from Feb [...]

By |2024-01-29T14:36:44-06:00January 29th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on REMINDER – Required posting of 2023 OSHA Injury and Illness Reports

Annual Cost Survey

It is time once again to complete your cost survey for TCGA.  This data is very important for TCGA, 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. A [...]

By |2024-01-15T14:43:44-06:00January 15th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Annual Cost Survey

New Adverse Effect Wage Rates

The new Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) were published in the Federal Register last week.  The AEWR is the minimum hourly wage an H-2A worker can be paid.  This AEWR came from the USDA National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) Farm Labor Survey (FLS).  The annual FLS survey is generally used to establish the AEWR for [...]

By |2023-12-18T13:40:36-06:00December 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Adverse Effect Wage Rates

Latest Farm Labor Survey results released

The USDA recently published the results of the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) Farm Labor Survey (FLS).  Generally, the annual FLS is used to establish the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for H2A workers for the following year.  The law that established the H-2A program states that the importation of foreign workers shall not have [...]

By |2023-11-28T12:21:07-06:00November 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest Farm Labor Survey results released

Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Program (FLSP)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Farm Service Agency (FSA) has a potential funding opportunity available for employers under the FLSP grant program. Funds are granted for the following goals and purpose: (1) Drive US economic recovery and safeguard domestic food supply by addressing current labor shortage in agriculture; (2) Reduce irregular migration [...]

By |2023-10-03T15:23:33-05:00October 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Program (FLSP)

Online Equipment Auction

One of our new associate members has made us aware of a large online auction that has a number of items which would be of interest to our members, such as module trucks, trailers and loaders.   Please use the link below to check out the auction! https://www.purplewave.com/auction/230628A

By |2023-06-07T17:14:06-05:00June 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Online Equipment Auction

COST SURVEY Reminder!

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 [...]

By |2023-04-10T16:18:47-05:00April 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COST SURVEY Reminder!

WEBINAR TODAY – OSHA Recording and Reporting

REMINDER - IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR TODAY'S WEBINAR on OSHA Reporting/Reporting Webinar.  It will start at 1:30 PM CST today (Feb 14).  We recommend that anyone who maintains your OSHA 300 information attend this webinar.  It will only be 1 hour and hopefully answer any questions you have regarding the OSHA [...]

By |2023-02-14T08:54:59-06:00February 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WEBINAR TODAY – OSHA Recording and Reporting
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