generations, the Cobb family has grown cotton, starting in
Arkansas, and now in the fertile Mississippi Delta.
While consistently producing good crops of the white gold, this
notable family, like many others across the Belt, is daily
applying new and innovative methods for improving cotton
In the footsteps of his
great grandfather and those who followed him, Brad Cobb continues
to set the pace for his family by planting high quality cottonseed
in order to achieve the bestpossible
his cottonseed as well as he knows his gin and his friends who
ultimately crush the seeds at the oil mill.
"My point of view is pretty simple. In
the cotton business you have to keep learning everything
there is to know about how to improve your profit
If there is a simple
message tucked away in Brad's point of view, it is this. Growers
need to learn more about how the value-added products from
cottonseed can have a positive effect on their profit margin. High
quality cottonseed yields more oil and protein that ultimately
adds value to the end products after processing.
Brad also depends on the
efforts made by cottonseed oil mills to work within the industry
to develop and promote profits from cottonseed, and to improve the
markets for products such as cooking oil.
If the price of
cottonseed oil can improve by only a penny per pound, the added
value to the cottonseed crop would exceed $24 million in an
average year. Imagine what an impact that would have on the
cotton producers' bottom line.
Depending on your
point of view... it's something to think about.