A survey of Mississippi cotton gins was conducted to ascertain the current state of the ginning industry. Questions about capacity, transportation costs, ginning costs, and trash handling were administered. The primary results showed that the ginning industry in Mississippi has excess capacity, with the largest gins exhibiting the most excess capacity. Transportation costs ranged from $2.12/bale to $3.82/bale across gin sizes. Ginning cost ranged from $33.85/bale to $40.12/bale across gin sizes. The total cost for ginning services in Mississippi in 1997 was estimated to be $69.6 million.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1999 Beltwide Cotton Conference - Orlando, United States|
Duration: Jan 3 1999 → Jan 7 1999
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1999 Beltwide Cotton Conference|
|Period||01/3/99 → 01/7/99|