Lubbock Ginning Research Lab Facing Closure - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/3/08

Lubbock Ginning Research Lab Facing Closure

The Lubbock Ginning Research Lab is in jeopardy of losing its funding. 

The Bush Administration is cutting $84 million from the Agriculture Research Service and that includes money for the lab here in Lubbock. The gin lab researches improvements in harvesting and ginning, and better technology means better cotton and higher prices.

The President of the Texas Cotton Ginners Association, Jim Bradford says, "this laboratory has historically related to issues and it's a key part of the reason cotton grown in West Texas is now some of the highest quality cotton in the entire U.S."

The lab focuses on issues related to the cotton economy in West Texas.

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