PPF Gin and Warehouse owner Pat Pilgrim stands high above what will be his legacy to Delta County as he hopes to make cotton king again.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

He is a man with a plan that has grown from a tiny white boll. PPF Gin and Warehouse owner Pat Pilgrim is ready to unveil his latest endeavor to promote the economic development of Delta County. Eli Whitney’s 1793 invention could not even hold a candle to this facility.
    “This is going to be the most state-of-the art and most recent investment in agriculture in a 300 mile radius in the last 25 years,” said Pilgrim on the over $5 million ginning and warehouse company in Delta County.

Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University

Texas A&M University-Commerce archivist emeritus Jim Conrad discusses the book "Empire of Cotton" by Sven Beckert, and the era of cotton as the dominant product of the Texas economy.  Jim also represents the Friends of the Commerce Public Library, and he reminds us that the annual Summer Reading Program for children is underway at the library, with weekly meetin

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Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the Greenville Chamber of Commerce started a demonstration program 100 years ago to give a boost to the county's declining cotton industry.

Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says fall was once cotton picking time in Hunt County and all of Northeast Texas.  She's our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.


Northeast Texas cotton growers will be harvesting soon, as the region's agriculture producers are beginning to suffer from drought effects, according to this week's Texas Agrilife crop and weather report.