Midkiff turns out the lights; other gins no end in sight

WEST TEXAS - Father time and baby new year will watch cotton modules be curned into bales as ginning continues into 2015 for area gins. Midkiff is currently the only gin that finished up the season while others might gin until another American holiday, Ground Hog’s Day. After some of the driest years on record, cotton farmers in Martin County and West Texas were finally getting a chance to haul some cotton to the gin but recent freezing rain will slow the harvest to a crawl if not a standstill for a couple days.

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