Foster, Arthur 1975-04-04

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Mr. Foster discusses the development of cotton seed delinting in Lubbock, Texas, and the establishment of the Plains Seed and Delinting Company.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Arthur Foster

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Date: April 4, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Arnold

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Beginning of cotton seed delinting business, First plant in Lubbock (1944), Acreage restrictions on cotton removed (1950-51), Beginning of seed business, Growth of delinting and seed business, Delinting, new concept, Cleaning cotton seed, Sales approaches, Difficult change for farmers, Contracting farmers, Organization of delinting company, Partnerships, Jim Curry, Charles Measley, E. C. Hatton, Incorporated seed company (1956), Warehouse company (1962), Locations, Improvements in market, Seed varieties, Certification, Quality seed, "White sack" seed, West Texas varieties, Mechanized farming, Early West Texas varieties, Paymaster, Experimental stations, Plains Seed and Delinting Company, Work with seed commissioners, Plant Variety Protection Act, Protection for variety owner, State Verification Board, Reasons for change in variety of cotton seed

Tape 1, Side 2: Varieties in area, Percentages, Publications

Range Dates: 1944-1962

Bulk Dates: 1944-1962

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