Dunavant Enterprises opened its California office in the early 1960’s and is a fully owned subsidiary of Dunavant Enterprises Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee.
The California office handles annually in excess of 500,000 bales comprised of the high quality Acala Uplands and ELS Pima cottons. In addition to the California crop, the California office merchandises all Pimas produced in the Southwestern United States including Texas, El Paso, and Arizona, along with the Arizona C/A Upland varieties.
The unique alliance between grower, ginner, and merchant in California is paving the way to superior fiber spinning properties, more efficient - [Read more]
J.G. Boswell grows and mills cotton on some 150,000 acres in the San Joaquin Valley of California which it sells to textile manufacturers worldwide. The secretive company is the country's largest cotton producer and is said to be the largest privately held farming venture in the US. It also grows tomatoes, wheat, sunflowers and safflowers. The company was established in 1921. - [Read more]
The international marketplace for U. S. cotton has changed dramatically over the last decade. Traditional strong markets have been reduced, with new markets emerging. Jess Smith & Sons Cotton has been swift to adapt to this changing environment. We have participated throughout the world in the global expansion of cotton trade.
While all markets are critical to our success, with China the largest producer and consumer in the world, it has become essential. Jess Smith is proud to have been a part of this growth, having developed many strong relationships in this important region
Of course, new markets always present new challenges. - [Read more]