During our state unit meetings the past couple years, we mentioned the need to keep a close eye on the bale tags and sample tags to make sure they matched. This is particularly important as more gins are installing automatic sampling and bagging systems. Please see (click on) the accompanying letter from the National Cotton Council regarding an increased number of such instances this year.
Please help the industry and review your procedures so that this doesn’t happen to you. Thanks for taking just a few minutes to go over the importance of this matter with all employees that may have contact with your samples or tags.