Namo Cotton's history making story turns 60

Andrew Marshall
By Andrew Marshall
July 23 2022 - 6:30am
John Deere pickers and a cotton module builder at work in a Namoi Valley cotton crop in the early 1970s when hydraulic module compactors began replacing tractor-pulled trailers which were originally employed to cart loose fibre to gins.

The remarkable story of the 1960s "white gold" rush in North West NSW which grew into today's $4 billion national cotton crop is underpinned by the equally extraordinary birth of the ginning and marketing business which made it all possible.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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