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US and Mexico Water Dispute During Parched Season

May 1, 2024 9:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The escalating US and Mexico water dispute during a parched season has drawn significant attention due to the severe implications for both countries’ agricultural sectors and overall water security. With Texas facing one of its driest periods, the struggle over water resources has intensified, affecting farmers, communities, and international relations. The focal point of contention lies in the implementation of a century-old water treaty for irrigation, which governs the allocation of crucial water resources between the neighboring nations. Background of the Water Treaty The 1944 Water Treaty between the United States and Mexico was established to manage the shared water... View Article

Best Practices for Preparing Your Cotton Gin for Flooding

June 9, 2023 5:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Best Practices for Preparing Your Cotton Gin for Flooding As a cotton gin owner, you know that weather can be unpredictable. One of the most damaging weather events for a cotton gin is flooding. Flooding can wreak havoc on your equipment, causing damage that can take weeks or even months to repair. Therefore, it’s crucial that you take steps to prepare your cotton gin for flooding. Here are some of the best practices to follow for flood preparation. 1. Survey the area and assess the risk The first step in preparing your cotton gin for flooding is to assess the... View Article

The Different Types of Taper Rollers

December 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Taper rollers are an essential part of many manufacturing processes and come in various varieties. The different types of taper rollers can help you know what to look for when shopping for one of these items. It can also minimize confusion and ensure you buy only the most appropriate option for your specific facility’s operation. Here are the three most common taper rollers and the situations in which they may work the best for you. Understanding them can help you choose properly when buying rollers for your facility. Axial-Only Loads Axial-only loads are similar to other thrust-variety roller bearings. The... View Article

Governments and Food Companies Need to Work Together

November 21, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With climate change being such a major threat not only to the environment but also to the survival of the human race, it’s time to put differences aside and work together for survival. Governments and food company cooperation can be key to finding a solution to this issue before it’s too late. The Urgent Matter of Sustainability The world is in a rush to advocate and promote sustainable living so that it can help ease the harmful effects of modern society on the planet. According to a report from some of the world’s largest food groups, there’s plenty of room for... View Article

Conveyor Belt Dust Management Tips

February 22, 2022 10:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Conveyor Belt Dust Management Tips Any time you move dry material with a conveyor, there’s going to be some degree of airborne dust that will move around the air currents and land around the jobsite. This tends to happen most frequently at conveyor transports, where materials are loaded, unloaded or transported in such a manner that the dust is disturbed and then carried away from the system. With the use of an effective sealing system, an engineered transfer system and a dust-suppression and/or -collection system, you can significantly reduce dust emissions at your jobsite. There are several considerations and tips... View Article

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