The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol (“Trust Protocol”) is pleased to announce public stakeholder consultation on the revision of the Principles and Criteria and Grower Enrollment Questionnaire is open through Oct. 30.
Completion of the documents’ draft Version 2.0 is a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to evolve the program, and stakeholder input is important to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of this standard.
The Version 1.0 of Principles and Criteria and Grower Enrollment Questionnaire was developed over three years by a dedicated team of experts in collaboration with industry leaders.
The new Version 2.0 aims to bring more clarity on the overall structure of the grower questionnaire and aims to address some of the on-going areas of interest. It focuses specifically on field practices for optimization of farm inputs, chemical management, and the program believes it will have a positive impact on achieving the sustainability goals for all the key environmental metrics from Soil Health to GHG emissions.
To participate in the process and provide feedback that will help refine and enhance the
documents before finalization, please visit: https://trustuscotton.org/Trust-Protocol-Standard/
To learn more about The Trust Protocol, visit TrustUSCotton.org.