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Consumers are driving move to more sustainable cotton in California

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Consumers who purchase luxury cotton textiles want more than cool, soft, absorbent fabric. Increasingly, they demand clothing made from fiber grown using ecologically sound practices and they’re willing to pay for it, said speakers representing the textile industry at a University of California Cooperative Extension webinar on Healthy Soils for Healthy Profits. A recording of the three-hour Sept. 17 webinar ... Read More »

Behind The Scenes With ‘Mr. No-Till’

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My association with cotton began when I was born wearing 100% cotton cloth diapers and duck head safety pins. Cotton production has been one of my passions in life. In my early years, my father was an Extension agent in West Tennessee, and I tagged along to a lot of cotton farm visits. When I was home, I “farmed” with ... Read More »

Registration opens for the 2020 virtual UT Milan No-Till Field Day

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COVID-19 has changed how the world is doing business and presenting education, and the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is no exception. The 2020 event will be hosted entirely online beginning July 23, and registration is now open. Presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the now biennial field day has offered the most cutting-edge research and ... Read More »

NRCS sets deadlines to sign up for EQIP in Texas

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas has set the first funding application deadline of April 3 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. If additional financial assistance funds are still available, a second funding application deadline will be scheduled for May 15. Applications are taken year-round for NRCS programs, but deadlines are announced to rank and fund eligible conservation projects. ... Read More »

Cotton consultant earns Field to Market sustainability award

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Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture recently honored recipients of the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Awards on the eve of the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit. The awards are given to farmers, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through efforts to advance continuous improvement in the sustainability of U.S. commodity crop production. For the first time, the ... Read More »

Quail Forever Partnership Helps Profitability, Sustainability

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Producers are always looking for ways to improve their bottom line, and Cotton Incorporated invests in producer profitability as well. This year, they have teamed with Quail Forever to help cotton farmers make the most of under-producing acres by repurposing the land as quail habitat. The program is currently available to producers in the Southeast United States with emphasis in ... Read More »

2018 Field To Market Farmer Of The Year

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Louisiana Cotton Farmer Honored For Sustainability Leadership And Outstanding Conservation. As a Louisiana black bear cub meanders along the fields of Somerset Plantation in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, Jay Hardwick is mindful of the important role farmers must play in balancing the needs of agriculture with the needs of the land. Formerly listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species ... Read More »