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Tiny Fibers Paint Big Picture

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A lot of thought typically goes into purchasing a garment. For cotton producers, even more thought goes into how the cotton for that attire is grown. The care and disposal of garments, both natural and synthetic, is a buzzworthy topic throughout the supply chain. What happens when your favorite cotton shirt gets laundered? The process causes all fabrics (both natural ... Read More »

Seed Coat Fragments Challenged Gins In 2020

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Seed coat fragments have been a long-term issue for cotton. Fragment outbreaks occur sporadically every three to five years in some region of the United States. Last year, the region included Alabama, Georgia and Florida, with the biggest outbreak of seed fragment calls in the past 20 years. And it was no coincidence this is also one of the worst ... Read More »

Zoom Meetings Feature Local Research

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Are you aware of all the research projects that are done on behalf of U.S. cotton farmers to help increase their profitability and success on the farm? Even though 2020 has been a crazy year and many folks are quarantined, working from home or practicing social distancing, Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research team has been busy conducting research as ... Read More »

Keeping Things In Perspective

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I am a sixth-generation farmer in Bulloch County, Georgia. I operate Cromley Farms in partnership with my brother, Charley, where we grow cotton and peanuts. When pickers roll this fall, it will be the 40th crop I have taken to harvest. As Thanksgiving approaches, there are many things for which I am thankful. One of those is the friendships I ... Read More »

Localized Research Keeps Cotton In Context

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All U.S. Upland cotton producers pay an assessment to The Cotton Board. In turn, it contracts with Cotton Incorporated to conduct research and promotion to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton. Many cotton producers are aware of the national and regional research projects conducted by Cotton Incorporated but may be unaware that 7.5% of cotton assessments are dedicated ... Read More »

Rosie The Riveter Is Reborn

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New Consumer Ads Celebrate The Progress Of Women In The Workforce Over The Past 75 Years Women and cotton are both an integral part of the fabric that makes up America. Those of us in the cotton industry know there is no shortage of women to celebrate within our community. I’ve worked for The Cotton Board for 12 years and ... Read More »

Cotton Incorporated Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Cotton Incorporated, the research and marketing company funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers. It is the sole-source contractor of The Cotton Board and was created in 1970. A group of visionary cotton producers decided to pool their resources to invest in cotton research and promotion to help combat a major emerging issue ... Read More »