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Enroll your 2021 crop today in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

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Beginning April 1, U.S. cotton growers can enroll their 2021 cotton crop in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to set a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton. Existing members will also need to re-enroll their operations to receive the year-over-year data from the Fieldprint calculator that helps track sustainability progress at the farm level. The Trust Protocol ... Read More »

Industry News For April 2021

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Southern Cotton Ginners Honors AR Cotton Breeder Dr. Fred Bourland, cotton breeder and researcher at the Northeast Research and Extension Center at Keiser, Arkansas, recently received the A.L. Vandergriff Cotton Pioneer Award from the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. He is a professor of cotton breeding and genetics for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of ... Read More »

Cotton Trust Protocol hits 300-member enrollment milestone

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has reached the milestone of welcoming more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since it opened enrollment six months ago. This includes Gap Inc. and its related brands Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta as well as United Kingdom retailers Next Plc. and Byford. The protocol also has welcomed the first U.S. ... Read More »

Researchers collaborate to help Carolina cotton growers conserve soil

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Earth’s population is expected to increase by more than 2 billion people by 2050 and, to help ensure there is enough food and fiber to go around, keeping soils healthy is crucial. Bhupinder Farmaha, a soil nutrient management specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, believes using cover crops and conservation tillage in cotton may be just what the ... Read More »

Louisiana farmer-leader advances national cotton sustainability strategy

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Kellon Lee, a fourth-generation cotton farmer, is advancing sustainability both by implementing conservation practices on his own operation in Louisiana and by promoting grower involvement in sustainability initiatives nationwide. For Lee, the sustainability conversation doesn’t end at the farm gate — it is has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and partnerships. “The world we live in now, ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes first Latin American members

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Several Latin America-based companies joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, marking a first for that geographic region. They are Central America Spinning Works El Salvador, Cone Mills, Colhilados, Fabricato, Gama Textil, Global Textiles, Grupo Industrial Miro, Grupo Vivatex, Hilanderia de Algodon Peruano, Honduras Spinning Mills, Industrias Cannon de Colombia, Industrias Merlet, Industria Textil del Pacifico, Junior de Mexico (OGGI Jeans), ... Read More »

Capitalizing On Convenience, Access

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The National Cotton Council urges cotton producers and others to take advantage of the virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ wealth of information that can help make key production/marketing-related decisions for the upcoming growing season. ■ What’s the participation incentive? Convenience is the primary incentive as the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will offer live-streamed individual reports, panel discussions, and poster presentations ... Read More »