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USDA, Georgia work to raise awareness of seed coat fragments

extraneous matter in cotton

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to raise awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the southeast region. So far in the 2020 cotton season, the AMS Macon, Georgia, Classing Office has classed 2.2 ... Read More »

Pursuing Zero Tolerance

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council continues to press for lint contamination prevention, with the understanding that it is imperative for our industry to maintain its global reputation as a quality fiber supplier. What are primary contamination sources? Old and new contamination sources challenge zero tolerance efforts. We’ve learned the hard way how wind can carry litter, ... Read More »