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Cotton Trust Protocol, TextileGenesis announce collaboration

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has joined the TextileGenesis platform as the world’s first sustainable cotton fiber to offer full transparency across the supply chain on the platform. This will enable the protocol, a science-based sustainability program that collects farm-level data against six key sustainability metrics, to enhance the supply chain verification of its Protocol Credit Management System. “Today, having a ... Read More »

Confronting Climate Change

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With increasing extreme weather and shifts in growing seasons impeding crop production, the National Cotton Council has partnered with multiple groups to develop and promote shared climate policy priorities. ■ Who is in this coalition? The NCC recently became a steering committee member of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance. Its organizations represent farmers, ranchers, forest owners, agribusinesses, manufacturers, the ... Read More »

Imparting Knowledge And Wisdom

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While standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2021 caught my eye. I haven’t picked one up in a while, so I decided to refresh my memory about what it has to offer. The reference book was established in 1792, and according to its website is “North America’s most popular reference ... Read More »

Industry News For March 2021

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e3 Sustainable Cotton Farmers Receive Additional Rewards BASF recently launched the e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund, a unique effort to provide additional economic support for cotton farmers in the e3 Sustainable Cotton program who commit to growing sustainable cotton. Brands, retailers, mills and other cotton fiber value chain companies sourcing e3 Sustainable Cotton will have the opportunity to contribute money ... Read More »

U.S. and world economies rebound, spurring cotton demand recovery

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National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2021 economic outlook. This past year was characterized by significant uncertainty and volatility in both the global economy and the world cotton market. The most challenging issue facing the global cotton market in 2020 was the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused unprecedented disruptions ... Read More »

NCC survey points to 5.2% reduction in planted acres for 2021

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U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.5 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.2 % from 2020 (based on U.S. Department of Agriculture’s’s February 2021 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 40th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 11.3 million acres, down 4.9% from 2020, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 161,000 acres represent a ... Read More »

Mark McKean reelected American Cotton Producers chair

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Mark McKean of Riverdale, California, was reelected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2021 during the NCC’s virtual 2021 annual meeting. He was formerly an ACP vice chairman and currently serves as a NCC director. He has served on and continues to serve on various ACP and NCC committees and task forces. Reelected ... Read More »