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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 »

Cotton USA, Oritain partner on cotton origin verification

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Cotton USA and Oritain have signed a partnership to provide forensic verification of origin for all U.S. cotton. A global first for the cotton industry, this collaboration will give brands and retailers the assurance they need to make responsible sourcing and purchasing decisions. “We’re thrilled that Cotton USA is taking the lead when it comes to traceability,” said Rupert Hodges, ... Read More »

July 25 Field Day To Feature Healthy Soils, Sustainable Cotton

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Two farmer-mentors, specialists from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Soil Health Institute will guide growers on July 25 through demonstrations and discussions of ways to improve soil health on Arkansas cotton farms. The Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farm Field Day in Arkansas will start at 8 a.m. at the Brinkley Convention Center, 1501 Weatherby ... Read More »

Driving Continuous Improvement

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The National Cotton Council wants to show that U.S. cotton not only is among the most sustainably produced fibers in the world but is striving to further reduce its environmental footprint. Can U.S. cotton claim to be sustainable? ■ U.S. cotton producers operate under one of the world’s most stringent regulatory environments and already possess a near 40-year track record of ... Read More »

Why Cotton?

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Building demand for cotton is needed as good production potential is expected in the near future. Cotton is in business as it is presold on its comfort. Speaking to a large audience recently at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc., Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton ... Read More »

‘Advice From A Wise Old Man’

Words to contemplate and live by often come from unexpected and sometimes anonymous sources. While scrolling through Facebook last weekend, I ran across a post that caught my eye. It was titled “Advice From A Wise Old Man.” There was no author mentioned so I suppose this falls into the anonymous category. I have always believed in listening to my ... Read More »

Clemson’s Know-How Helping With Wild Hog Problem

By Steven Bradley Clemson University With feral hogs destroying property, threatening endangered species and hindering conservation efforts on a massive military installation in Texas, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Environmental Laboratory sought the expertise of Clemson University scientists to collaborate on an ongoing research effort. Greg Yarrow, professor and chair of Clemson’s department of forestry and environmental conservation, ... Read More »