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Cotton Trust Protocol schedules slate of regional webinars

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to give brands and retailers assurances they need to source U.S. cotton, has announced a new slate of regional-focused webinars from Nov. 9 through the end of 2020. The additional webinars were added following demand during the September and October sessions. Enrollment is now open to all U.S. cotton growers. Starting Nov. 9, ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol launches nationwide grower recruitment

American cotton growers now can join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a new standard for verifying the sustainability progress of U.S. cotton. As consumers continue to demand eco-friendly products, enrolling in the Trust Protocol will help growers ensure markets for their cotton by verifiably demonstrating the sustainability record of American cotton in the global market. At a crucial time for ... Read More »

Championing U.S. Cotton Credibility

Despite COVID-19, the National Cotton Council efforts to increase producer enrollment in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and escalate the program’s global credibility gained momentum this summer. What are the most recent developments? ■ Overall, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is increasingly fostering cooperation between producers and brands/retailers, which were able to officially join the Trust Protocol beginning in mid-July. ... Read More »

Industry News — June 2020

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Selects Third-Party Verification Partner The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has selected Control Union Certifications North America to implement an independent, third-party verification program for the Trust Protocol system. Data about Trust Protocol cotton is proven via Field to Market, measured via the Field Calculator and now will be verified by CUC. Control Union Certifications has certified ... Read More »

The Seam Plays Role In U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

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The Seam, which provides commodities trading and agriculture software, recently announced the general release of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It is an integrated technology platform that allows U.S. cotton farmers to assess and verify production practices, environmental footprint and measurement of progress toward long-term sustainability goals. The protocol, initiated by the National Cotton Council, represents all U.S. cotton industry ... Read More »

Cotton Incorporated 2019 Year In Review

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The 2019 crop has been challenging, making the role of Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research Department team critical in helping to mitigate risks and improve producer profitability. The unique mission of the department is to improve the profitability of U.S. cotton production by improving its market position through strategic sustainability initiatives, funding the creation of agricultural innovations, and driving ... Read More »

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 »