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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 »

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 »