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Soil Health Institute releases videos of virtual soil health field days

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The Soil Health Institute has released a series of virtual soil health field days. The video tours include conversations with cotton growers and soil health specialists in Arkansas and South Carolina, according to a news release. The series of 13 videos are publicly available on institute’s YouTube Channel. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Two-state tour — 13 virtual field day ... Read More »

Consumers are driving move to more sustainable cotton in California

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Consumers who purchase luxury cotton textiles want more than cool, soft, absorbent fabric. Increasingly, they demand clothing made from fiber grown using ecologically sound practices and they’re willing to pay for it, said speakers representing the textile industry at a University of California Cooperative Extension webinar on Healthy Soils for Healthy Profits. A recording of the three-hour Sept. 17 webinar ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol launches nationwide grower recruitment

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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 »

Soil Health Institute launches ‘Cotton & Covers’ video training series

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The Soil Health Institute has launched “Cotton & Covers,” a Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton video series. It follows three Southeastern cotton producers as they discuss their individual journeys to build profitable soil health management systems on their farms. Each producer is a mentor to other farmers in the soil health training program, working with neighbors to expand the knowledge ... Read More »

Industry News — July 2020

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Field-To-Market’s Newest Technology Partner Named The Seam has been approved as a qualified data management partner with Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. This completes an integration of sustainability metrics powered by Field to Market’s Fieldprint Platform into The Seam’s latest technology suite, allowing farmers to assess the environmental performance of their management practices against regional, state and ... 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 »

Louisiana’s Jay Hardwick to be inducted into Ag Hall of Distinction

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The seventh annual Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction ceremonies in March will honor four new inductees who have made major contributions to forestry, rice, cotton and sugarcane. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., March 26, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Louisiana’s farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture, education ... Read More »