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Cotton Trust Protocol hits 300-member enrollment milestone

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has reached the milestone of welcoming more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since it opened enrollment six months ago. This includes Gap Inc. and its related brands Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta as well as United Kingdom retailers Next Plc. and Byford. The protocol also has welcomed the first U.S. ... 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 »

BASF launches e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund

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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 a monetary amount to the fund. At the ... Read More »

Feb. 9 webinar showcases enhancing Texas soil health

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Texas producers wanting to learn more about adopting soil health management can attend the virtual “Soil Health in Texas: Lessons from Long-term Study Sites” on Feb. 9. This episode will feature Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. The Soil Health Institute, SHI, is the non-profit charged with enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils. ... Read More »

Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase invites growers to join discussion

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The Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project invites U.S. cotton farmers, consultants and soil health experts to join together to discuss improving soil health and analyzing its return on investment in cotton. Each of the eight conversations will feature producers, specialists and industry leaders from a specific production area. The program, which is held every Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. ... Read More »

Consumers Drive Move To More Sustainable California Cotton Farming

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• By Jeannette E. Warnert • 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. At the ... Read More »