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Cotton LEADS™ Partner, Target, Announces A New Cotton Innovation Challenge With the International Space Station

Selected proposals from this challenge, sponsored by Target Corporation, will be awarded funding and will launch to the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory Washington, D.C. (July 19, 2017) — The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a cotton sustainability challenge, sponsored by Target Corporation, where researchers and innovators will have the […]

Everything You’ve Heard About Cotton is Wrong

Refuting “Alternative Facts” About Cotton Alternative Fact 1: Cotton uses 25% of the world’s pesticides. Why It’s Wrong: There is no organization that monitors the application of pesticides. The sales of pesticides are tracked. According to lnforma, global cotton production accounted for 5% of pesticide sales in 2016. Alternative Fact 2: Cotton production requires excessive […]

Australia’s Brands and Retailers Tour Leading Cotton Farm

Leading figures from the Australian fashion and textile sector recently toured Narrabri’s cotton industry – visiting a farm, gin and research station to learn first-hand about the raw materials that go into cotton garments and homewares. The event incorporated a tour of a fully certified myBMP cotton farm at Auscott’s Narrabri, where attendees saw cotton harvesting […]

U.S. Cotton Takes Steps to Set Sustainability Goals

In March 2017, U.S. cotton industry organizations, the National Cotton Council, Cotton Board, Cotton Council International, and Cotton Incorporated, joined ten technical experts in cotton production to discuss how future technologies would impact trends in key performance indicators (KPIs) used to assess the sustainability of agricultural production systems.  The discussions centered around nine research topic […]

U.S. Releases New Genome Sequence

Upland Cotton – An improved genome sequence will advance fiber, fuel and food applications A consortium led by Z. Jeffrey Chen of The University of Texas at Austin and Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has made publicly available a significantly improved high-quality genome sequence of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). […]

U.S. High Cotton Winners Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

The 2017 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards recipients (by Cotton Belt region) are: Southeast – Ronnie Burleson/Andrew Burleson, Richfield, N.C. Mid-South – Byron Seward, Louise, Miss.; Southwest – Brent Hendon, Welch, Texas; and Far West – Mark McKean, Riverdale, California. They and their families were honored here today at the Mid-South Farm & Gin […]