The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol will present six live enrollment webinars over the next few weeks that will focus on how the program helps U.S. growers meet the changing demands from their end customer while also better documenting and verifying the sustainability practices and advances already incorporated into their farms.
Launched in 2020, the Trust Protocol is a farm level, science-based program that sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton. It brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics– land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. In the first year, over 300 U.S. cotton growers enrolled in the program and secured 1.5 million bales of cotton into the system. The Trust Protocol also welcomed more than 450 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members.
Enrollment for the 2021 crop is open, and for growers not yet participating, the webinars will provide an opportunity to learn about program benefits and ask questions. Speakers include Trust Protocol representatives and grower members. Growers may join any of the following webinars and can register here.
•Tuesday, September 14, 8:00 am CST
•Wednesday, September 29, 8:00 am CST
•Tuesday, November 2, 8:00 am CST
•Tuesday, November 16, 8:00 am CST
•Thursday, December 9, 8:00 am CST
•Tuesday, December 14, 8:00 am CST
To learn more about the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol visit TrustUSCotton.org.