GCC Highlights Enrollment for Cotton Trust Protocol

Dan Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

Cotton Trust Protocol

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) continues to encourage producers to enroll in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, an initiative launched in 2020 that drives continuous improvement across six metrics, including water use, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, soil conservation, soil carbon and land use.

Taylor Sills, GCC executive director, provided updates for growers who might have additional questions on how to enroll.

Taylor Sills

“The sign-ups for the 2024 crop end at the end of April. Producers need to go ahead and start that process of signing up for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol,” Sills said. “I want to point out that they have a Southeast Enrollment Coordinator. She lives here in the state of Georgia and comes from the cotton business. It’s her job to work with you, to work with your gin, to help you get signed up for this program and make it as easy as possible. I know some of our cotton marketers are also helping people sign up. We really appreciate the industry effort in getting producers signed up for this program.


“Producers can (also) still enroll in the Climate Smart Cotton Program which provides financial incentives for signing up for the protocol. After you sign up, the main thing is, at the end of the year, you need to go upload your bale. That’s obviously after the fact.” For those growers who still need additional information on the Cotton Trust Protocol, they can log on to www.trustuscotton.org. All of the vital information is there.

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Clint Thompson

Multimedia Journalist for AgNet Media Inc.