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Climate Smart Cotton Program Applications Deadline Looming

Dan Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission reminds its growers that applications are currently being received for the Climate Smart Cotton Program, a five-year initiative led by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Producers must first enroll in the Trust Protocol by Sept. 1 and upload their 2023 bales by March 1, 2024. Applications for the Climate Smart Cotton Program are …

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Cotton Trust Protocol Second Annual Report

Dan Cotton

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has published its second annual report. It details the results for the 2021-22 period, from August 1st, 2021-July 31st, 2022. The farm-level, science-based sustainability program reports significant improvements in the sustainability metrics measured; an increase in membership across the value chain; the completion of nine successful pilots; and its growing international recognition by independent and …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Holding Enrollment Webinars

Dan Cotton, Education

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, …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces Levi Strauss as a New Member

Dan Cotton

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announced they are welcoming new members Levi Strauss & Co, one of the most recognizable denim companies worldwide, and their legacy brands Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® by Levi’s®, and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. More than 90 percent of Levi Strauss & Co products are cotton-based, and they’ve committed to sourcing 100 percent more sustainably …

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Grower Enrollment for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is Underway

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Due to the ever-greater supply chain scrutiny and a growing demand for transparency, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was developed. It sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton and brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to responsibly-grown cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics. And cotton growers across the Southeast are being reminded enrollment …


Enrollment Open for Growers to U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

Dan Cotton

Enrollment is open for cotton growers to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol for the 2021 cotton crop. Existing members will also need to re-enroll their operations. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton amid greater demand for transparency. Ted Schneider, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol board member, and a Louisiana cotton producer says enrollment …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces NEW DATES for Regional Grower Webinars

Dan Cotton, Education, Industry News Release

Growers should join to learn how they can benefit and how collectively this will help increase demand for U.S. cotton globally. (NCC) — The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to give brands and retailers the critical assurances they need to source U.S. cotton, has announced a new slate of regional-focused webinars from November 9th through the end of 2020. These additional webinars were …