Setting the course for sustainable cotton

The Cotton LEADSTM program was jointly initiated by the Australian and United States cotton industries. Cotton producers and industry organizations in both countries pioneered the investments, practices and national infrastructures necessary to put cotton production on the path to continual – sustainable – improvement.

Founding Organizations

Cotton LEADS
Cotton Australia

As the top representative body for the Australian cotton growing industry, Cotton Australia helps drive strategic direction for research, advocacy, resource management and sustainable stewardship while supporting growers at the local level.

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The Cotton Foundation

With members ranging from banks to seed companies to equipment manufacturers, the Cotton Foundation was created to give U.S. cotton’s agribusiness allies a variety of opportunities to support research and education projects.

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Supporting Organizations

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Australian Cotton Shippers Association

This association of cotton merchants focuses on the procurement and marketing of the Australian cotton crop to maintain the industry’s economic and social viability.

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National Cotton Council of America

This organization ensures the ability of all U.S. cotton industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in markets at home and abroad.

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Cotton Council International

As the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America, the association promotes U.S. cotton fiber and manufactured cotton products around the globe.

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Cotton Incorporated

Funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers, Cotton Incorporated conducts worldwide research and marketing to increase demand for and profitability of cotton.

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