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  • Australian Cotton Researchers Explore Future Collaborations with Cotton Incorporated

    Bruce Finney, Allan Williams and Dr. Ian Taylor, from Australia’s Cotton Research and Development Center (CRDC) and Mike Bange, CSIRO Cotton Research Unit, visited Cotton Incorporated July 20 -23 to explore areas of future collaboration in agricultural research and textile manufacturing.

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  • Updates To Australia’s myBMP On-Farm Environmental Program Ensure Continuous Improvement

    In a bid to continuously improve its on-farm sustainability, the Australian cotton industry is embarking on a full review of its myBMP (best management practices) program. The voluntary on-farm program includes over 500 checklist items across 11 modules that cover all aspects of cotton production from crop to people management.

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  • Cotton LEADS℠ Program Hosts Meeting for U.S. Partners

    HanesBrands, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Kohl’s® and Life is Good® Among Recent Signatories Since its establishment in 2013, the Cotton LEADS℠ program has attracted more than 300 partners from across the global supply chain. On Tuesday, May 12, a luncheon was held in Gastonia, N.C., to update the U.S.-based partners on program activities and to announce the latest additions to the Cotton LEADS℠ partner list.

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  • Irrigation Research Aims to Boost Profitability

    Australia’s ‘Smarter irrigation for profit’ research project that aims to improve the profit of cotton, dairy, rice and sugar irrigators has been announced as a part of the Australian Government’s Rural R&D for Profit program. The project – to be rolled out across 19 irrigator-managed demonstration sites, aims to improve the profit of each irrigator by $20,000-40,000 per annum.

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  • U.S. Cotton Growers, Jay and Mary Hardwick, Win 2015 National Wetlands Award for Landowner Stewardship

    The Environmental Law Institute has recognized Mary and Jon “Jay” Hardwick as the recipient of the 2015 National Wetlands Award for Landowner Stewardship. The Hardwicks and five other award recipients were honored at a ceremony at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2015.

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  • World Record Yields for the 2014-15 Australian Cotton Season

    Excellent growing conditions and continued efficiencies in many Australian cotton growing valleys has led to record yields as this season’s harvest progresses. Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay, says a national harvest of 2.2 million bales is expected for the 2014-15 season.

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  • Cotton LEADS℠ Partner Meeting – Lima

    The Cotton LEADS℠ Program continues to increase awareness of responsible cotton production by keeping partners informed through a series of Partner Meetings. A Partner Meeting was held on April 23 in Lima, Peru, the second event in Latin America this year.

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  • Cotton LEADS℠ Partner Meeting – Mexico City

    The Cotton LEADS℠ Program hosted a Partner Meeting on April 21 in Mexico City, focused on responsible cotton production and continuous improvement efforts. Ten representatives from 8 Cotton LEADS℠ partner companies and 7 companies interested in joining the program attended the event.

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