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  • Walmart Joins Cotton LEADS℠ Program

    Walmart has joined the Cotton LEADS℠ program supporting responsible production practices by cotton growers. “Cotton is a major ingredient in many of our apparel and home textile products,” explains Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, General Merchandise, Technical, Quality and Sustainability.

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  • U.S. Cotton Sets Goals to Further Reduce Environmental Footprint

    With the goal of helping its members meet their current needs while making the world a better place for future generations, the U.S. cotton industry is setting goals aimed to build upon the strong environmental gains already achieved over the past 30 years.

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  • Jesse Daystar Appointed First Chief Sustainability Officer for Cotton Incorporated

    Sustainability is a major focus in businesses across all industries. From agriculture to retail – companies across the globe are working to reduce environmental impacts. Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for U.S. cotton producers and importers, extends its commitment to sustainability of cotton across the supply chain by appointing Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.

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  • The Cotton LEADS℠ Program Welcomes Gap Inc.’s Continued Sustainability Commitment

    The Cotton LEADS℠ program today welcomed its newest member, Gap Inc., and applauded the company’s move to extend its commitment to sustainable raw material sourcing. The leading global retailer joins more than 470 program partners that acknowledge the ongoing sustainable gains by United States (U.S.) and Australian cotton growers.

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  • Global Brand HUGO BOSS Joins Cotton LEADS℠ Ranks

    Global luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS is the latest of more than 460 partners from across the global supply chain to join the Cotton LEADS℠ program, in a show of support for the sustainability credentials of Australian and U.S. cotton.

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  • U.S. Releases New Genome Sequence

    Upland Cotton – An improved genome sequence will advance fiber, fuel and food applications A consortium led by Z. Jeffrey Chen of The University of Texas at Austin and Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has made publicly available a significantly improved high-quality genome sequence of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum).

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  • U.S. High Cotton Winners Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

    The 2017 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards recipients (by Cotton Belt region) are: Southeast – Ronnie Burleson/Andrew Burleson, Richfield, N.C. Mid-South – Byron Seward, Louise, Miss.; Southwest – Brent Hendon, Welch, Texas; and Far West – Mark McKean, Riverdale, California.

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  • $14.7 Million for Investment in Rural People in NSW

    The NSW Government in Australia last month announced a $14.7 million investment in training for the cotton and grain industries across the state. The funding is part of the NSW Government’s Ag Skilled strategy, developed in close consultation with Cotton Australia and will be allocated over a three-year period.

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