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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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  • Australian Cotton Researchers Recognised

    Two of Australia’s leading cotton researchers were recently recognised for their contributions to cotton. Dr Mike Bange of CSIRO was awarded the prestigious US Beltwide Award in January for his research in cotton physiology for more than 20 years – becoming the youngest recipient, and only the second Australian recipient.

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  • Cotton Incorporated & Archroma Redefine “100% Cotton”

    Companies innovate to demonstrate how cotton can bring colors to cotton Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for cotton, and Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, have collaborated to present what they believe is the first ever dye derived from cotton plant -residues.

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  • Gildan Joins the Cotton LEADS℠ Program

    he Cotton LEADS℠ program is pleased to announce that Gildan Activewear Inc. has recently joined the many partners that commit to responsibly produced cotton. “Gildan is well-known for its commitments to quality apparel and to responsible manufacturing,” says Mark Messura, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Marketing at Cotton Incorporated.

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  • United States and Australia Join Up to Promote Cotton at Intertextile, Shanghai

    The cotton industries of Australia and the United States collaborated to promote the Cotton LEADS℠ program at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics trade show, October 13-15, 2015. The Intertextile show attracted over 4,500 exhibitors and 75,000 visitors from more than 30 countries, from all sectors of the textile supply chain – and many Cotton LEADS℠ Partners also exhibited during the show.

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  • Australian Cotton Industry Awards Recipients Announced

    Nearly 500 people gathered to celebrate the recipients of the 2015 Australian Cotton Industry Awards at a ceremony recently, a celebration of the efforts the industry is making to continually improve its production practices. The Awards recognise excellence and achievement in Australia’s cotton industry throughout the supply chain, from growers and ginners to product suppliers, onsultants, agronomists and researchers.

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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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  • Cotton Genome Will Advance Fiber, Fuel, and Food

    High Quality Draft Sequence of Upland Cotton Genome Will Advance Fiber, Fuel, and Food Applications An international consortium, led by Professors Tianzhen Zhang from Nanjing Agricultural University and Z. Jeffery Chen of the University of Texas at Austin, has made publicly available a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum).

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