June 30, 2017
Wrangler is the first apparel brand to join the sustainable agriculture alliance.
June 22, 2017
A company based in South India has developed mechanically-processed cotton varieties suitable for use in absorbent technical textiles products.
June 16, 2017
The World Economic Forum has selected Indigo as a Technology Pioneer – a group of the world’s most innovative companies.
June 7, 2017
A recent analysis of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program has shown that the Program provides strong, positive returns to cotton producers and importers.
May 26, 2017
Wrangler is partnering with a family of Alabama cotton growers on a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers achieve greater sustainable growing practices.
April 10, 2017
A University of Georgia student’s survey of the U.S. cotton industry found that the crop can compete with synthetic fibers and will continue to be economically and environmentally feasible into the future.
July 26, 2016
Boston-based research firm Indigo has launched its first commercial product – Indigo Cotton – which helps improve the cotton plant’s water use efficiency.
April 11, 2016
Cotton Incorporated has responded to a report pitting sustainable cotton production against conventional cotton, providing facts to fill gaps in the document.
April 21, 2015
An international consortium has made a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton publicly available for cotton research.
December 19, 2014
Twenty-two farms in four states produced more than 26 million pounds of cotton lint in the first year of a pilot project in the U.S. by the Better Cotton Initiative.
August 13, 2014
The Cotton Board voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2015 budget of $80 million to the Secretary of Agriculture.
July 31, 2014
Texas Tech University researchers have discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil, strengthening cotton’s potential use as a natural sorbent for oil spills.
July 24, 2014
More than 200 partner companies have now joined the Cotton LEADS program since its launch in October 2013.
July 10, 2014
The cotton industry has joined the launch of a new agricultural supply chain program for U.S. commodity crops from Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture.
Around The Gin
July 12, 2017
Southeast cotton producers say latest technologies from PhytoGen help protect yield and quality.
May 4, 2017
Transform WG insecticide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for use in cotton and sorghum in select states for the 2017 production season.
April 25, 2017
Indigo is launching Indigo Partners, a collaboration of 25 U.S. growers and agronomic experts to test agricultural technologies – including Indigo’s microbial seed treatments – during 2017.
July 21, 2017
More than 100 federal legislators recently signed letters to President Trump calling for relief for the cotton industry. Cotton Grower editors talk with Reese Langley, NCC Vice President, Washington Operations, about what this means for the cottonseed designation, ginning cost-share, and a host of other issues. We’ll also examine the whirlwind of Mid-South state regulations for dicamba.
July 20, 2017
Several key cottonseed policy provisions are included in the FY18 Agriculture Appropriations bill approved July 20.
July 19, 2017
A bipartisan block of 135 Senators and Representatives are urging support, through USDA, to operate the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program on a continuing basis, beginning with the 2016 crop year.
July 15, 2017
In the latest episode of the Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss USDA's somewhat befuddling Acreage Report, as well as lingering dicamba issues in the Mid-South.
July 14, 2017
The July USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates report was not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.
July 14, 2017
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has lifted its ban on new dicamba formulations after developing Special Local Need labels and restrictions for their use.