The Cotton Foundation

The Cotton Foundation strengthens and expands markets for U.S. cotton by fostering innovative cotton research ... to find solutions to cotton problems ... technology ... to implement those solutions ... education ... to speed new research application and ... communication ... to spread information throughout cotton's production and marketing chain. Foundation-supported programs, endowments and fellowships are not covered by other public or private agencies.


Charles Parker,

Research, education and technology transfer are critically important to U.S. cotton’s competitiveness in the world marketplace. The Cotton Foundation continues to make a difference in the industry’s quest for success by supporting ongoing investigations and cutting-edge projects being conducted by some of America’s premier scientists.

The Foundation’s contributions are possible because of its faithful members. As of July 1, 2008, the beginning of the 2008-09 Foundation fiscal year, there were 66 Foundation members. Their voluntary membership dues are enabling the Foundation to direct $333,580 in support of 25 general research and education projects.

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The Cotton Foundation Reference Books Series is aimed at providing a comprehensive source of information on topics fundamental to efficient U.S. cotton production. Order books on insects, weeds, harvest management and boll weevil eradication program history.


Waterlogging-induced iron chlorosis in cotton was the subject of an article in the quarterly, on-line Journal of Cotton Science which is one of several general research projects supported by The Cotton Foundation.

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1-877-525-RABO(7226) Rabo AgriFinance is a part of the Rabobank group and has a long heritage in American agriculture, specializing in financing U.S. agricultural real estate for nearly 100 years, and providing operating and input financing for more than 20 years. Today, with a continued focus exclusively on agriculture, Rabo AgriFinance offers a full range of lending products including equipment financing and leasing, as well as crop and livestock insurance to producers throughout the United States. Rabo AgriFinance has nearly 350 employees and a national network of loan production offices and local relationship managers serving our customers in all areas of production agriculture right where they live and work. Rabo AgriFinance is also a proud sponsor of The Cotton Foundation.

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