Today's Cotton Newsline is 6 cuts. All cuts are Louis Knowlton, Director of the Standardization and Engineering Division in the USDA-AMS Cotton Division.
Suggested Introduction 1:
Maintaining U.S. cotton's positive reputation for consistency and quality in global markets requires constant improvements in grading, testing standards and technology. Louis Knowlton, Director of Standardization and Engineering Division in the USDA-AMS Cotton Division, shares some of the Universal Cotton Standards initiatives this year starting with a proposed leaf grade universal standard.
Suggested Introduction 2:
USDA has been using leaf grade standards for a couple years.
Suggested Introduction 3:
The Universal Standards Agreement has a long history, but the main purpose has remained the same.
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Knowlton explains the breakdown of the voting body.
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Universal standards are necessary to ensure a seamless process of cotton grading and testing across the globe.
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Knowlton closes with details on the upcoming conference activities.