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Cotton Farming is the most requested publication by American cotton producers for cotton information. Co-owned by Lia Guthrie and Mississippi Delta cotton farmer, Mike Lamensdorf, Cotton Farming focuses on delivering profitable production and management strategies to improve our readers' bottom line. We feel industry involvement is crucial to our audience's survival which hits very close to home for us. Publishing Cotton Farming each month is not just what we do. It is who we are. We co-sponsor the Texas Cotton Ginners Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show each year as well as the long-standing, highly respected Cotton Consultant of the Year award. We believe that global competition is paramount to our farmers and have co-sponsored several cotton quality seminars to improve awareness of our readers about marketing in the global marketplace

The Cotton Foundation

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In 2017-18, U.S. cotton is benefiting from multiple Foundation-supported projects that are enhancing industry research and educational objectives.

The Cotton Foundation was created in 1955 as a 501(c)3 organization to give U.S. cotton’s agribusiness allies opportunities to support the U.S. cotton industry over and above the products and services these firms provide. Membership includes banks, seed companies, chemical and equipment manufacturers, publishers and others whose success depends at least in part on U.S. cotton and who share a common concern for a healthy U.S. cotton industry.

Agribusiness members’ dues support general research and education projects. For 2017-18, Foundation member dues are supporting 12 general research and education projects at a $202,000 funding level.

These general projects along with special projects, which are supported by some Foundation members from grants over and above their dues, are enabling the Foundation to more effectively carry out its overall mission of strengthening U.S. cotton’s position in the highly competitive fiber market. All of these projects are chosen specifically to help the Foundation achieve its mission through the following major goals:

  • support present Foundation leadership and member education programs;
  • provide educational programs that improve safety, productivity and environmental stewardship of the industry work force;
  • identify short and longer term issues facing the cotton industry and then develop and implement projects to address issues or needs;
  • develop and provide funding for programs to help influence industry and government research;
  • identify long-term, industrywide strategic issues that will affect the cotton industry; and identify and assess in a timely manner the impact of proposed regulations.
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