2021 News Releases

2021

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
04/07/2021
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announces membership in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which works to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Opens Grower Enrollment for 2021 Crop
04/01/2021
Beginning today, U.S. cotton growers can enroll their 2021 cotton crop in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to set a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton. Learn more


USDA Prospective Plantings
03/31/2021
USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 12.0 million acres of cotton in 2021. Learn more


A Year Into Lockdown, Research Finds Sharp Increase In Consumer Demand For Sustainable Products And Business Practices
03/30/2021
A U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol survey of sustainability decision-makers at 1,000 brands and retailers in the U.S. and United Kingdom revealed a sharp increase in consumer demand for sustainable products and business practices. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Over 300 Members In Six Months
03/23/2021
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has reached the milestone of welcoming more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since it opened enrollment six months ago. Learn more


NCC Welcomes Tai Confirmation
03/17/2021
The NCC welcomed the March 17 unanimous Senate confirmation of Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative – a step that can protect U.S. cotton’s success in the global marketplace. Learn more


Sustainable Denim Manufacturer, Advance Denim, Joins U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol
03/16/2021
One of the top three denim manufacturers in China has officially become a Trust Protocol member as it continues to advance more sustainable denim worldwide. Learn more


NCC: Vilsack Confirmation Positive for Agriculture
02/23/2021
The National Cotton Council welcomed the Senate’s confirmation today of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture and congratulated him on serving in this role for a second time following his previous tenure from 2009 to 2017. Learn more


Industry And Union Coalition Outlines Policy Recommendations In Letters To President Biden, Congressional Leaders
01/29/2021
A broad coalition of industry organizations sent a letter on January 29 to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent PPE industry in the United States. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes First Members in Latin America
01/14/2021
Trust Protocol to help enable a fully transparent textile supply chain for brands working to improve their sustainability. Learn more


USDA January Production Report
01/12/2021
In its January crop report, USDA estimated a 2020-21 U.S. crop of 14.95 million bales. Learn more


Dr. Jinfa Zhang Named 2020 Cotton Genetics Research Award Winner
01/06/2021
Dr. Jinfa Zhang, a professor at New Mexico State University, is the 2020 Cotton Genetics Research Award winner. Learn more


Statement Regarding Seed Coat Fragments in Cotton Produced in the Southeast
01/06/2021
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has directed the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to raise awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the southeast region. Learn more