Organic Cotton Project Receives Funding

A new project led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research has received a $3.5 million grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to identify challenges and opportunities for U.S. organic cotton growers. “Fostering Sustainable Organic Cotton Production in the U.S. Through Research and Outreach on Organic Regenerative Practices” will help organic cotton growers improve yield, productivity, and sustainability, as well as transition more land to organic production. The project includes researchers from several academic institutions, who will collaborate with producers, the textile industry, and nonprofits. The first step will be working with producers in Texas, New Mexico, and the Mississippi Delta to identify their needs and successful practices that can be shared among growers.
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