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In partnership with the Soil Health Institute, the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation Center has released a four-video series on soil health in California cotton production systems. The videos relate results from long-term research and grower innovations that revealed the soil-health advantages of no-till production with cover crops. The video series includes an episode on the history of soil health management systems for California cotton, an episode on grower innovations, a report on a 22-year soil research study, and a video that focuses on soil aggregate stability....

Related ATTRA publication: Organic Cotton Production Climate change and reduced water resources are bringing cotton farming further north, into Kansas, reports National Public Radio. Cotton prices are strong, and cotton is more drought-tolerant than wheat, which helps make the crop attractive to farmers. A cotton growers co-op in Kansas installed equipment to provide processing infrastructure....

Related ATTRA Publication: Sustainable Cotton Production for the Humid South The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation and the Soil Health Institute announced the launch of Institute's U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund (USRCF), a unique, farmer-facing, science-based initiative that will support long-term, sustainable cotton production in the United States, with the goal of eliminating one million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere by 2026. Organizers say the USRCF will empower cotton farmers to adopt regenerative practices, like cover cropping and no till, in a way that benefits their operation. The Soil Health Institute will work closely with cotton farmers to help them...