Today’s consumers want to know their food and fiber products are sustainably grown and the cotton industry is listening. Cotton farmers, manufacturers and retailers are collaborating to deliver cotton in a way that increases soil organic carbon as well as reduces greenhouse gas emissions, soil loss, and water use.
In partnership with the Walmart Foundation, Wrangler® Jeans and the VF Foundation, the Soil Health Institute is working with cotton producers to increase soil health management system adoption. The Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project offers farmer-focused education and training events delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists, partnering soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors who produce cotton using soil health-promoting practices. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton farmer mentors and soil health technical specialists provide producer guidance and technical assistance throughout the term of the project as part of a farmer-to-farmer network.
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