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Monsanto (Delta and Pine Land Business) Cotton farmers have turned to Deltapine® cotton for high yield potential and consistent performance for years. Only Deltapine cotton varieties are proven to perform on New Product Evaluator (NPE) farms before they are marketed and sold for commercial planting. Deltapine NPE farmers are farmers like you, who help evaluate performance of pre-commercial lines on their own farms and in their own growing conditions and systems. Deltapine cotton offers varieties in a range of maturities for all cotton-production regions, each with high yield and excellent fiber quality potential. Deltapine cotton, together with Roundup Ready PLUS® Weed Management Solutions, gives cotton farmers the yield and performance they demand.

The Cotton Foundation

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U.S. cotton is benefiting from Foundation-support in 2016-17 of 1) 16 general research projects ranging from aflatoxin control to cotton production sustainability and 2) multiple special projects that are enhancing industry 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 while some members’ provide grants over and above their dues to fund special projects. The combination of these general and special projects enables the Foundation to more effectively carry out its overall mission of strengthening U.S. cotton’s position in the highly competitive fiber market. In fact, these general and special 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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