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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

The Cotton Foundation’s overall mission is strengthening U.S. cotton’s position in the highly competitive fiber market.

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. For 2018-19, Foundation member dues are supporting nine general research and education projects at a $197,000 funding level. These general projects along with special projects, which are supported by some Foundation members from grants over and above their dues, are enabling the Foundation to more effectively carry out its overall mission of strengthening U.S. cotton’s position in the highly competitive fiber market. All these 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-term 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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