CA Media Releases

Jun 11, 2024

Award finalists announced for the CRDC Chris Lehmann Young Cotton Achiever of the Year

Cotton Australia has announced the award finalists for the 202...

Jun 10, 2024

2024 Cotton Industry Researcher of the year finalists announced

Cotton Australia has announced the award finalists for the Cotton...

May 28, 2024

2024 Cotton Industry award finalists announced

Cotton Australia has announced the finalists in the 2024 Australian...

May 15, 2024

World First Data Dashboard launched to transparently report on Australian cotton

In what is believed to be a world first for...

Apr 26, 2024

Cotton industry releases fourth independent environmental assessment

The results of a new comprehensive independent assessment of the...

Apr 04, 2024

2024 Australian Cotton Conference To Cultivate Excellence

One of Australia’s leading agricultural industries will gather on the...

Mar 13, 2024

Picking underway for Australian cotton with above average crops expected

Australia’s 1500 cotton growers, 90% of them family farmers, are...

Mar 06, 2024

Major Cotton Field Day set to explore carbon baseline setting

One of the most topical but arguably most misunderstood developments...

Feb 22, 2024

Australian Cotton Industry launches Awards season for 2024

Australian cotton growers are being urged to nominate themselves or...

Feb 08, 2024

Dates announced for picker operator training for QLD

Dates have been released for the series of cotton picker...

Jan 09, 2024

Record number apply for cotton industry leadership program

The participants have been revealed for the 2024 Australia Future...

Dec 07, 2023

Calls for vigilance as the first crops hit by spray drift this season

More than 1000 hectares of cotton crops have already been...

Dec 06, 2023

Recent rain helps cotton growers after dry spell

Many Cotton growers from New South Wales to Queensland have...

Nov 27, 2023

Cotton Australia welcomes enforcement action targeting spray drift

Cotton Australia – the peak body for the Australian cotton...

Oct 06, 2023

Positive signs for Australian Cotton ahead of World Cotton Day

There are some positive signs for the 2024 Australian cotton...

Oct 03, 2023

Applications open for Future Cotton Leaders Program

Applications are now open for the cotton industry’s premier entry-level...

Sep 22, 2023

Cotton Australia receives funding boost for training picker operators in QLD

Cotton Australia has secured Queensland (QLD) Government funding to deliver...

Sep 20, 2023

Cotton Industry releases Strategic Plan for five years

The Australian Cotton Industry has launched its key planning document...

Sep 13, 2023

Biodiversity the big winner in 3-year project in cotton country

Country Road, Landcare Australia and cotton farmers are marking Biodiversity...

Sep 06, 2023

New Plibersek Water bill to cost all Australians

Cotton Australia has joined with other peak farming and irrigation...

Aug 03, 2023

Cotton Industry Awards announced at Cotton Collective

The Cotton industry’s top awards for 2023 have been announced...

Aug 02, 2023

Cotton Australia AGM elects two new Board members

Cotton Australia’s Annual General Meeting has taken place at the...

Jul 10, 2023

Latest Sustainability Update

Latest cotton sustainability update shows target gains and room for...

Jul 04, 2023

Exceptional quality reported as cotton picking nears completion

Around 85% of the Australian cotton crop has now been...

Apr 27, 2023

Cotton Picking underway with positive signs despite challenges

Picking has begun in most of Australia’s cotton growing region...

Apr 06, 2023

Cotton industry makes important next step in diverting textile waste from landfill

The next stage in identifying a scalable, long-term solution to...

Dec 23, 2022

Australian Cotton Industry looks to a happy 2023 despite floods and global volatility

The Australian Cotton Industry is forecasting a 2023 crop outcome...

Nov 16, 2022

Cotton exports break records and take third spot on most valuable export commodity

Australian cotton is forecast to become the third most valuable...

Nov 02, 2022

Large Cotton crop still expected in 2023 despite constant rain

The Australian cotton industry is still expecting a large cotton...

Oct 20, 2022

Farmers unite in push for chemical reductions in farming

Renowned Australian soil scientist Dr Oliver Knox has applauded a...

Oct 07, 2022

2022 Australian Cotton Crop all but sold out despite global volatility

Australian cotton growers appear certain to sell out of 202...

Aug 19, 2022

Top Cotton Award winners announced at the Australian Cotton Conference

The winners of the cotton industry's most prestigious awards have...

Aug 11, 2022

Cotton industry’s new framework to help farmers improve soil health

The Australian cotton industry has launched a new framework designed...

Jul 26, 2022

IPF Service to Cotton Industry Award announced

Third generation Murrumbidgee farmer Rob Houghton has been awarded the...

Jul 25, 2022

Circular Cotton Project Shows Promising Results - Phase 2 to follow

Ground breaking trial returning cotton textile waste to cotton fields...

Jul 20, 2022

Media Accreditation for Australian Cotton Conference

Media are invited to apply to attend the Australian Cotton...

Jul 11, 2022

Finalists announced for Cotton’s highest awards in 2022

The finalists have been announced for the Australian cotton industry’s...

Jul 06, 2022

Transparency the focus in Australian cotton sustainability update

The Australian cotton industry has underlined its commitment to transparency...

Jun 09, 2022

Cotton Young Achiever and Researcher of the Year Announced

The 2021 winners of the Researcher of the Year Award...

Jun 08, 2022

New Agriculture Minister chooses a cotton farm for his first farm visit in Queensland

The Albanese government’s newly appointed Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has...

May 25, 2022

Cotton Australia looks forward to constructive relationship with new government

Cotton Australia has congratulated Australia’s 31st Prime Minister Anthony Albanese...

May 17, 2022

A raw take on cotton, from the farmer’s mouth

For the first time, Australian podcast fans will share the...

May 09, 2022

Cotton Australia statement on NRAR prosecution

Cotton Australia statement on NRAR prosecution

Mar 28, 2022

Quality Australian Cotton Gains Further Global Support

Cotton Australia has used a new collaboration with a leading...

Mar 23, 2022

Cotton Australia Welcomes ATMAC Grant Phase 2

Cotton Australia has welcomed an announcement by Minister for Agriculture...

Mar 16, 2022

Australia’s 2021 Cotton Grower of the Year and High Achiever of the Year announced

The Australian cotton industry’s top performers for 2021 have been...

Mar 03, 2022

2022 Australian Cotton Conference Launched

The Australian Cotton Conference is back in 2022 with a...

Feb 25, 2022

Double the celebrations for Australian Cotton Industry in 2022

Australian cotton growers will have double the reason to celebrate...

Feb 15, 2022

New partnership sees Australian Cotton commitment by children’s brand Cotton On Kids

A new partnership between Cotton Australia and Cotton On Kids...

Feb 03, 2022

Cotton Australia joins Queensland regulator in spray drift reminder

Cotton Australia is joining forces with Biosecurity Queensland to remind...

Feb 01, 2022

Australian Cotton tipped for second best year on record

After years of drought Cotton Australia is forecasting the industry’s...

Jan 14, 2022

Agricultural leaders unite to drive spray-drift best practice

Four of Australia’s top agricultural peak-bodies have united to send...

Jan 14, 2022

Potential ‘game-changers’ chosen for cotton industry’s 2022 emerging leaders program

Australia’s cotton industry has selected 15 of the country’s most...

Dec 13, 2021

Cotton industry appoints independent expert to reassess environmental performance

The Australian cotton industry has commissioned an independent expert to...

Dec 06, 2021

Cotton Australia recognises Queensland Cotton’s 100th Birthday

Cotton Australia (CA) has congratulated Queensland Cotton (QC) on its...

Nov 16, 2021

Future Cotton Leaders Applications open for 2022

Australia’s cotton industry is encouraging its next generation of leaders...

Nov 15, 2021

New expert group formed to further improve cotton sustainability

An inaugural meeting of a select group of experts and...

Oct 25, 2021

One Year On – Projects Have Improved Biodiversity in Australian Cotton Landscapes

Over the last 12 months a unique partnership between Landcare...

Oct 07, 2021

World Cotton Day One Year On - Life After China

Australia’s cotton industry has announced it has virtually sold out...

Sep 10, 2021

Cotton growers cut water use per bale by half

The latest research has confirmed cotton growers have almost halved...

Aug 25, 2021

Bumper crop expected as cotton season kicks off in Emerald

The Australian cotton season is officially underway.

Aug 25, 2021

Nigel Burnett elected new Chair of Cotton Australia Board

The cotton industry’s peak grower body Cotton Australia (CA) has...

Jul 20, 2021

Secure your tickets to Australian Cotton Collective

Excitement is building for the 2021 Australian Cotton Collective, with...

Jun 16, 2021

Ground breaking trial returning cotton textile waste to cotton fields launched

A cotton farm just outside the rural town of Goondiwindi...

Jun 10, 2021

Students and teachers to benefit from new digital Cotton Education Kit

A new Cotton Australia resource has been launched for Australian...

May 28, 2021

Finalists announced in 2021 Australian Cotton Industry Awards

The Australian cotton industry’s top performers from the past year...

May 17, 2021

New alliance rewards cotton growers for sustainable farming practices

Cotton Australia and farm insurer Achmea Australia (Achmea) have today...

May 03, 2021

Disaster Assistance Package – a boost for impacted cotton growers

Cotton Australia has welcomed the announcement of financial help for...

Feb 25, 2021

Australian Cotton Industry Awards back in 2021

Australian cotton growers will celebrate the best achievements of the...

Jan 21, 2021

Australian Future Cotton Leaders Program participants announced

The participants in the latest edition of the Australian cotton...

Dec 02, 2020

Virtual reality brings cotton to the classroom

Cotton Australia has proudly launched its new virtual reality (VR)...

Dec 02, 2020

New pest management training announced for cotton industry

A new training opportunity focused on managing pests in cotton...

Nov 26, 2020

All farmers encouraged to map crops to prevent spray drift damage this season

All cropping farmers are being encouraged to play their part...

Nov 25, 2020

Australian Future Cotton Leaders Program bringing industry together

Time is running out to apply for the Australian cotton...

Oct 26, 2020

Queensland election: Labor water pricing promise welcomed

Cotton Australia has applauded a commitment from Queensland Labor to...

Oct 16, 2020

Australian cotton industry disappointed by apparent Chinese export changes

The Australian cotton industry is working to understand apparent changes...

Oct 08, 2020

Country Road and Landcare: protecting biodiversity in Australia’s cotton landscapes

Australian cotton industry supports project to protect biodiversity in Australia’s...

Oct 07, 2020

Discover Australian cotton on World Cotton Day

Cotton Australia is encouraging Australians to use World Cotton Day...

Sep 29, 2020

Cotton and grains industries applaud launch of AgSkilled 2.0 training program

The launch of a multi-million-dollar training program for farmers in...

Sep 08, 2020

Boosting cotton education must be a focus for schools

Cotton Australia is calling for increased education about cotton in...

Aug 23, 2020

Australian Cotton Report Uncovers Stories of Giving

Cotton Australia media release - Australian Cotton Report Uncovers Stories...

Jul 29, 2020

Queensland election: LNP water pricing promise applauded

Cotton Australia has welcomed the commitment of the Queensland LNP...

Jul 28, 2020

Cotton growers unite to share weather data with community and mitigate spray drift

Growers mitigating spray drift through data sharing.

Jul 16, 2020

Cotton Gap program returns to expand students' horizons

The Australian cotton industry is hoping to attract a new...

May 04, 2020

Australian cotton industry releases second Sustainability Report

The Australian cotton industry’s second five-year Sustainability Report released today...

Mar 31, 2020

Spray needs to stay on target

All farmers are being reminded to stay vigilant during all...

Mar 12, 2020

2020 Australian Cotton Conference Launched

2020 Australian Cotton Conference organisers are hopeful of a large...

Mar 11, 2020

Australian cotton industry opens its doors for community engagement day

No topic was off limit as the Australian cotton industry...

Feb 28, 2020

Applications open for Future Cotton Leaders Program

The next generation of leaders within Australia’s cotton industry is...

Feb 20, 2020

Anti-GM map inaccurate

Anti-GM map contains misinformation.

Feb 17, 2020

Nominations open for 2020 Australian Cotton Industry Awards

Nominations have opened for the 2020 Australian Cotton Industry Awards...

Jan 24, 2020

Efforts underway to reduce spray drift risk

Growers are being reminded to remain vigilant when spraying their...

Dec 04, 2019

Better Cotton Initiative boss applauds Australian industry

The head of the largest cotton sustainability program in the...

Oct 31, 2019

A new crop of chinos at M.J. Bale

M.J. Bale flagship stores now stock men’s chinos exclusively made...

Oct 07, 2019

World Cotton Day

The global cotton industry’s production, research, innovation and trade practices...

Jul 25, 2019

High achievers recognised at the 2019 Australian Cotton Industry Awards

The excellence and achievements of the Australian cotton industry over...

Jul 08, 2019

Cotton Australia’s response to Four Corners’ episode ‘Cash Splash’

Statement in response to the ABC's Four Corners report.

Jun 17, 2019

Countdown on to Australian Cotton Collective

Countdown on to Australian Cotton Collective

May 09, 2019

Australian cotton industry’s 2019 top achievers announced

Australian cotton industry’s 2019 top achievers announced

Mar 15, 2019

We won’t be bullied by anti-cotton activists

We won’t be bullied by anti-cotton activists

Mar 06, 2019

Google Arts & Culture: Cotton

Google Arts & Culture: Cotton

Feb 18, 2019

Rain, not blame, needed after Menindee fish deaths

Rain, not blame, needed after Menindee fish deaths

Feb 04, 2019

Move to ban cotton exports a dangerous political stunt that attacks regional Australia

Move to ban cotton exports a dangerous political stunt that...

Feb 01, 2019

Cotton Australia responds to South Australian Royal Commission report

Cotton Australia responds to South Australian Royal Commission report

Jan 29, 2019

2019 Australian Cotton Industry Awards to celebrate resilience and innovation

2019 Australian Cotton Industry Awards to celebrate resilience and innovation

Jan 24, 2019

Australia’s cotton industry lays down the facts to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Australias cotton industry lays down the facts to Greens Senator...

Jan 10, 2019

Cotton Australia statement on fish deaths at Menindee

Cotton Australia statement on fish deaths at Menindee