Cotton Matters - 21 March, 2018

Tuesday, 20th March 2018 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

Thank you to our levy payers

Cotton Australia has published its annual list of levy paying growers. On behalf of the Board and the organisation, CEO Adam Kay thanks those cotton growers who contributed the full voluntary levy for the 2016-17 season, without whose support Cotton Australia’s achievements would not be possible

See the full list of levy payers


NSW water compliance regime – have your say

Cotton Australia has called on growers to engage with the consultation process around New South Wales’ new water compliance regime. Growers can attend feedback meetings and/or make submissions to the State Government.

Learn more, get involved


Easter harvest machinery movement – what you need to know

Following extensive efforts in recent years to harmonise heavy agriculture machinery movement between state and federal jurisdictions, Cotton Australia can report that there have been very few changes to regulatory requirements concerning movement this season. Cotton Australia has information on the rights and responsibilities of growers and transport contractors moving heavy machinery on Queensland and NSW roads at this busy time of year.

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Cotton Industry Awards: support excellence in our industry

Nominations for the 2018 Australian Cotton Industry Awards are closing soon. Have you made your nomination? Click below to learn more and nominate someone today.

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Grower of the Year Field Day

Join the Cavaso Farming team for the Monsanto Cotton Grower Of The Year Field Day on their farms at Darlington Point and Coleambally. The program includes discussions about precision agriculture, irrigation layouts, weed control and advanced machinery. Registration is essential to secure transport and lunch.

More info, register


New Cotton Conference website launched

With preparations for this year’s Cotton Industry Conference well underway, the organisers have launched a new website. The new website will  keep delegates up to date and provides detail about how to sponsor and exhibit, the program, social events and presenters.

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New-look Cotton LEADS™ website

 The Cotton LEADS™ program, a partnership between the Australian and US cotton industries, has a new website that better reflects the program’s goals and achievements. It is a comprehensive source of information for all interested stakeholders from manufacturers, brands and retailers to growers, researchers, industry bodies, governments and NGOs.  The Cotton LEADS program positions Australia as a responsible supplier of sustainable, ethically produced cotton and now has more than 500 partners from the supply chain.

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Sharna Holman: crazy for cotton

Art4Agriculture has profiled Central Qld DAF & CottonInfo Extension Officer and Young Farming Champion Sharna Holman, who will be presenting the ‘Cotton or Not’ workshop at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Primary School Preview Day.

More on Sharna

More about Primary School Preview Day


Cotton LEADS™ Annual Report now available

Cotton LEADS™ is now in its fifth year and growing strongly, with a number of large global brands recently joining as partners. The program’s achievements - including those from Australia - are summarised in the 2017 Annual Report, now available on the newly updated Cotton LEADS™ website. It provides a detailed summary of the program’s activities throughout 2017, grower and researcher case studies, partner profiles and interviews, and an overview of the joint Australian-US initiatives underway to increase the footprint of responsible cotton production worldwide.

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Have your say on the future role of women in Qld ag

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is currently conducting a survey to better understand the roles women play in agriculture businesses, rural communities and industries, including interest in participation in leadership roles. These insights may help QFF develop programs that support leadership development amongst women in farm businesses and rural industries.

Learn more about the survey

Participate in the survey


Free oil collection for Southern Qld growers

J.J. Richards is offering farmers with more than 2000 litres of used oil a free collection service for those in the Balonne, Goondiwindi, Western Downs, Southern Downs, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council areas.

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Cotton leaders to speak at northern conference

A group of cotton industry leaders will be speaking at, and attending, the Northern Australia Food Futures Conference in Darwin in July this year. Program topics include technology transforming Australia’s cotton industry, new crops, the role of R&D and more.

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