Cotton Industry Sites

AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, providing test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.

Successful Farming magazine's web site includes a mix of publishers and service providers, companies, and individual users. Topics include markets, weather, livestock, farming, machinery, Ag computing, calendar and more.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises members in more than 100 countries.

The Cotton Board serves as a liaison to the USDA and, through five Field Service Representatives, acts as a direct link to Cotton Incorporated providing program updates and keeping growers aware of program activities.

Cotton Council International, the export promotions and market development division of the National Cotton Council, is dedicated to increasing exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and their products.

The Cotton Foundation's mission is to provide vision and leadership to the U.S. cotton industry through research and education in support of the National Cotton Council of America and its allied industries.

INDA -- trade association representing the nonwoven fabrics industry.

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is an association of governments having an interest in the production, export, import, and consumption of cotton. It is an organization designed to promote cooperation in cotton affairs, particularly those of international scope and significance. This web site is offered in English, French, and Spanish.

The mission of the National Cotton Council of America is to strengthen the ability of U.S. cotton producers, ginners, crushers, merchants, warehousemen, cooperatives and textile manufacturers to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, finished product and oilseed markets at home and abroad.

Textile World serves textile executives in their dual roles as managers and technologists with frequently updated information about new products, technology and on-site plant applications. Textile World is the industry's leading source for news on processing fiber into yarn, fabric and finished products.

The home page for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA.

The Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) Cotton Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promotes the orderly and efficient marketing of cotton by preparing, distributing, and encouraging the use of universal cotton classification standards, and by providing cotton classification and market news that meet the needs and expectations of the cotton and textile industries. Their web site includes descriptions of Cotton Programs, Classing Services, resources, key contacts, and lists available publications/video tapes and employment opportunities.

As the in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Research Service has a mission to: Provide access to agricultural information and develop new knowledge and technology needed to solve technical agricultural problems of broad scope and high national priority to ensure adequate availability of high-quality, safe food and other agricultural products to meet the nutritional needs of the American consumer, to sustain a viable and competitive food and agricultural economy, to enhance quality of life and economic opportunity for rural citizens and society as a whole, and to maintain a quality environment and natural resource base.


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