The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, also known as the “Trust Protocol,” has officially opened a public stakeholder consultation regarding the revision of the Principles and Criteria and Grower Enrollment Questionnaire. This consultation will remain open until October 30th. The release of draft Version 2.0 of these documents marks a significant milestone in the ongoing development of the program, and the involvement of stakeholders is of utmost importance to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the standard.
The initial Version 1.0 of the Principles and Criteria and Grower Enrollment Questionnaire was the result of three years of collaborative efforts by a dedicated team of experts working alongside industry leaders. The new Version 2.0 aims to bring more clarity to the overall structure of the grower questionnaire and address ongoing areas of interest. It places specific emphasis on field practices that optimize farm inputs, manage chemicals, and is expected to positively impact the achievement of sustainability goals across various key environmental metrics, from Soil Health to GHG emissions.
To actively participate in this consultation process and provide valuable feedback that will help refine and improve these documents before finalization, you can visit the following link: Form
For more detailed information about The Trust Protocol, please refer to TrustUSCotton.org
Source: US Trust Protocol