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Secure your tickets to Australian Cotton Collective

Excitement is building for the 2021 Australian Cotton Collective, with tickets for the key industry event now on sale. The Collective will be held in Toowoomba, Queensland from August 24th – 26th 2021, and will bring Australia’s cotton industry together for a series of informative speaker sessions, panel forums and a trade show. Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay said the event would be a valuable knowledge sharing experience for attendees.


Australian Cotton Shippers Association launches export market diversification program

The Australian Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA) has announced the commencement of its “Taking Australian Cotton to the World” market diversification program. The program will assist exporters to increase Australian cotton’s market share in traditional export destinations and expand trade into new and emerging markets.


Stress and tiredness ‘key factors’ in farming accidents

Stress and fatigue have been identified as a key cause of agricultural accidents by researchers from the University of Aberdeen. They found that lapses in situation awareness, related to stress and fatigue, were a main contributory factor in farming accidents. 


Returning cotton to the field

A Goondiwindi cotton farm is the site of a ground breaking trial to test whether shredded cotton products could offer benefits to cotton soil health, and a scalable solution to textile waste. Around two tonnes of processed cotton textiles, garments and end-of-life State Emergency Service coveralls have been spread by local farmer, Sam Coulton.


New CSD Director

Louise Hill from St George was elected to the CSD Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 16. Louise will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Joanne Grainger, whose term finished after nine years. CSD Chair, James Kahl paid tribute to Joanne's commitment and service.




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