Cotton and Fiber Symposium Announced

Minnesota Ag Connection - Cotton production is a $25 billion-per-year industry in the United States. Indeed, it's the "fabric of our lives" according to Cotton Incorporated's ad campaign.

Making cotton more competitive with synthetic fibers is the focus of Eric Hequet's talk. "Cotton has lost half its market share to synthetic fiber," says Hequet. We need to develop "cotton fiber with reduced variability, so it performs more predictably at the mill." Hequet is a professor at Texas Tech.

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