Cotton Incorporated has launched an online survey it says may be the most important one U.S. cotton producers will ever be asked to participate in.

“Results from the “Natural Resource Survey” will form a foundation for and help guide the efforts of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program over the next several years,” said Kater Hake, vice-president, Agricultural Research, Cotton Incorporated.

“We have the most transparent and safety-conscious agricultural system relative to other major cotton-producing countries,” said Hake. “The U.S. cotton industry has made great strides in production efficiency gains and results from this survey will show the true extent of modern cotton production’s environmental stewardship.”

There is no log-in to participate in the 20 minute online survey because individual responses are not being tracked. Producers are asked to take the survey only once and only if they have production responsibility for a cotton farming operation.

“Producer input will be anonymous, so we hope all participants will be comfortable in truthfully answering our questions,” said Hake. “We realize that producers get numerous requests for information, so we appreciate their willingness to participate in this Cotton Incorporated survey. If they want to learn more about this program or the other activities of Cotton Incorporated, they contact us at agsurvey@cottoninc.com.”