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Sustainable sourcing in action

During a trip to the US for  the 2019 ACSA (American cotton Shippers’ Association) convention last week, Bill Kingdon (ICA Managing Director) took the opportunity to visit ICA members Calcot and JG Boswell where he was impressed with their sustainable sourcing initiatives.
“I was superbly hosted both by Calcot in Bakersfield and JG Boswell Company in Corcoran, both based in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world – the San Joaquin Valley. Having been given a birds-eye view of high-tech agricultural methods and cotton production as a guest of JG Boswell, I was extremely impressed to see techniques for good guardianship of the land and water were high on the agenda in this highly productive but arid region where there is no rain for the majority of the year. Many thanks to Carl Acker of Calcot, and Nick Kastle and Brad Reinhart of Boswell’s cotton marketing team for welcoming me and showing me around.”