The NCC and ABRAPA, Brazil’s national cotton producer organization, issued a joint statement following a recent meeting of U.S. and Brazilian cotton industry leaders in Atlanta. ABRAPA President Sergio De Marco led the Brazilian cotton leader delegation and NCC Chairman Chuck Coley led the U.S. delegation. The leaders, who reviewed issues of mutual concern and pledged to search for avenues of greater cooperation, focused their discussions on risk management, cotton’s sustainability and international promotion.

The full statement is at www.cotton.org/issues/2012/brazilatlanta.cfm.