NCC chairman says Budget proposals 'target Sunbelt'

Laws, Forrest
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p10
Trade Publication
This article focuses on a speech made by the chairman of the National Cotton Council at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show that U.S. President George Bush's 2006 budget proposals unfairly target Sunbelt crops and could reduce the gross income of farmers in the region by 10 to 30 percent. Woods Eastland, a producer and cooperative executive from Doddsville, said that if the proposals had been in effect for the 2004 crop about one-half of the cotton produced in the U.S. would have been ineligible for the marketing loan. Although the U.S. Department Agriculture has not released any numbers on marketing loan redemptions or loan deficiency payments for the 2004 cotton crop, the dollars could be substantial since spot cotton prices have been 8 to 10 cents below the loan rate for most of the 2004/2005 marketing year.


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