Cotton industry building foundation for new round of farm legislation

Brandon, Hembree
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/18/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p4
Trade Publication
The article informs that farmers in the U.S. are concerned about the federal government's policies regarding agriculture. Farmers are worried about the consequences of various provisions in the next farm bill debate in the U.S. Congress. During the budget session, the National Cotton Council was able to attain its objectives of protecting payment eligibility requirements and current payment limits. According to Woods Eastland, the Council's chairman, the process of developing new farm legislation is just beginning. The government has proposed to make changes in various farm programs, with $5.7 billion in cuts over 10 years.


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