TITLE

Cotton leaders disappointed in WTO talks

AUTHOR(S)
Brandon, Hembree
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;1/18/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that U.S. cotton growers are not happy with the policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the cotton industry. According to Woods Eastland, chairman of the National Cotton Council, cotton farmers are concerned about the efforts of the WTO to single out cotton from broader agricultural negotiations. The WTO's declaration text is inconsistent with the concept of a single undertaking for agriculture. Members of the Council have been involved in efforts to promote the U.S. position regarding a comprehensive agricultural agreement. Cotton farmers do not want the U.S. cotton program to be singled out for separate treatment from other commodities.
ACCESSION #
19813579

 

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