NCC: Federal research cuts would close ginning labs

March 2006
Southeast Farm Press;3/8/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p29
Trade Publication
The article reports on the opinion of the National Cotton Council that the proposed changes to cotton research and Extension programs will undercut the U.S. cotton industry's ability to compete in the global marketplace. The budget proposes to close Department of Agriculture cotton ginning laboratories in Texas and New Mexico. It also calls for the reduction in research funding for research aimed at improving integrated pest management and fiber quality enhancement.


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