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Farm Bill

Securing Stability

gary adams, ncc

How does the bill benefit the industry overall? ■ The continued safety net is especially crucial as much of the Cotton Belt faced devastating natural disasters during 2018, compounding producers’ financial strains from retaliatory trade tariffs on U.S. cotton. The bill includes many of our industry’s policy priorities — continuation of the Seed Cotton ARC/PLC program, full access to the ... Read More »

Congress Returns To Farm Bill And Other Agricultural Topics

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• By Kevin Hecteman • With one house of Congress set to flip to Democratic control next year, agricultural advocates focused on a post-election, “lame-duck” session as an opportunity to resolve lingering issues including farm policy and budget appropriations. Josh Rolph, federal policy manager for the California Farm Bureau Federation, says Congress needs to work immediately on appropriations bills. A current ... Read More »

Industry News For November 2018

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Americot Expands Sales, Marketing Team To Support Regional Growth Americot Inc. has added three new sales and marketing team members to its family: Lucy Carmichael, Daniel Nix and Dusty Parker. “Continued growth in West Texas, as well as expansion into new areas, necessitates that we add additional resources to support our customers in the region,” says Chiree Fields, Americot general ... Read More »

Advocating Policy Priorities

gary adams, ncc

Over the past several months, the National Cotton Council (NCC) has actively conveyed to Congress the U.S. cotton industry’s priorities regarding the 2018 farm bill. How has the NCC been communicating the industry’s priorities? ▪ In mid-August, a letter from the NCC and 66 other cotton and related industry organizations was sent to 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee members as ... Read More »

Securing Strong Statutes

gary adams, ncc

The NCC continues to work with U.S. cotton’s supporters in the House and Senate to achieve the industry’s policy priorities in farm legislation. The National Cotton Council (NCC) believes that House-passed farm legislation more fully addresses the U.S. cotton and textile industries’ policy needs, and the NCC has concerns with some provisions in the Senate-passed farm bill. What’s favorable in ... Read More »

The Farm Bill: Hurry Up And Wait

Jimmy Webb

Well, it’s time for another Farm Bill to make its way through Congress. It sure would be nice to get it out early so we can see what we’ve got to work with. Georgia producers didn’t want to change what we had because of the way generic base worked with peanuts. We were fortunate as we had a transition payment, ... Read More »

Tackling Cotton’s Priorities

gary adams, ncc

The National Cotton Council identified multiple priorities it must address to continue effectively representing the U.S. cotton industry on legislative and regulatory issues. What are some key priorities? • A major concern is ensuring an effective safety net for cotton producers is contained in the next farm law. As this column was being submitted, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of ... Read More »