This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are John Pucheu (Pah-shoe), Chairman for the National Cotton Council and producer from Tranquillity, California.
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The Senate Agricultural Committee held hearings this week focusing on testimony from general farm and commodity-specific organizations, including a focus on farm programs and the commodity title of the farm bill. John Pucheu, Chairman of the National Cotton Council testified before the committee that cotton farmers are not waiting for others to solve their problems.
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Pucheu expressed to the committee that cotton farmers continue to be deeply concerned by efforts in the WTO Doha negotiations to isolate cotton and squeeze unfair and inequitable concessions from the U.S.
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Pucheu also told the committee U.S. cotton remains in the loan primarily because of China’s limitation on access to their markets.