This weeks Cotton Newsline is 2 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
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Secretary of Agriculture, Ed Schafer, announced this week that the signup would begin for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program. According to Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, contracts are currently available at USDA Service Centers.
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Minnich says the USDA computes Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payments as they have under the 2002 Farm Bill using base acres and payment yields established for each farm.