This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
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This week Congress passed a bill to suspend the 10-acre rule for one-year. According to Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, this “rule” was initially put in the 2008 Farm Bill as a budget off-set.
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With the 2008 farm bill now being instituted, Minnich says, there are a lot of small farms that are part of larger operations that would be affected by this rule.
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Since the 10-acre rule was intended as a money saver in the 2008 Farm Bill, Minnich says, Congress had to come up with different budget off-sets to pay for the suspension.