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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The impacts of a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program on U.S. agriculture have been the source of significant debate during the legislative discussions surrounding the American Clean Energy and Security Act or Waxman/Markey bill. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says unfortunately there is very little economic analysis available to guide the discussions at this time.
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According to Minnich, it is generally accepted that energy and input costs for production agriculture will increase under a cap-and-trade system.
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Minnich explains what the green house cap-and-trade program could mean for cotton.