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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Thursday, June 16, 2011, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2012 Ag Appropriations Bill. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says several amendments that would have been detrimental to the cotton industry were rejected.
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Minnich says the House also rejected amendments to change key components of current farm law related to determination of eligibility and limitations on benefits.
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Minnich says the Council is deeply disappointed that the House approved an amendment by Representatives Kind and Flake that would prohibit the transfer of funds to the Brazilian Cotton Institute.
Minnich says the NCC is committed to work with Congress and the Administration to ensure the U.S. can continue to comply with the Framework Agreement to avoid serious disruption in trade and to identify a solution to the dispute and are committed to continuing work on the Appropriations Bill as it heads to the Senate.