Today's Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1:
U.S. agriculture is losing a strong advocate in Representative Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri who announced her retirement from Congress on Monday. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, shares Emerson's contributions to the U.S. cotton industry.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Although Representative Emerson represented the southeast Missouri cotton area, she was very cognizant of the entire U.S. cotton industry's impact on this nation's economic health, including the gins, warehouses and hundreds of other small cotton businesses that are so important to their rural communities.
Suggested Introduction 3:
Representative Emerson was first elected to the House in 1996 to fill the remainder of the term of her husband, Bill Emerson, who died in office that year.