Today's Cotton Newsline is 5 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C.
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Conferees for the 2013 Farm Bill are scheduled to meet for the first time this week. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations
Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C., tells us what to expect from their initial meeting.
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During the period leading up to the meeting, Chairman Lucas and the other three leaders of the conference committee – Senator Stabenow if Michigan, Senator Cochran of Mississippi and Representative Peterson of Minnesota -- have expressed optimism that the committee can reach an agreement on comprehensive legislation.
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The spending levels and policies associated with the nutrition programs will be very difficult to resolve because the House and Senate bills include significant differences.
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In what could be a related development, another conference committee also is meeting for the first time this week according to Minnich.
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This budget conference committee is led by House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Murray of Washington and…