Today’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1:
President Obama submitted his final budget request to Congress this week. As in previous Administration budgets, it calls for significant cuts to the crop insurance program – a total of about 18 billion dollars in cuts over 10 years. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, explains the budget process and brings us other updates from the week in Washington.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Later in the week, the Secretary of Agriculture appeared before the House Agriculture Appropriations Sub Committee to discuss the Administration’s budget proposal among other things.
Suggested Introduction 3:
Also this week, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, where a number of issues were raised.