This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, senior government relations for the National Cotton Council.
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The National Cotton Council submitted letters to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee’s on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies. Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council says the NCC relayed the cotton industry’s request for fiscal year 2011 funding for selected programs under those panels’ jurisdiction.
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Minnich says, the Council’s request included $22.19 million for USDA’s Animal and Plant health Inspection Service.
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According Minnich the letter strongly supported funding levels authorized in the 08 farm law for the market access program or MAP.
The council said it was pleased to see that the USDA’s Agriculture Research service budget is proposed for a modest increase from $1.18 billion to $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2011.