This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1:
In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, NCC Chairman Eddie Smith stressed the importance of preserving the agricultural baseline budget. According to Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, that baseline will ultimately serve as the measuring stick for the 2012 farm bill.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Minnich points out that in the letter, the NCC strongly urged USDA to carefully consider the baseline budget implications of any program changes.
Suggested Introduction 3:
According to Minnich House Agriculture Committee Chairman Peterson repeatedly stated that the next farm bill will be written only to the level of the CBO baseline.