This week's newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative at the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C.
Suggested Introduction 1:
Last week the House passed legislation that would provide disaster assistance to livestock producers by reinstating a livestock and forage indemnity program that compensates for losses related to adverse weather that expired in Sept. '11.
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative at the National Cotton Council offices in Washington D.C. discusses the disaster legislation and the future of the farm bill.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas of Oklahoma found that the reinstatement of the expired programs was necessary to provide immediate assistance to ranchers.
Suggested Introduction 3:
Minnich comments on what may happen if leaders cannot make progress on the farm bill by September.
Suggested Introduction 4:
There are reports that House and Senate agriculture leaders met to discuss ways to move a five-year bill in the fall.