Today's Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C.
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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas of Oklahoma is speaking out on 2013 crop Direct Payments. He has stated that Direct Payments, or DPs, authorized in the farm bill extension will be made. However Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has not been as certain. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington D.C., provides a more recent update.
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Lucas also followed with a statement in a House Agriculture Committee letter.
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Crop insurance has taken cuts in recent years through contract negotiations and is less likely to be targeted. Direct payments, however, might not be issued next fall. Minnich shares Agriculture Secretary Vilsack's response.