Today's Cotton Newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C.
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Because cotton classing is a fee-based program, classing offices will be directly affected by this week's government-wide shut down. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C., joins us today to explain exactly how the offices' operations will change.
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These offices will be affected mainly by staffing in as much as the employees who have a percentage of their time allotted to appropriations will be furloughed that percentage of time according to Minnich.
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This is the case up through the management chain.
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For those hours, they are not allowed to be engaged in work and during the hours they are allowed at work, they are not allowed to engage in any activity related to a non-funded operation.