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Farm, appropriations bills will bear close watching in months ahead

National Cotton Council board members urged to put in a good word for the House FY2018 Ag Appropriations bill.

While the House Agriculture Committee will write the 2018 farm bill, members of the House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee will be monitoring those deliberations closely, according to Rep. Robert Aderholt, chairman of the subcommittee.

The subcommittee has completed its work on the FY2018 ag appropriations bill, including providing funding for the cotton ginning cost share and cottonseed as an oilseed proposals being advanced by the National Cotton Council and research and promotion programs.

Congressman Aderholt asked members of the National Cotton Council’s board of directors to express their support for the ag spending bill when they speak with their members of Congress in the weeks ahead, “Tell them it’s a good, balanced bill,” he said at the NCC’s mid-year board meeting in Memphis, Tenn.

For more on the congressman’s speech, click on http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ginning-cost-share-cottonseed-programs-moving-forward.

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