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Ginning cost share, cottonseed programs moving forward

House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Robert Aderholt says Congress will have to work quickly after Labor Day to pass funding bills.

Obtaining assistance for cotton producers who were essentially left out of the 2014 farm bill continues to be an arduous process, one that is consuming a lot of face time in the halls of Congress.

That process moved a step closer to reality when the House Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee included funding for the ginning cost-share and cottonseed as an oilseed programs in its FY2018 spending proposal.

Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., the subcommittee’s chairman, discussed the next steps for those pieces of legislation and other cotton programs in a speech at the National Cotton Council’s Mid-Year Board of Directors meeting in Memphis, Tenn.

For more on Rep. Aderholt’s speech, click on http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/farm-appropriations-bills-will-bear-close-watching-months-ahead.

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