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CRAIG BROWN right National Cotton Council Memphis discussed farm bill provisions with Keith Maloney left and David Rowland both with the USDA Cotton Classing Office at Dumas Ark
<p> <strong><em>CRAIG BROWN, right, National Cotton Council, Memphis, discussed farm bill provisions with Keith Maloney, left, and David Rowland, both with the USDA Cotton Classing Office at Dumas, Ark.</em></strong></p>

Timing of new farm bill critical for cotton programs

Timing is critical for getting a farm bill in final form and to the president for signing before the current extension expires at the end of September, says Craig Brown, National Cotton Council&nbsp;vice president of producer affairs.&nbsp;&ldquo;We definitely need for Congress to pass a farm bill before the current extension runs out so it can be implemented in 2014,&rdquo; he says.

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