Cotton Concerns About Farm Bill Implementation

Randall Weiseman Cotton, Georgia

Implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill continues and there are still some issues that concern the cotton industry according to Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission.

The National Cotton Council reports that a bipartisan group of Cotton Belt Senators and House members, led by Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Representatives Etheridge (D-NC) and Emerson (R-MO), has written Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer to stress that it is inappropriate and unnecessary for USDA to cause serious disruptions in current farming operations by proposing unwarranted changes in the way it makes actively-engaged-in-farming determinations.

Twenty Senators and more than 40 House members signed separate letters that also request that the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish rules and regulations pertaining to new Adjusted Gross Income and payment limit reforms as soon as possible.

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