The cotton industry is watching budget negotiations in Congress closely. Both the House and the Senate appropriations bills included cotton changes in its proposed bills; however, the text didn’t make the cut in the short-term bill.
Now, producers hope cotton-friendly policies get included in the next budget plan which has a fast approaching deadline of December 22, and would avoid a government shutdown.
Since his campaign days, President Donald Trump has voiced little support for keeping the United States involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Ag trade groups, companies and associations have varying perspectives and positions on the topic as well. Last week, U.S. farmers, dairymen and livestock producers weighed in to share their points of view, via a Farm Journal Pulse survey.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will distribute $48 million for fiscal year 2018 in specialty crops research grants.
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