‘No ambiguity’ in farm bill oilseed language, Rep. Crawford says

Cotton farmers should have had “no problem” getting the “other oilseed” designation for cottonseed under the 2014 farm bill’s PLC program when industry leaders went to USDA for the change.

Congressman Rick Crawford, speaking at the National Cotton Council’s Mid-Year board meeting in Memphis, Tenn., said the Cotton Ginning Cost Share program Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proposed as an alternative will help, but the oilseed designation would have been better.

Crawford discussed the issues involved in getting the oilseed designation enacted into law, possibly during the lame duck session after the November elections, and Congress’ preparations to write the next farm law.

For more information on these issues, visit www.cotton.org.

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