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

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.

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 vice president of producer affairs. “We definitely need for Congress to pass a farm bill before the current extension runs out so it can be implemented in 2014,” he says.

With Congress in recess until September, and only a few work days scheduled in that month, time will be 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.

And timing is particularly critical for cotton, says Craig Brown, vice president of producer affairs for the National Cotton Council.

“We definitely need for Congress to pass a farm bill before the current extension runs

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