Senate Committee Includes Cottonseed In Appropriations Bill


Senate committee includes cottonseed in appropriations bill

The cotton industry’s long-standing efforts to have cottonseed designated as an “other oilseed” under the commodity title of the Agriculture Act of 2014 finally appear to be gaining some traction.
The Senate Appropriations Committee’s FY 2018 agriculture appropriations bill contains a provision making cottonseed eligible for oilseed Price Loss Coverage or PLC payments in the 2014 farm bill. The House agricultural appropriations bill for FY 2018 contains similar language.
The National Cotton Council, which had been pushing for the cottonseed designation as an “other oilseed” since the fall of 2015, issued a statement thanking Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., the chairman of the Senate …

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