Today’s Cotton Newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1:
The Senate passed a long-awaited supplemental disaster assistance bill (H.R. 2157) that includes important agricultural disaster relief for producers affected by hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters in both 2018 and 2019. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us to talk about the provisions in the bill that will provide assistance to U.S. cotton farmers.
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However, unlike the previous WHIP program, this bill includes some improvements.
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The bill also includes funding for states to receive block grants that can be used to help for disaster recovery and relief efforts.
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Langley expects the bill to pass by a very large bipartisan vote.