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NCC Conveys Farm Law Priorities in DC Hearing

The National Cotton Council continues to work with the House and Senate agriculture committees and with other agricultural organizations to gain passage of a farm bill that effectively addresses the needs of all commodities.

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‘I Need More Mexicans’: A Kansas Farmer’s Message to Trump

Undocumented immigrants make up about half the workforce in U.S. agriculture, according to various estimates. But that pool of labor is shrinking, which could spell trouble for farms, feedlots, dairies, and meatpacking plants—particularly in a state such as Kansas, where unemployment in many counties is barely half the already tight[…]

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