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Budget Deal Restores Farm Bill Coverage for Cotton

Critically-needed policy that restores eligibility for cotton in the Title I ARC/PLC programs of the current Farm Bill was part of a supplemental disaster bill included in the new bipartisan budget legislation approved by Congress in the early hours of February 9. President Trump signed the bill into law soon after.

 

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