Vilsack: Congress has to give USDA authority on cottonseed

The USDA is prevented by statute from creating a subsidy program, potentially costing $1 billion a year, for cottonseed, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in an essay in Farm Journal. Congress, he says, needs to change the law. “Knowing that our tools to provide assistance have been severely limited, I have asked Congress to examine the… » Read More

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