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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Senators praise USDA move to help Miss. cotton producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today praised Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s decision to take administrative action to help maintain and expand cotton production in Mississippi and other states.

Perdue has taken action to make cotton producers eligible for a one-time assistance payment based on 2016 cotton acreage through the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program.  The payments are intended to help offset high input and infrastructure costs, which have worsened economic hardships for cotton producers.


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