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US reviews Cotton Research and Promotion Act
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Mar '17
The US Government is carrying out a required five-year review of the Cotton Research and Promotion Act (Act) Amendments of 1990 to determine whether a referendum is needed on the continuation of these amendments. The government has invited comments from producers, importers and others interested to take a final decision, expected later in 2017.
 
The review is being carried out by the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service or AMS. In the referendum, producers and importers would determine whether they favour continuation of the amendments to the Cotton Research and Promotion Order or not.
 
Under the Cotton Research and Promotion Act, it is the Cotton Board which administers the national promotion and research programme to maintain and expand markets for upland cotton. AMS monitors the operations of the cotton research and promotion programme.
 
The department will accept comments on the matter till April 28, 2017. (SV)

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