Sens. Lincoln & Chambliss ‘encouraged’ by progress on cotton dispute with Brazil

By Agri-Pulse Staff

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Washington, April 6 – Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) issued the following joint statement Tuesday regarding the ongoing cotton dispute with Brazil and progress toward a negotiated agreement:

“We believe it is appropriate on the part of both governments to take steps to avoid the imposition of retaliatory tariffs and other countermeasures. Failure to do so would make it far more difficult to reach a negotiated resolution in this long-running dispute. We are encouraged that both sides have agreed upon a framework for dialogue and a process to further discussion. Ultimately, Congress and the Senate and House Agriculture Committees in particular are responsible for crafting changes to these programs and we look forward working with Ambassador Kirk and Secretary Vilsack as both sides explore modifications for consideration during the 2012 farm bill process.”

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