Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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  1. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP WELCOMES USDA CREATION OF THE COTTON GINNING COST SHARE PROGRAM

    ... Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) creation of the new Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. Through the new program, cotton producers will be able to reduce their ...

    Jun 7, 2016

  2. Macon Telegraph: Lawmakers fight to keep cotton, peanut storage subsidies

    ... in President Obama’s budget that ends compensation to cotton and peanut farmers for storage costs when they hold back on selling ... rates. “The credits allow producers to store their cotton and peanuts at the government’s cost until prices rise. Therefore, ...

    Feb 11, 2010

  3. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP APPLAUDS NEW COTTON BOARD APPOINTEES

    ... member to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Cotton Board. The Cotton Board is appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to oversee the ...

    Jan 15, 2014

  4. RANKING MEMBER BISHOP APPLAUDS AGRICULTURE SECRETARY PERDUE FOR EXPANSION OF COTTON GINNING COST SHARE PROGRAM

    ... the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will expand the Cotton Ginning Cost Share program to cover the 2016 crop year.   “The expansion of the Cotton Ginning Cost Share program, in addition to the cotton provisions ...

    Mar 6, 2018

  5. RANKING MEMBER BISHOP CALLS FOR PRESIDENT TO TAKE ACTION TO STABILIZE COTTON INDUSTRY

    ... to the President urging him to take action to stabilize the cotton industry by expanding the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program to operate on an ongoing basis.   ...

    Jul 18, 2017

  6. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ADVOCATES FOR THE COTTON AND PEANUT INDUSTRIES

    ... Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), on behalf of the peanut and cotton industries, urged Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to use his ... of these actions will have a severe effect on the peanut and cotton industries in my district and nationwide, with a negligible contribution ...

    Oct 16, 2013

  7. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP’S PREPARED STATEMENT FOR HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE FARM BILL LISTENING SESSION

    ... blueberries, privately owned timberlands, and number two in cotton.   Likewise, the district I represent is an agriculture district, leading the state in peanuts, cotton, pecans, fruits, vegetables, as well as family-owned timberlands. But, I ...

    Jun 26, 2017

  8. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP, EX-IM BANK VICE CHAIR FELTON VISIT SWIFT SPINNING

    ... Headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, Swift Spinning produces cotton rings of spun yarn. After buying bulk cotton directly from the producers, the mill uses 32,640 spindles to produce ...

    Sep 3, 2014

  9. Rep. Bishop Stands With Farmers Against Misguided Agriculture Appropriations Bill

    ... decision made be based on hard science, stating, “We have cotton and peanuts and pecans in my district.  We also have poultry.  We have ... regulation.”  Another amendment singled out cotton farmers while ignoring other commodities with virtually identical ...

    Jun 17, 2011

  10. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING USDA’S DENIAL OF COTTONSEED ELIGILIBITY FOR FARM BILL POLICIES

    ... the Farm Bill, an action which may negatively affect the cotton industry: “I am greatly disappointed in the USDA’s failure to support the cotton industry by re-labeling cottonseed to a classification allowing needed ...

    Feb 11, 2016

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