Monthly Archives: April 2011

In Budget Fight, Brazil Subsidies Divide Lawmakers

In Budget Fight, Brazil Subsidies Divide Lawmakers

WASHINGTON—As lawmakers scour the budget for ways to reduce government spending, the U.S. continues to send millions of dollars to Brazil to subsidize the country’s cotton sector, payments that aren’t touched in the latest round of budget-cutting proposals.

The U.S. payments to Brazil, made in return for the country’s agreement […]

Boehner: No promises on debt vote

Boehner: No promises on debt vote

GREENVILLE, Ohio —Speaker John Boehner won’t guarantee a vote on raising the debt limit, the latest threat in an increasingly high stakes game of chicken with the White House over whether Congress will inch closer to letting the nation default on its credit.

Boehner, in an interview with POLITICO here Monday, […]

Appropriators unveil list of spending cuts for agriculture, other programs

WASHINGTON, April 12 – A wide variety of spending cuts, as well as a few spending increases and policy riders are included in the final details of the 2011 budget compromise which was released early Tuesday morning by the Chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

Of the $38.5 billion in overall reductions from fiscal […]

ICA and BBB to create new Centre of Excellence

The International Cotton Association (ICA) and the Bremer Baumwollboerse (BBB) have reached an historic agreement to combine their specific expertise around quality testing, training and research to create a new international quality testing and research centre.

2011-1204 ICA and BBB to create new centre of excellence