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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a series of cotton meetings in the South Plains and High Plains May 14-16 to explain new cotton provisions in the farm bill.

Dr. Joe Outlaw, an AgriLife Extension economist and co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, will discuss how the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorized changes to seed cotton as a covered commodity that requires farmers to act on their generic base acres.

The meetings are set for:
Monday, May 14, 2 p.m., Forrest Park Community Center, 814 S. Houston Ave., Lamesa.
Tuesday, May 15, 9 a.m., Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.
Tuesday, May 15, 2 p.m., Ollie Liner Center, 2000 S. Columbia St., Plainview.
Wednesday, May 16, 9 a.m., Fowler Insurance Agency, 123 S. Sixth St., Memphis.
Wednesday, May 16, 2 p.m., Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo.
Also to be discussed is the Agricultural & Food Policy Center’s decision aid tool to help producers understand how the new seed cotton program may affect their Farm Service Agency payments. The decision aid is located at https://www.afpc.tamu.edu/tools/cotton-base.
For more information, contact Jackie Smith at 806-746-6101 or DeDe Jones at 806-677-5600.

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