Broadcast Newsline: March 09, 2022

Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, shares thoughts in response to President Biden’s Executive Order directing an all-government approach to assess issues in critical U.S. supply chains.

Today’s Cotton Newsline is 2 cuts. They feature Reece Langley, vice president of operations for the National Cotton Council.

Suggested Introduction 1:

Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, shares thoughts in response to President Biden’s Executive Order directing an all-government approach to assess issues in critical U.S. supply chains. Seven cabinet agencies published reports identifying key weaknesses in the nation’s most crucial supply chains and devised multi-year strategies to address those weaknesses. The report from USDA highlights challenges and solutions for multiple focus areas including labor, transportation bottlenecks, and trade disruptions. Langley provides thoughts on how the solutions presented by USDA can aid the cotton industry.


Suggested Introduction 2:

Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, provides details about longer term solutions to aid U.S. supply chains. This includes new legislation known as the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that would give the Federal Maritime Commission and other agencies additional authority to regulate activities of global shipping companies to ensure they accept U.S. agricultural products for export.

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