U.S. Cotton Appreciates House Passage of Railroad Bill

National Cotton Council Chairman Ted Schneider said the U.S. cotton industry appreciates the House for its approval today of legislation that would force a tentative rail labor agreement and avert a national strike or lockout.

The Louisiana producer said, “A rail strike would have had severe consequences on our industry from producers to textile manufacturers. We are grateful the House recognized the gravity of the situation and urge the Senate to do likewise and approve this much-needed legislation.”

The NCC earlier today joined with numerous food and agriculture groups on a letter sent to House and Senate leadership urging legislation be passed immediately to adopt the tentative agreement.

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