By Lynette Wilson
As part of PCCA’s continuing effort to educate law-makers about crucial issues affecting its members, the cooperative invited Congressman Jerry Moran to visit American Cotton Growers (ACG) in September 2009.
Congressman Moran, representing the people of Kansas for a seventh term in the United States House of Representatives, is a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Moran currently is running for the United States Senate.
In addition to explaining the manufacturing process, other topics of conversation during the tour included: the importance of U.S. cotton, the future of American-made denim, and the legislative concerns of the cotton industry as a whole.
“As a Congressman from a farm-state, I often find myself educating my colleagues and other officials in Washington, D.C., about the critical importance of strong agriculture policy – not just domestically, but around the globe,” Moran said.