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Letter Conveys Manager's Amendment Support
The NCC joined with 33 other organizations on a letter to Senators conveying their support for the manager's amendment offered in the farm bill by Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS) -- saying it will provide an effective farm and natural resource safety net.
NCC Lauds House Committee’s Farm Bill Action
The NCC congratulated House Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-MN) for their efforts in moving new farm legislation through that Committee.
EAAP Successfully Restored In Senate Farm Bill Mark-Up Document
In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS), nine Cotton Belt Senators successfully urged inclusion of the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (EAAP) for domestic textile manufacturers in the Senate farm bill document.
Senate Panel Approves Pryor Amendment To Revise EPA’s SPCC Rules
Sen. Pryor’s (D-AR) amendment 801 to the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 -- a revision to the EPA Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule for farms and ranches -- was accepted by unanimous consent in the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on May 8.
NCC Statement Regarding USDA/EPA Honey Bee Report
The NCC is aware that the scientific community is in agreement that there are multiple factors involved with bee health decline and more study is necessary to determine which of these factors are the most important.
USDA Announces 45th General Sign-Up for CRP
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will conduct a four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program, beginning on May 20 and ending on June 14.
Cotton Newsline: May 22, 2013 The National Cotton Council encourages producers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program, or DCP, or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, also known as ACRE, before the deadlines.
Cotton Newsline: May 17, 2013 Registrations are being accepted for the 2013 Stoneville Ginners School at the USDA gin lab in Stoneville, MS, on June 4-6.
Cotton Newsline: May 15, 2013 In its final estimate of the 2012 US cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 17.31 million bales, up from the January estimate of 17 million bales.