Cotton LEADS™ Partners Now Exceed 200
Cotton LEADS™, a joint program established by the Australian and US cotton industries, now has attained more than 200 partners across the global cotton textile supply chain.
NCC Letters Convey California Water Legislation Support
In letters to several members of California’s congressional delegation, the NCC urged the House and Senate to work to resolve the differences between S. 2198 and H.R. 3964 and work together in the remaining days of the 113th Congress to approve comprehensive drought relief legislation.
NCC Responds to Interpretive Rule
In comments, the NCC urged the EPA and Corps of Engineers to withdraw their Interpretive Rule (IR) regarding the exemption from permitting under Section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act to certain agricultural conservation practices. The NCC disagrees with EPA’s assessment saying that the IR actually will restrict the exemptions that Congress intended for agriculture.
USDA June Acreage Report
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated '14-15 US cotton plantings at 11.37 million acres, up 9.2% from '13. Upland planted area is estimated to have increased 9.7% to 11.19 million acres. ELS cotton producers planted 178,000 acres, down 11.4%. USDA’s June projection is up 268,000 acres from their initial '14 estimate released in March.
Farm Bill Frequently Asked Questions
Following the series of farm bill education meetings, the NCC prepared a list of frequently asked questions on the The Agricultural Act of 2014.
Farm Bill Summary and Overview (click here)
This NCC-prepared document contains the basic preliminaries of The Agricultural Act of 2014 that passed out of the House/Senate Conference. The bill is subject to verification when legislative language is reviewed.
FSA Posts Farm Bill Fact Sheet
USDA's Farm Service Agency has created a fact sheet entitled, "What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?" that includes highlights of The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act), also known as the 2014 Farm Bill.
Cotton Newsline: July 18, 2014 Thirteen Mid-South cotton producers observed cotton and other agricultural operations in California's San Joaquin Valley this week as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2014 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
Cotton Newsline: July 16, 2014 The Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management of the House Agriculture Committee, chaired by Representative Conaway (R-TX), held a hearing on the implementation of the commodity and crop insurance titles of the 2014 farm law.
Cotton Newsline: July 11, 2014 In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2014-2015 US cotton plantings at 11.37 million acres, which is up 9.2% from 2013.