|NCC Lauds House Committee’s Farm Bill Action 05/16/2013|
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.
|NCC Welcomes Senate Ag Panel’s Timely Action 05/14/2013|
The NCC appreciates the work of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee for producing a farm bill that includes provisions supported by the cotton industry.
|2013 P.I.E. Program Tours Announced 05/10/2013|
The NCC has scheduled dates and locations for the 2013 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the program is now in its 25th year of helping its U.S. cotton producer participants maximize on-farm efficiency.
|NCC Conveys Opposition To Labeling Legislation (62k pdf) 05/10/2013|
The NCC joined with other agricultural organizations on a letter to Congressional members opposing the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act.
|NCC Letter Seeks EAAP Funds Release Date 05/10/2013|
NCC President/CEO Mark Lange sent a letter to FSA Administrator Garcia expressing gratitude for the release of farm program payment funds and requesting a date for release of EAAP funds, which have been similarly placed on hold due to budget constraints.
|EAAP Successfully Restored In Senate Farm Bill Mark-Up Document 05/09/2013|
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.
|Letter Urges Restoration of EAAP (353k pdf) 05/09/2013|
A letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS), nine Cotton Belt Senators urged inclusion of the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (EAAP) for domestic textile manufacturers in the Senate farm bill document.
|Reference Documents Regarding Restoration Of Upland Cotton Provisions of S.3240 05/09/2013|
The NCC prepared a document outlining provisions of the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (EAAP) for domestic textile manufacturers.
|Senate Panel Approves Pryor Amendment To Revise EPA’s SPCC Rules 05/09/2013|
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.
|Effective Crop Insurance Importance Conveyed (43k pdf) 05/03/2013|
The NCC joined with 43 other organizations on a letter to Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Chairman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS) conveying support for crop insurance and opposition to provisions that will limit its effectiveness as their Committee and the full Senate prepare to consider a comprehensive farm bill.