|House Agriculture Committee's Farm Bill Summary (268k pdf) 05/17/13|
The House Agriculture Committees favorably reported on May 15 its new farm legislation -- Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (FARRM) H.R. 1947 -- with strong bipartisan support.
|Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill Summary (385k pdf) 05/17/13|
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee favorably reported on May 14its new farm legislation -- the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (S. 954) -- with strong bipartisan support.
|USDA Announces 45th General Sign-Up for CRP 02/19/13|
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.
|NCC-Prepared Summary of Respective Farm Bills' Key Provisions 07/31/12|
The NCC prepared a summary of the key provisions of the full Senate's and the House Agriculture Committee's versions of the 2012 Farm Bill.
|Ag Groups Press for House Vote on Farm Bill 07/17/12|
The NCC joined 45 other organizations in the US agriculture community on a letter to House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to schedule time to bring bipartisan farm bill legislation -- that was recently approved by a solid majority of the House Agriculture Committee -- to the House floor as soon as possible.
|NCC Summary of House Ag Committee Farm Bill's Key Provisions 07/13/12|
The NCC provided a summary of key provisions of the farm bill as released on July 5 by House Agriculture Committee leadership.
|NCC Commends House Ag Committee Action 07/12/12|
The NCC congratulated House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) for their success in moving new farm legislation through the Committee with no significant changes and with a strong bipartisan vote (35-11) to recommend the legislation to the full House.
|NCC Letter of Appreciation to Lucas, Peterson 07/09/12|
NCC Chairman Chuck Coley sent a letter to Hosue Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-MN) conveying appreciation for their introduction of farm legislation that includes provisions supported by the cotton industry.
|NCC Urges Prompt Passage of Ag Panel Leaders’ Farm Bill Proposal 07/05/12|
The National Cotton Council extended its appreciation to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas (R-OK), along with Ranking member Peterson (D-MN), for their introduction of farm legislation that includes provisions supported by the cotton industry.
|NCC Statement Regarding Senate Passage of S.3240 06/21/12|
The Senate today passed S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act. By doing so, the Senate has taken an important step in a process that has proven to be extraordinarily complex.
|Amendment Would Eliminate Duplicative Permitting 06/14/12|
Sen. Hagan (D-NC) filed an amendment to the ’12 farm bill being debated by the full Senate that includes the H.R. 872 language calling for elimination of duplicative NPDES permitting requirements.
|Amendment Would Eliminate Duplicative Permitting 06/14/12|
The NCC expressed its gratitude to Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) today for her submission of an amendment to the 2012 farm bill that would reduce the regulatory burden on producers and reaffirm the primacy of the Federal Insecticide Rodenticide and Act (FIFRA) in regulating pesticide applications, including those over and near bodies of water.
|Senate Agriculture Committee-Approved Overview of STAX 06/11/12|
The Senate Agriculture Committee-approved overview of Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) is designed to provide a fiscally responsible and effective income safety net for upland cotton producers.
|Talking Points Regarding DeMint Amendment 06/11/12|
The NCC prepared talking points regarding the need for opposing anti-check-off amendments as. Sen. DeMint (R-SC) may offer an amendment to the Senate farm bill requiring all commodity check-off programs to be voluntary.
|NCC-Prepared Document on Reasons to Oppose Durbin-Coburn Amendment 06/08/12|
The NCC prepared a document outlining reasons to oppose the Durbin-Coburn amendment linking AGI to crop insurance premiums.
|NCC Chairman's Testimony Before House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management 06/08/12|
NCC Chairman Chuck Coley presented testimony regarding 2012 farm bill policy before the House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
U.S. House Committee on Agriculture
Chairman, National Cotton Council
|Key Issues Updated For Senate Farm Bill Debate (members only) 06/07/12|
The ’12 farm bill debate moved forward as the Senate, by a 90-8 vote, approved a motion on June 7 to proceed with that legislation’s debate, which could begin on June 11. NCC members are encouraged to visit the NCC website's "Farm Bill" section for updates on key issues expected to be the subject of amendments to the Senate farm bill and for background information.
|US-Brazil Framework Agreement 06/07/12|
The NCC prepared a document regarding the US-Brazil Framework Agreement.
|Stacked Income Protection Plan for Upland Cotton (STAX) 06/07/12|
The NCC prepared a summary of the key points of the Stacked Income Protection Plan for Upland Cotton (STAX).
|Limits on Marketing Loan Gains and Loan Deficiency Payments 06/07/12|
The NCC prepared a document outlining the limits on Marketing Loan Gains and Loan Deficiency Payments
|Importance of Non-recourse Marketing Assistance Loan 06/07/12|
The NCC prepared a document about the importance of the Non-recourse Marketing Assistance Loan.
|Economic Adjustment Assistance Program Supporting U.S. Textiles 06/07/12|
The NCC prepared a document regarding the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program Supporting U.S. Textiles.
|$250,000 Adjusted Gross Income Means Test Amendment 06/07/12|
The NCC prepared a documents regarding the $250,000 Adjusted Gross Income Means Test Amendment.
|Cotton Storage Credits 06/07/12|
The NCC prepared a document regarding Cotton Storage Credits.