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November 2016
NCC Seeks Malathion Comment Extension 11/11/2016
The National Cotton Council, along with a number of cotton producer interest organizations and boll weevil eradication foundations, submitted comments to EPA on its “Draft Malathion Human Health Assessment” requesting the agency to extend the comment period an additional 60 days from the announced deadline of November 21, 2016.
 
NCC Comments on Biotechnology Regulation Proposal 11/03/2016
On September 22, 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy published a document titled, “Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology” which asked commenters to respond to any or all of four questions.
 
NCC Comments on Estate Tax Proposal 11/03/2016
The National Cotton Council filed comments on a draft IRS regulation change for Section 2704 of the estate tax law that sought to eliminate a valuation exception that occurs when someone dies who has made estate planning decisions within the prior three years.
 
October 2016
Improved Decision-Making Is "Beltwide" Goal 10/28/2016
The 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ (BWCC) can help its attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency by providing them with insight into the latest available tools and research findings.
 
Overtime Rule Measure Lauded in Letter (277k pdf) 10/17/2016
The NCC, along with more than 200 other national, state and local organizations across various industries, cosigned a letter to Sen. Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, thanking him for introducing important legislation, the Overtime Reform and Review Act (S. 3464), that would provide significant relief from the negative impacts of the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule.
 
Immigration and Nationality Act Rulemaking Comments Submitted 10/14/2016
The National Cotton Council and National Cotton Ginners Association submitted comments to the Department of Justice regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking on the “Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act.” The proposed rule threatens to impose penalties on employers far beyond what Congress ever intended or how the underlying statute has ever been applied.
 
Biotech Education Funding Supported (99k pdf) 10/07/2016
The NCC, along with other agriculture organizations, cosigned a letter that was sent to the chairman and ranking member of both the House and Senate appropriations committees expressing support for the $3 million in funding designated to better inform the public about the application of biotechnology to food and fiber production. <br /><br />
 
NCC’s Comments Support Glyphosate 10/07/2016
In comments submitted to EPA, the NCC reiterated its strong support for the re-registration of glyphosate stating that cotton tolerant to herbicides such as glyphosate has “revolutionized” cotton production.
 
September 2016
Coalition Letter Opposes Treasury's Proposal Regarding Estate Taxes (3mb pdf) 09/29/2016
The Family Business Coalition, of which the NCC is a member, sent a letter signed by 119 organizations to Treasury Secretary Lew opposing the Treasury Department’s proposed changes regarding Section 2704 on estate and gift tax valuation discounts.
 
Senators Oppose Treasury Proposal On Estate Taxes (1 mb pdf) 09/29/2016
A Sept. 29 letter signed by 41 Senators to Treasury Secretary Lew urges the withdrawal of a proposal regarding Section 2704 on estate and gift tax valuation discounts.<br /><br />