Latest List of Issues

2020

NCC Joins Senate Highway Bill Letter
08/07/2020
The NCC joined numerous agricultural organizations outlining priorities and concerns as the Senate began to develop its version of the highway bill. Learn more


Agriculture Innovation Agenda Comments Filed
08/07/2020
The NCC submitted comments to USDA in response to the Department’s request for public and private sector input on important agriculture innovations. Learn more


Senators Convey Fertilizer Import Tariff Concerns
08/07/2020
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) led a letter from eight Senators to the Commerce Department and International Trade Commission expressing opposition to imposing duties on imported phosphate fertilizer from Russia and Morocco. Learn more


Possible Fertilizer Import Duties Raise Concerns
08/07/2020
The NCC  sent a letter to the Commerce Department and USDA regarding a countervailing duty request brought by The Mosaic Company against imported phosphate fertilizer from Russia and Morocco. Learn more


Representatives Urged to Support WRDA
07/30/2020
The NCC was among a group of other agricultural organizations which sent a July 28 letter to House Members urging their support of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 (H.R. 7575). Learn more


Navigable Waters Protection Rule Guidance Published
07/24/2020
This memo, one of three guidance documents that have cleared the OMB, contains information particularly relevant to agriculture concerning the issues of wetlands and prior converted croplands. Learn more


NCC Supports Amendment to Transportation Bill
06/19/2020
The NCC joined other agricultural organizations on a letter to House Members supporting an amendment offered by Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) to HR 2, the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (INVEST in America Act).” Learn more


Court Ruling Jeopardizes Dicamba Availability
06/05/2020
In a 56-page opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on June 3 vacated the registration of Xtendimax (Bayer), FeXapan (Corteva), and Engenia (BASF) dicamba herbicides. Learn more


NCC Urges Streamlined Ag Data Survey
05/29/2020
The NCC filed comments with USDA regarding a request from the agency's Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) to satisfy a 2018 farm law requirement on collecting information from agricultural entities to support OPMP's understanding of agricultural practices pertaining to pest management. Learn more


NCC Comments Regarding Regulatory Transparency
05/22/2020
The NCC submitted comments to EPA applauding the agency for attempting to provide as much transparency as possible to data and models used by the agency in regulating stakeholders. Learn more


NCC Submits Comments Regarding CFTC Position Limits
05/22/2020
The NCC submitted comments regarding the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) proposed rule on position limits for derivatives. Learn more


NCC Comments Regarding Thiamethoxam
05/08/2020
The NCC submitted comments to the EPA regarding the pesticide, Thiamethoxam. Learn more


NCC Comments Regarding Imidacloprid
05/08/2020
The NCC submitted comments to the EPA regarding the pesticide, Imidacloprid. Learn more


NCC Comments Regarding Dinotefuran
05/08/2020
The NCC submitted comments to the EPA regarding the pesticide, Dinotefuran. Learn more


NCC Comments Regarding Clothianidin
05/08/2020
The NCC submitted comments to the EPA regarding the pesticide, Clothianidin. Learn more


NCC Comments Regarding Acetamiprid
05/08/2020
The NCC submitted comments to the EPA regarding the pesticide, Acetamiprid. Learn more


Chemical Use Survey Continuation Supported
05/08/2020
The NCC submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget supporting the continued use of the Chemical Use Survey on crops. Learn more


Letter Cites Dicamba Benefits
05/08/2020
The NCC and American Soybean Association sent a joint letter to EPA's Administrator discussing the benefits to growers from the newer formulations of dicamba and use for in-crop, over-the-top weed control. Learn more


NCC Comments on NEPA Revision
03/20/2020
The NCC filed comments on a proposed update to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a decades-old, overarching environmental law responsible for high permitting costs and delays affecting most industries, including agriculture. Learn more


DHS Issues Critical Infrastructure/Workforce Sectors List
03/20/2020
The Department of Homeland Security issued its current list of industry sectors that are considered critical infrastructure and workforce. Learn more


USDA Service Center Guidelines Issued
03/20/2020
USDA says that many of its Service Centers are currently open for business, some by appointment only. Learn more


Letter Highlights Supply Chain/Workforce, Inputs Importance
03/20/2020
A letter sent from agriculture, commodity, and related organizations, including the NCC, to the Administration highlighted the critical importance of maintaining an unimpeded agricultural workforce and supply chain, production and transportation activities, including the availability of agricultural inputs for this crop year. Learn more


Letter Conveys COVID-19-Related Concerns
03/20/2020
The NCC and 113 other agricultural and business groups wrote to Congress and the Administration regarding key considerations, including needed relief, as the federal government works to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more


CARES Act Summary
03/20/2020
Senate Republicans introduced a broad-based relief and stimulus package (CARES) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more


NCC CARES Act Summary
03/20/2020
The NCC prepared a summary of Senate Republicans' broad-based relief and stimulus package (Phase 3) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more


Full MAP/FMD Funding Urged
03/13/2020
The NCC joined numerous other agriculture organizations on a letter to House and Senate Appropriations leadership urging for the full funding of Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development programs. Learn more


EQIP Comments Submitted
02/21/2020
The NCC submitted comments on the Natural Resources Conservation Service interim rule on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Learn more


NCC Files Comments on Phytosanitary Certificates
02/07/2020
The NCC filed comments on an information request to the Office of Management and Budget for the need of phytosanitary certificates. Learn more


NCC Files WPS Comments
01/31/2020
The NCC filed comments on proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standards, specifically those affecting the Application Exclusion Zone. Learn more


NCC Submits Comments on Pyrethroids
01/17/2020
The NCC sent comments to the EPA docket in support of the continued registration of pyrethroid pesticides. Learn more


CSP Comments Submitted
01/17/2020
The NCC submitted comments on the Natural Resources Conservation Service's interim rule on the Conservation Stewardship Program. Learn more


USDA Updates ELS Competitiveness Program
01/10/2020
USDA announced a key update to the Extra Long Staple or Pima Competitiveness Program in the farm law -- adding the Egyptian Giza 94 price quote to the calculations used in the program to determine if a competitiveness payment should be made. Learn more


Phase 1 Trade Deal Summary
01/03/2020
This document summarizes the nine-chapter, 86-page Phase 1 agreement with China announced in December 2019 that President Trump was to sign on January 15, 2020. Learn more