|Letter Expresses Concerns With EPA Actions (224k pdf) 01/22/2016|
The NCC, along with other agriculture organizations, sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-MN) highlighting concerns with EPA actions.
|NCC Comments Regarding Pesticide Applicator Certification 01/22/2016|
NCC comments to EPA's proposed changes for Certification of Pesticide Applicators opposed most of the proposed changes noting that EPA provided no justification nor demonstrated any deficiencies in the current process and that the proposed changes would add tremendous cost and burden on state budgets because the state regulatory agencies are tasked with the training and enforcement.
|AHFA Comments To California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (171k pdf) 01/07/2016|
The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), representing a coalition including the NCC, submitted comments regarding the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control’s methodology to screen for flame retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture in accordance with the requirements contained in California S.B. 1019.
|Flammability Test Methods Comments Submitted 01/07/2016|
AHFA submitted comments regarding flammability
|Flammability Test Methods Comments Submitted (859k pdf) 01/07/2016|
The American Home Furnishings Alliance, representing a coalition including the NCC, submitted comments to the National Fire Protection Assoc. (NFPA) regarding NFPA’s development of a new standard for evaluating fire and ignition resistance of upholstered furniture.
|Weaver Receives 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award 01/07/2016|
Dr. David B. Weaver, a cotton breeder who has dedicated his career conducting plant breeding research and educating generations of undergraduate and graduate students at Auburn University, is the recipient of the 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award.
|NCC Appreciates Senators’ Cottonseed Designation Request 01/05/2016|
The NCC appreciates Senator John Boozman’s (R-AR) initiative in getting his Cotton Belt colleagues to sign onto a Jan. 4 letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack urging him to designate cottonseed as an ‘other oilseed’ as a means to bring some “much needed stability and support to cotton producers and the broader cotton industry.”