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May 2015
Cotton LEADS™ Program Hosts Event For US Partners 05/15/2015
Since its establishment in '13, the Cotton LEADS™ program has attracted more than 300 partners from across the global supply chain. A recent luncheon in Gastonia, NC, was held to update the US-based partners on program activities and to announce the latest additions to the Cotton LEADS™ partner list: HanesBrands; Jo-Ann Fabrics; Kohl’s®; and Life Is Good®.
Letter Highlights Berry Threshold Restoration Importance (448k pdf) 05/15/2015
A letter from nine cotton, textile and apparel associations sent to all House offices during the debate on the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act, highlighted the importance of restoring the Berry threshold.
Letter Outlines Berry Amendment Threshold Concerns (446k pdf) 05/15/2015
A letter from a coalition of nine cotton, textile and apparel associations to all Senate Armed Services Committee members outlined the industry’s concerns with the increase in the Berry Amendment threshold.
Letter Urges No TPA Bill Amendments 05/08/2015
The NCC joined 15 other agriculture and commodity organizations on a letter to the Senate Finance Committee leadership urging no amendments to the TPA bill and other trade measures that were approved by the Committee.
NCC Submits Crop Insurance Comments 05/08/2015
The NCC submitted detailed comments to USDA’s Risk Management Agency regarding proposed changes to Section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
Ag Groups Convey Support For S. 1140 (86k pdf) 05/01/2015
The NCC joined other agricultural organizations on a letter to leadership of the Senate agriculture and environment and public works committees urging their support of the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140).
Berry Amendment Preservation Sought (235k pdf) 05/01/2015
The NCC, along with six other organizations representing the textile and manufacturing sectors, conveyed US textile industry concerns in sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee leaders in advance of that Committee’s consideration of the FY16 National Defense Authorization bill.
Letter Conveys H.R. 1732 Support 05/01/2015
The NCC urged Cotton Belt Representatives to oppose any amendment that would weaken the Regulatory Protection Integrity Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732).
More Honey Bee Research Needed (83k pdf) 05/01/2015
The NCC and other agricultural industry members cosigned and submitted comments to leadership of the House and Senate agriculture appropriations subcommittees expressing support for increases in the President’s FY16 budget for honey bee research activities.
Science-Based Labeling Sought (49k pdf) 05/01/2015
The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food  sent a letter to all House Members urging them to co-sponsor and support the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599).