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June 2015
Letter Urges Swift Action on Bonus Depreciation Bill (145k pdf) 06/26/2015
The NCC joined other farm and business groups on a letter to House Ways and Means Committee members urging swift action on  H.R. 2510 that would permanently extend bonus depreciation.
NCC Submits Comments on GE Organisms 06/26/2015
The NCC submitted comments to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in response to their stakeholder message on Feb. 27 when they announced the withdrawal of the ’08 proposed rule that would have amended the regulations for certain genetically engineered organisms.
Support Conveyed For Port Transparency (42k pdf) 06/26/2015
The NCC joined other farm and business organizations on a letter to Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Thune (R-SD) in support of the “Port Transparency Act” (S. 1298).
AFBF Summarizes Final WOTUS Rule (225k pdf) 06/19/2015
The American Farm Bureau Federation prepared a summary of EPA’s final "Waters of the US" rule.
Letter Conveys Support For Federal Water Quality Protection Act (119k pdf) 06/19/2015
After the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140) passed in Committee last week, 383 state businesses, organizations, associations, and chambers of commerce co-signed a letter to all Senate members expressing their support for this important legislation and urging all Senators to become co-sponsors.
Letter Touts Benefits of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (1.42mb pdf) 06/19/2015
The NCC and other agriculture community members worked with House Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Davis (R-IL) to get signatures from House Agriculture Committee members for a letter sent to leadership of the Energy & Commerce Committee that explained the positive aspects of the newly amended Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599).
Letter Addresses Shipping Fee Concerns (38k pdf) 06/12/2015
The NCC joined more than 90 other organizations representing a wide range of industries on a follow up letter to the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regarding the FMC’s report on Rules, Rates, and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time for Containerized Imports and Exports Moving Through Selected United States Ports.
Letter Urges No Berry Amendment Weakening (473k pdf) 06/12/2015
As part of the ongoing effort to ensure the Berry Amendment protections are not weakened by Congress in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, the NCC and other textile and manufacturing associations sent a letter to all Senators in support of two amendments filed by Sen. Ayotte (R-NH).
Support Urged For WOTUS Withdrawal Bill (83k pdf) 06/12/2015
The NCC, along with other members of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, sent a letter to all Senators urging them to support the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), which would require the withdrawal of the rulemaking finalized by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers redefining “waters of the Unites States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.
Ag Groups Convey CFTC Reauthorization Support 06/09/2015
The NCC was among a group of 33 organizations which sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee members and other Congressional Members in support of the Commodity End-User Relief Act (H.R. 2289) that the House was expected to consider the week of June 8.