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April 2015
Comments Submitted on UAS Proposed Rule (89k pdf) 04/24/2015
The NCC and other agriculture organizations co-signed a letter that was sent to the Federal Aviation Administration commenting on the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems proposed rule.
 
2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced 04/23/2015
Twelve US cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC Emerging Leaders Program for '15-16.
 
Comments Conveyed on Tax Provisions (72k pdf) 04/17/2015
The NCC joined other agriculture organizations on a letter to the Senate Finance Committee leadership to comment on several tax provisions important to the agriculture industry.
 
Letter Supports WOTUS Rule Withdrawal (67k pdf) 04/17/2015
The Water Advocacy Coalition, of which the NCC is a member, sent a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership urging Members to vote for the “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015” (H.R. 1732). This bill, if enacted, would require EPA and the Corps to withdraw the “WOTUS” rule within 30 days.
 
NCC Comments on Rootworm Resistance Proposal 04/16/2015
The NCC filed comments on EPA’s proposal to change corn rootworm resistance management provisions saying the agency has proposed a mandate for resistance management without recognizing its detriment to the farming industry.
 
NCC Opposes Prevented Planting Provisions Changes 04/16/2015
In response to a study conducted by USDA’s Risk Management Agency on prevented planting coverage levels, the NCC was joined by producer and ginner organizations in submitting comments to the agency opposing any change to coverage levels for upland and extra-long staple cotton.
 
'15 PIE Program Tour Dates Set 04/10/2015
The NCC scheduled tour dates and locations for the '15 Producer Information Exchange Program.
 
Biotech Comments To EPA (331k pdf) 04/10/2015
The NCC signed on to a letter regarding EPA’s request for public input on the agency’s regulatory review process that specifically focused on the importance of biotechnology and plant-incorporated protectants.
 
Letter Asks EPA About Pollinator Protection Activities (710k pdf) 04/10/2015
Twelve Senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking to learn more about steps the agency is taking to protect pollinator health.
 
Letters Conveys Industry Appropriations Priorities 04/02/2015
A NCC letter to Sens. Moran (R-KS) and Merkley (D-OR), the chairman and ranking members, respectively, of the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, transmitted the cotton industry’s request for FY16 funding for selected programs under the Subcommittee's jurisdiction. An identical letter was sent to leaders of the corresponding House subcommittee.