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July 2016
Southwest Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture 07/26/2016
Eleven cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 1 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.
Position Limits Rulemaking Comments Submitted (243k pdf) 07/22/2016
The NCC, AMCOT and the American Cotton Shippers Association filed a joint comment letter with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in response to the CFTC’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on position limits.
Southeast Cotton Producers to See Mid-South Operations 07/21/2016
Thirteen cotton producers from the Southeast will see cotton operations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee on July 24-28 as part of the NCC's 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program.
U.S. Warehouse Act’s Contributions Recognized 07/15/2016
WASHINGTON, DC – USDA and industry stakeholders are commemorating a century of successful partnership with commodity warehouse operators that have made reliable agricultural storage and marketing possible since World War I.
Mid-South Cotton Producers to See Operations in Carolinas 07/13/2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Twelve Mid-South cotton producers will see cotton operations in North Carolina and South Carolina on July 18-21 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program.
Ag Groups Show GMO Bill Support (256k pdf) 07/01/2016
The NCC, along with more than 1,000 other agriculture organizations, signed on to a letter expressing support for the bill drafted by Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairman Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Stabenow (D-MI) on biotech labeling.
Letter Seeks Meeting On Biomass Sustainability Discussion (253k pdf) 07/01/2016
Seven Senators wrote to EPA Administrator McCarthy requesting a meeting to discuss the issue of biomass sustainability and how EPA will determine the level of biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the processing of agricultural feedstocks for food, fiber, and fuel.
NCC Leadership Delegation Completes Successful China Visit 07/01/2016
A National Cotton Council leadership delegation visited China from June 27–July 1 to share information with the Chinese cotton/textile industries and update them on the U.S. cotton industry.
NCC Submits Aldicarb Comments 07/01/2016
The NCC submitted comments on June 27, '16, to EPA on the agency’s draft human health and ecological risk assessment for aldicarb and urged EPA to refine the risk assessment to reflect the appropriate biological information of the product.
June 2016
NCC Submits Thidiazuron Comments 06/24/2016
The NCC submitted comments to EPA on June 20, '16 on the agency's proposed interim decision for registration of the defoliant Thidiazuron and urged EPA to ensure the risk assessment reflects real world scenarios rather than overstating the presence of pollinators in a precautionary manner.