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August 2015
NCC Comments on Pollinator Proposals 08/21/2015
NCC's comments to EPA in response to the agency’s proposal to address pollinator health and mitigating bee exposure to pesticides included addressing EPA’s proposed pesticide label changes to protect bees from pesticide use.
NCC Comments Regarding Monarch Butterfly Proposal 08/21/2015
NCC filed a comment letter in response to EPA’s request to identify risk management options to protect monarch butterflies.
Notice Outlines Payment Limit Reconciliation Process (165k pdf) 08/21/2015
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently issued notice CMA-138 regarding the process and instructions for FSA county offices, Cooperative Marketing Associations, Loan Servicing Agents and Designated Marketing Associations to conduct an interim reconciliation of marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments attributed to the $125,000 per person payment limit.
Biofuel Production Analysis Comments Submitted 08/14/2015
The NCC submitted comments to the Federal Register on Aug. 13 in support of EPA’s notice on analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to production and transport of cotton (Gossypium spp.) seed oil for use in biofuel production.
Southwest Cotton Producers to See Mid-South Cotton Operations 08/10/2015
Twelve cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas will see cotton operations in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee on Aug. 17-20 on the last of four tours of NCC's '15 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program.
July 2015
Far West Cotton Producers to See Georgia Operations 07/31/2015
Ten Far West cotton producers will see cotton operations in Georgia on August 3-6 as part of the 2015 National Cotton Council’s Producer Information Exchange program (P.I.E.).
Letter Sought Senators' Support of Highway Bill (160k pdf) 07/31/2015
The NCC joined with other agricultural groups on a letter to Senators asking for their support of the Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act -- which passed by a 63-34 vote during the week of July 27. The multi-year surface transportation legislation contains numerous provisions that will help agriculture producers get their products to market in an efficient manner.
Mid-South Cotton Producers to See Texas Operations 07/31/2015
Ten cotton producers from the Mid-South will see cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Texas on July 26-30 as part of the 2015 National Cotton Council’s Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.).
Letter Sought Support On House-Passed Food Labeling Bil 07/24/2015
Prior to House passage on July 23 of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599), the NCC sent out a letter of support to all Cotton Belt Members to express the importance of this legislation to the cotton industry and the agriculture community.
Senate Panel Approves Tax Extenders Bill (65k pdf) 07/23/2015
The NCC joined other agricultural organizations on a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Wyden (D-OR) supporting important provisions contained in tax extender legislation approved by that Committee during the week of July 20.