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May 2016
EPA's Proposed Registration Decision For Sulfoxaflor (pdf) 05/20/2016
EPA announced the release of documentation proposing registration of sulfoxaflor (previously recognized by the tradename Transform®) for use on agricultural crops, ornamentals, and turf.
 
NCC Comments On Sulfoxaflor Section 18 Exemptions 05/20/2016
The NCC submitted comments on May 18 in support of Section 18 emergency exemptions from EPA for the use of sulfoxaflor on cotton to control plant bugs during the ’16 growing season.
 
Timely Sulfoxaflor Use Determination Urged (246k pdf) 05/13/2016
Sens. Cochran (R-MS), Inhofe (R-OK) and Wicker (R-MS) sent a letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy asking the agency to move swiftly on making a determination for emergency use requests of sulfoxaflor (Transform) for cotton.
 
Concerns On Short Comment Period Relayed (199k pdf) 05/11/2016
The NCC joined with 38 other organizations on a letter to EPA's Office of Pesticides Programs expressing concern with the agency's opening of only a 60-day comment period for the stakeholder community to provide meaningful input on the Draft Biological Evaluations of Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon and Malathion -- three critical organophosphates. 
 
Letter Seeks Deadline Extension on Actively Engaged Requirement (132k pdf) 05/11/2016
The NCC joined with other organizations on a May 11 letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack seeking an extension from the June 1, '16 deadline for producers to file any status changes within a farm structure with the Farm Service Agency.
 
Production Cost Factors Highlighted 05/06/2016
The NCC submitted a statement to be included in the record for the recent hearing of the House Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research on the factors affecting producers' production costs.
 
April 2016
Berry Amendment Protections Defended (496k pdf) 04/28/2016
The NCC, National Council of Textile Organizations and ten other groups joined onto an April 26 letter to House Armed Services Committee members in support of an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jones (R-NC) to restore the original threshold for the Berry Amendment.
 
Letter Supports Ag Biotech Educational Funding (97k pdf) 04/22/2016
The National Cotton Council joined other agriculture organizations on a letter to House Appropriations Committee members in support of an appropriations bill provision that would provide $3 million to USDA and FDA to promote the understanding and acceptance of agricultural biotechnology.
 
NCC Comments on EIS Notice Regarding GE Organisms 04/22/2016
The National Cotton Council submitted comments to USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service on its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in connection with potential changes to regulations regarding certain genetically engineered organisms.
 
NCC Announces '16-17 Emerging Leaders 04/21/2016
Twelve US cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for '16-17.