|Cotton Transition Payment Sign-up Deadline Nearing 09/24/2014|
Producers are reminded that sign-up for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) is underway at county Farm Service Agency offices. The deadline for application is Oct. 7, '14.
|CTAP Details, ARC/PLC Program General Provisions (222k pdf) 09/24/2014|
Details of the Cotton Transition Assistance Program, along with general provisions for ARC and PLC programs, are contained in Federal Register notice 7 CFR Part 1412.
|NCC Comments on China WTO Compliance (110k pdf) 09/19/2014|
This document has a summary of NCC Chairman Wally Darneille's oral testimony and the NCC's full written comments submitted to the Office of the US Trade Representative in advance of an Oct. 1 public hearing in Washington, DC, on China’s compliance with its WTO obligations.
|NCC Urges APH Adjustment Implementation 09/12/2014|
In a letter to Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis, the NCC urged the RMA to make every effort to implement for the '15 cotton crop the farm bill provision allowing a producer to adjust their APH insurance yield. The letter is based on an American Cotton Producers resolution subsequently approved by the NCC Board.
|NCC Comments on RMA’s Interim Rule Regarding Farm Law Provisions 09/05/2014|
The NCC submitted comments on the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Interim Rule published on July 1 that addressed implementation of enterprise units by practice, coverage by practice, beginning farmer provisions and the new linkage of crop insurance and conservation compliance.
|House Passes H.R. 935 07/25/2014|
The House on July 31 passed H.R. 935, “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act,” by a 267-161 vote. The NCC had issued an action alert on July 25 asking leadership to contact several Congressional offices and urge support for the legislation.
|Far West Cotton Producers to See Mid-South Cotton Operations 07/24/2014|
Nine cotton producers from Arizona, California and New Mexico will see cotton operations in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee on July 28-31 as part of the NCC’s '14 Producer Information Exchange program.