|Letter Urges West Coast Port Negotiations Conclusion (30k pdf) 12/31/2014|
The NCC joined onto a letter to President Obama with associations representing US manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, and transportation and logistics providers to express the coalitions continued concerns with the status of the West Coast port labor negotiations and the impact the ongoing congestion and slowdowns are having on all segments of the economy.
|FSA Announces New Yield Data for Safety Net Calculations 12/22/2014|
USDA's Farm Service Agency is offering farmers new information to update program payment yields that will help them better select protections offered by the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.
|Senators' Letters Convey Concerns On Turkish Anti-Dumping Case (149k pdf) 12/22/2014|
Eight Senators, including incoming Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Corker (R-TN), signed onto letters sent on Dec. 19 to US Trade Representative Froman, Secretary of Commerce Pritzker, and Turkish Ambassador Kılıç, noting, among other points, their concerns that the Turkish government's anti-dumping investigation is being driven by factors unrelated to the import of US cotton and there is no clear evidence of US cotton exports dumping.
|Letters Convey Concerns on Turkish Anti-Dumping Issue (1.1mb pdf) 12/19/2014|
Congressional letters have been sent to US Trade Representative Froman, Secretary of Commerce Pritzker, and Turkish Ambassador Kılıç, noting the apparent political nature of the anti-dumping case, the lack of transparency in the basis used to initiate the case, and the potential WTO violations that may occur if Turkey proceeds to assess duties on US cotton imports.
|Senate Makes Assignments For Four Key Committees 12/18/2014|
Assignments were made for the Senate committees on agriculture, appropriations, finance, and environment and public works for the 114th Congress. (Cotton Belt members are in bold and freshman members are noted with an asterisk.) The complete House and Senate committee and subcommittee memberships will be available once the new Congress convenes in January '15.