|USDA Announces ’14 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials (See Corrections Made on April 16) 04/17/2014|
USDA's Farm Service Agency announced on April 15 the '14-crop loan rate differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts, for upland and extra-long staple cotton. On April 16, USDA re-released page 3 of the upland cotton tables, which includes corrected numbers for extraneous matter, strength, length uniformity and micronaire.
|NCC Rebuttal to Roll Call Honeybee Decline Commentary 04/11/2014|
Dr. Don Parker, the NCC's manager, Integrated Pest Management, submitted on April 10 a rebuttal to a commentary targeting neonicotinoids that appeared in the DC-based online newspaper, Roll Call.
|Farm Bill Education Meetings (click here for listing) 02/20/2014|
A listing is now available of the 49 education meetings in 15 Cotton Belt states the NCC has scheduled to provide its members with a greater understanding of The Agricultural Act of 2014.
|NCC Believes Brazil WTO Case Resolved 02/20/2014|
In response to Brazil’s decision to request a panel at the WTO to assess the new US farm bill, the NCC stated that the new Stacked Income Protection Plan was developed specifically to bring the United States into compliance with the '08 WTO Appellate Body decision thus resolving the long-standing dispute.
|NCC Applauds Timely Varroa Mite Forum 02/19/2014|
The NCC applauded USDA for holding its “Varroa Mite Summit” saying the forum is a key step for stopping honey bee health decline.
|NCC Applauds Senate’s Farm Bill Passage, Urges President's Signature 02/04/2014|
The NCC is pleased that the Senate acted swiftly to approve the Farm Bill Conference Report (Agricultural Act of 2014) and appreciates the leadership provided by Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS).