NCC Lauds House Committee’s Farm Bill Action05/16/2013 The NCC congratulated House Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-MN) for their efforts in moving new farm legislation through that Committee.
NCC Welcomes Senate Ag Panel’s Timely Action05/14/2013 The NCC appreciates the work of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee for producing a farm bill that includes provisions supported by the cotton industry.
2013 P.I.E. Program Tours Announced05/10/2013 The NCC has scheduled dates and locations for the 2013 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the program is now in its 25th year of helping its U.S. cotton producer participants maximize on-farm efficiency.
NCC Statement Regarding USDA/EPA Honey Bee Report05/02/2013 The NCC is aware that the scientific community is in agreement that there are multiple factors involved with bee health decline and more study is necessary to determine which of these factors are the most important.
Inaugural Emerging Leaders Class Chosen04/30/2013 The NCC has selected the first class of its new Emerging Leaders Program -- an effort aimed at ensuring the US cotton industry benefits from a continuity of sound leadership.
NCC Stresses Importance of Effective STAX04/10/2013 In a statement, the NCC says farm policy should maintain the underlying structure of the shallow loss crop insurance product known as the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX).
Cotton Newsline: May 22, 201305/22/13 The National Cotton Council encourages producers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program, or DCP, or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, also known as ACRE, before the deadlines.
Cotton Newsline: May 17, 201305/17/13 Registrations are being accepted for the 2013 Stoneville Ginners School at the USDA gin lab in Stoneville, MS, on June 4-6.
Cotton Newsline: May 15, 201305/15/13 In its final estimate of the 2012 US cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 17.31 million bales, up from the January estimate of 17 million bales.
Cotton Newsline: May 10, 201305/10/13 The National Cotton Council joined 43 other agricultural organizations in cosigning a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran supporting crop insurance and opposing provisions that would limit its effectiveness.
Cotton Newsline: May 8, 201305/08/13 The 2013 Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee, or JCIBPC, Specification Review Subcommittee adopted revisions to the JCIBPC's 2012 Specifications for Cotton Bale Packaging Materials.
Cotton Newsline: May 3, 201305/03/13 At a recent hearing held by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in Ames, IA, National Cotton Council President and CEO Mark Lange presented testimony on the current situation regarding cotton trade with China and the impacts of China's cotton policies.