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 Cotton LEADS™ Program Hosts Event For US Partners 05/15/2015
Since its establishment in '13, the Cotton LEADS™ program has attracted more than 300 partners from across the global supply chain. A recent luncheon in Gastonia, NC, was held to update the US-based partners on program activities and to announce the latest additions to the Cotton LEADS™ partner list: HanesBrands; Jo-Ann Fabrics; Kohl’s®; and Life Is Good®.
 
2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced 04/23/2015
Twelve US cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC Emerging Leaders Program for '15-16.
 
'15 PIE Program Tour Dates Set 04/10/2015
The NCC scheduled tour dates and locations for the '15 Producer Information Exchange Program.
 
NCC: “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rule Overly Burdensome 03/17/2015
NCC Chairman Sledge Taylor, in March 17 testimony before a House panel, said that a rule proposed by the EPA and Corps of Engineers to define “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act would require costly federal permits for many commonplace and essential farming practices.
 
NCC: No Adverse Farm Law Changes or Budget Reductions 02/24/2015
NCC Director Ronnie Lee testified at a Senate agriculture committee hearing that with producers now making critical decisions on the new farm law’s various program options and with program election and sign-up deadlines still ahead, it would be highly disruptive and punitive to make adverse policy changes or budget reductions while the new farm law is being implemented.
 
Richard Kelley Recipient of National Ginner Award 02/12/2015
Richard Kelley, a Burlison, Tenn., ginner who served as the National Cotton Ginners Association’s (NCGA) chairman in 2014, was named the 2014 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He was recognized on February 6 during the NCGA’s 2015 annual meeting in Memphis.
 
 Broadcast Newsline: May 22, 2015 05/22/15
In addition to the work on the Berry Amendment last week, the Senate made progress on consideration of the Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track negotiating bill.
 
 Cotton Newsline: May 22, 2015 05/22/15
n addition to the work on the Berry Amendment last week, the Senate made progress on consideration of the Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track negotiating bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 20, 2015 05/20/15
Last week the National Cotton Council worked closely with the National Council of Textile Organizations and a number of other interested parties, to address a problematic change that had been made to the Berry Amendment provisions within the House’s National Defense Authorization Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 15, 2015 05/15/15
On the House side this week, a subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, is scheduled to hold a hearing on the pollinator issue – specifically focused on federal agency coordination and response to pollinator health.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 13, 2015 05/13/15
The Senate is scheduled to take its first vote on Trade Promotion Authority this week in an effort to move forward with debate which could carry on for the next two weeks.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 8, 2015 05/08/15
In addition to the budget activity, Senate Republican leaders are pushing ahead with a fast-track trade bill, setting up the first key vote for next Tuesday.
 
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