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 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced 04/27/2017
Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for 2017-18.
 
 NCC Pleased With Perdue Confirmation 04/24/2017
The NCC looks forward to working with Sonny Perdue who was confirmed on April 24 by the Senate as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
 
NCC Conveys Farm Law Priorities 04/04/2017
In April 4 testimony before a House panel hearing, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee said U.S. cotton's central organization looks forward to working with the House and Senate agriculture committees and with other agricultural organizations to gain passage of a farm bill that effectively addresses the needs of all commodities.
 
NCC Pleased With EPA’s Chlorpyrifos Action 03/30/2017
EPA released an order on March 29 denying in full the petition requesting that the agency revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. EPA now will move forward on updating and revising the human health assessment for chlorpyrifos under the standard procedures of the ongoing registration review process.
 
NCC: President’s Recognition of U.S. Agriculture Encouraging 03/21/2017
The NCC applauded President Donald Trump’s March 21 issuance of a National Agriculture Day proclamation that stated, “America's farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation's economy, and lead global markets in output and productivity.”
 
Ag Groups Conduct ‘Substantive, Productive’ Meeting with Trump Administration on Trade 03/16/2017
Executive staff leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations commended the Trump administration for engaging in a substantive and productive meeting on March 15 that was focused on the importance of continued growth of food and agriculture exports.
 
 Cotton Newsline: April 26, 2017 04/26/17
Market volatility and mounting economic pressures underscore the critical importance of an improved safety net for cotton farmers.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 21, 2017 04/20/17
There has been a recent uptick in complaints to the National Cotton Council from both domestic and foreign textile manufacturers regarding the condition of some U.S. cotton bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 13, 2017 04/13/17
The U.S. cotton industry is seeking to get cottonseed designated as a covered commodity making it eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs - a move that will serve as a bridge until new farm law is enacted.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 7, 2017 04/06/17
This is the final week that Congress is in session before they begin a two week spring recess.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 29, 2017 03/23/17
For the past three years, U.S. cotton producers have struggled with low cotton prices, high production costs, and the resulting financial hardships.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 22, 2017 03/20/17
The National Cotton Council and other commodity organizations met with key economic staff at the White House last week to talk about the importance of trade to agriculture and how it helps maintain a healthy agriculture economy.