NCC: “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rule Overly Burdensome03/17/2015 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 Reductions02/24/2015 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 Award02/12/2015 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.
Cotton Newsline: April 15, 201504/16/15 Sponsored by Bayer CropScience through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the Producer Information Exchange, or P.I.E. program, is in its 27th year.
Cotton Newsline: April 10, 201504/10/15 Although the deadline to sign up for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs has passed, important business decisions remain for producers across the cotton belt.
Cotton Newsline: April 6, 201504/06/15 Farm owners and producers are reminded they have until April 7th to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).
Cotton Newsline: April 1, 201504/02/15 USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates US cotton producers intend to plant a little over 9.5 million acres of cotton in 2015, which is down 13.5% from last year.
Cotton Newsline: March 27, 201503/27/15 This week in Congress the focus has been both in the House and Senate on passing their respective budget resolutions for fiscal year 2016.