Cotton LEADS™ Program Hosts Event For US Partners05/15/2015 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®.
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: May 29, 201505/29/15 The House is expected to consider the Trade Promotion Authority bill when they return to Washington in early June.
Cotton Newsline: May 27, 201505/27/15 USDA issued an Interim Rule outlining the procedures for linking conservation compliance with crop insurance.
Broadcast Newsline: May 22, 201505/22/15 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, 201505/22/15 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, 201505/20/15 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, 201505/15/15 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.