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: March 11, 201503/12/15 Last week it was anticipated that the leadership of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee would introduce their Trade Promotion Authority bill.