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2021

PPP Disparity Remedy Sought
02/26/2021
More than 30 agriculture groups, including the NCC, sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate small business committees regarding a disparity that was created in the Small Business Administration’s interpretation of the law surrounding the Paycheck Protection Program. Learn more


Senators Seek Action From Maritime Committee Chairman
02/26/2021
Sens. John Boozman (R-AR) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Maritime Committee regarding detention and demurrage obligations by ocean carriers and maritime terminal operators. Learn more


Ocean Cargo Concern Relayed
02/26/2021
The NCC joined more than 70 agriculture and forest products associations on a letter to President Biden regarding detrimental actions of ocean container carriers and marine terminal operators. Learn more


Letter to Administration Conveys Crop Insurance Support
02/26/2021
The NCC joined numerous other agricultural organizations on a letter to the Administration in support of crop insurance. Learn more


Letter to Appropriations Panels Conveys Crop Insurance Support
02/26/2021
The NCC joined numerous other agricultural organizations on letters to the House and Senate appropriations committees supporting crop insurance. Learn more


Letter to Budget Panels Conveys Crop Insurance Support
02/26/2021
As the budget and appropriations process begins for FY22, the NCC joined numerous other agricultural organizations on letters to the House and Senate budget committees supporting crop insurance. Learn more


Fertilizer Duties Concern Conveyed
02/19/2021
The NCC joined the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association on comments for the hearing record to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) on the petition by the Mosaic Company for countervailing duties on Russian and Moroccan imports of phosphate fertilizer. Learn more


NCC Supports Bronaugh Nomination
02/12/2021
The NCC joined numerous other agricultural organizations on a letter to Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) in support of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.<br /> Learn more


Letter Outlines Merchant Sector's Pandemic-Related Assistance Needs
02/12/2021
NCC Chairman Kent Fountain sent a letter to leadership of the Senate and House agriculture committees outlining the ongoing need for cotton merchandisers and noting that the pandemic losses faced by that sector have not yet been addressed. Learn more


NCC Joins Business Groups Opposing NOL Rollback
02/12/2021
The NCC recently joined dozens of other associations and groups representing small businesses on a letter to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee opposing efforts being discussed in Congress to retroactively repeal last year’s Net Operating Loss (NOL) relief enacted in the CARES Act. Learn more


Letter Provides Freight Transportation Recommendations
02/05/2021
The NCC joined with other organizations on a letter to newly confirmed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg regarding recommendations for the three major freight transportation modes. Learn more


NCC Joins Onto Infrastructure Letter
02/05/2021
The NCC joined numerous organizations that are members of the Rebuild Rural coalition on a letter to President Biden requesting his support for rebuilding infrastructure in rural America. Learn more


Members Send H-2A Worker Entry Letter
02/05/2021
The important role that H-2A guest workers play in the agricultural supply chain was highlighted in a letter that 45 U.S. Representatives sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske. Learn more


NCC Supports Tai Nomination
01/29/2021
The NCC and more than 100 other groups and organizations sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee leadership urging a swift and timely confirmation of Katherine Tai, the nominee for the U.S. Trade Representative. Learn more


Regan Support Letter Submitted
01/22/2021
The NCC and 22 other agricultural organizations sent a letter of support for Michael Regan -- expected to be President Biden's pick to head EPA -- to the Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee praising Regan's experience in reaching out to agricultural stakeholders while in his role as Secretary of North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality. Learn more


Letter Supports STB Chairman Oberman Selection
01/22/2021
The NCC joined more than 20 other agriculture organizations on a letter to President Biden urging him to designate Martin Oberman as chair of the Surface Transportation Board. Learn more


NCC Endorses USDA Nominee Vilsack
01/22/2021
The NCC and most other national agricultural organizations sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee leadership urging the confirmation of Secretary of Agriculture nominee Thomas Vilsack. Learn more


NCC Supports Confirmation of SBA Nominee
01/22/2021
The NCC recently joined dozens of other agriculture, small business, and other industry groups on a letter to the leadership of the Senate Small Business Committee in support of President Biden’s nominee of Isabel Guzman to be administrator of the Small Business Administration. Learn more


Ag Innovation Strategy Finalized
01/15/2021
USDA announced the publication of a final U.S. Ag Innovation Strategy document and an associated interactive dashboard. Learn more


Paraquat Comments Filed, Concerns Relayed
01/14/2021
The NCC filed comments with EPA regarding its Proposed Interim Decision for paraquat. Learn more


USDA Extends Marketing Loan Term
01/14/2021
USDA announced implementation of the marketing assistance loan term extension to 12 months, which was authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Learn more