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September 2015
Global Spinners See US Cotton Operations 09/25/2015
Six members of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Spinners Committee visited various US cotton operations and research facilities, on Sept. 13-18, immediately following the ITMF’s Annual Conference in San Francisco.
Comments Filed on USDA’s CRP Final Rule 09/18/2015
The NCC joined other national commodity organizations on joint comments to USDA on its Conservation Reserve Program final rule that makes changes required from passage of the ’14 farm law.
Letter Conveys Support For Regulatory Process Modernization Bill (113k pdf) 09/18/2015
A letter signed by NCC and 386 other groups from various industries was sent to leadership of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee applauding the introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 2006).
NCC: Report on U.S. Cotton Policies Very Misleading 09/18/2015
NCC: Report on U.S. Cotton Policies Very Misleading
“Beltwide” Aims to Enhance Decision-Making 09/15/2015
“Beltwide” Aims to Enhance Decision-Making
Letter Urges Congressional Tax Provisions Action (191k pdf) 09/11/2015
The NCC joined more than 2000 other agriculture, business and manufacturing groups on a letter to all Representatives and Senators urging them to act on a multiyear or permanent extension of the expired and expiring tax provisions, including appropriate enhancements as soon as possible this year.
Letter Urges China Engagement on Ag Innovation, Trade (116k pdf) 09/04/2015
The NCC, along with other agriculture industry members, sent a letter to President Obama expressing the need for his continued engagement with China’s President Xi Jinping on agricultural innovation and trade.
August 2015
NCC Comments on Pollinator Proposals 08/21/2015
NCC's comments to EPA in response to the agency’s proposal to address pollinator health and mitigating bee exposure to pesticides included addressing EPA’s proposed pesticide label changes to protect bees from pesticide use.
NCC Comments Regarding Monarch Butterfly Proposal 08/21/2015
NCC filed a comment letter in response to EPA’s request to identify risk management options to protect monarch butterflies.
Notice Outlines Payment Limit Reconciliation Process (165k pdf) 08/21/2015
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently issued notice CMA-138 regarding the process and instructions for FSA county offices, Cooperative Marketing Associations, Loan Servicing Agents and Designated Marketing Associations to conduct an interim reconciliation of marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments attributed to the $125,000 per person payment limit.