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April 2014
USDA Announces ’14 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials (See Corrections Made on April 16) 04/17/2014
USDA's Farm Service Agency announced on April 15 the '14-crop loan rate differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts, for upland and extra-long staple cotton. On April 16, USDA re-released page 3 of the upland cotton tables, which includes corrected numbers for extraneous matter, strength, length uniformity and micronaire.
 
NCC Rebuttal to Roll Call Honeybee Decline Commentary 04/11/2014
Dr. Don Parker, the NCC's manager, Integrated Pest Management, submitted on April 10 a rebuttal to a commentary targeting neonicotinoids that appeared in the DC-based online newspaper, Roll Call.
 
March 2014
Cotton LEADS™ Acknowledged By More Than 100 Textile Businesses 03/13/2014
Launched in October of last year, the Cotton LEADS™ program continues to resonate with global textile businesses as a supply chain program committed to responsibly-produced cotton.
 
February 2014
Farm Bill Education Meetings (click here for listing) 02/20/2014
A listing is now available of the 49 education meetings in 15 Cotton Belt states the NCC has scheduled to provide its members with a greater understanding of The Agricultural Act of 2014.
 
NCC Believes Brazil WTO Case Resolved 02/20/2014
In response to Brazil’s decision to request a panel at the WTO to assess the new US farm bill, the NCC stated that the new Stacked Income Protection Plan was developed specifically to bring the United States into compliance with the '08 WTO Appellate Body decision thus resolving the long-standing dispute.
 
NCC Applauds Timely Varroa Mite Forum 02/19/2014
The NCC applauded USDA for holding its “Varroa Mite Summit” saying the forum is a key step for stopping honey bee health decline.
 
NCC Applauds Senate’s Farm Bill Passage, Urges President's Signature 02/04/2014
The NCC is pleased that the Senate acted swiftly to approve the Farm Bill Conference Report (Agricultural Act of 2014) and appreciates the leadership provided by Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS).
 
January 2014
NCC Appreciates House Moving Farm Law Closer To Reality 01/29/2014
The NCC commended the House of Representatives for their strong bi-partisan approval of The Agricultural Act of 2014.
 
NCC Urges Swift Farm Bill Passage 01/28/2014
The NCC is urging Representatives to vote for the Farm Bill Conference Report when the House considers it on Jan. 29.