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June 2016
NCC Submits Thidiazuron Comments 06/24/2016
The NCC submitted comments to EPA on June 20, '16 on the agency's proposed interim decision for registration of the defoliant Thidiazuron and urged EPA to ensure the risk assessment reflects real world scenarios rather than overstating the presence of pollinators in a precautionary manner.
 
FSA Issues Gin Cost-Share Program Notice (1m pdf) 06/17/2016
On June 17, '16, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) issued Notice CN-1057 – “Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) Program for 2015 Cotton Crop” – to all FSA state and county offices in cotton producing regions. The notice contains additional program sign-up and payment details.
 
Letter Conveys NCC's Support of Tax Code Change 06/17/2016
The NCC sent a letter to Rep. Abraham (R-LA) conveying support for his introduction of the Fairness for Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Act that would make permanent a provision in the tax code to shorten the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System depreciation schedule for farm equipment from seven to five years.
 
NCC Submits Sulfoxaflor Comments 06/17/2016
On June 17, '16, the NCC submitted comments to EPA on their proposed registration for sulfoxaflor and urged the agency to reconsider the proposed decision that removes cotton and other crops from the Section 3 label.
 
Sunbelt Agricultural Leaders to See Idaho Agricultural Operations 06/15/2016
Sunbelt farmers will get a look at a diverse range of agricultural production and processing operations in southern Idaho on June 20-23 as part of the NCC's Multi-Commodity Education Program.
 
Letter Supports No Berry Amendment Weakening (516k pdf) 06/10/2016
The National Cotton Council, the National Council of Textile Organizations and 13 other organizations sent a letter the week of June 6, '16  to the Senate supporting Sen. Graham’s (R-SC) FY17 National Defense Authorization Act amendment that would ensure no weakening of the Berry Amendment, which has required the Dept. of Defense to purchase US-made and US-content textile and apparel and other specialty products.
 
NCC Submits Comments to EPA On Chlorpyrifos 06/10/2016
The NCC submitted separate comments on chlorpyrifos and two other crop protection products currently under review by EPA.
 
NCC Submits Comments to EPA on Fluometuron 06/10/2016
The NCC submitted separate comments on three crop protection products currently under review by EPA, including fluometuron (cotoran).
 
NCC Submits Comments to EPA on Malathion 06/10/2016
The NCC submitted separate comments on three crop protection products currently under review by EPA, including malathion.
 
Don't Miss June 20-Aug. 5, '16 CGCS Signup! 06/07/2016
Producers are urged to sign up for the FSA-administered Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program that provides cost-share assistance payments to Upland and extra-long staple cotton producers with a share in the '15 cotton crop. The sign-up window of June 20-Aug. 5, '16, will not be extended.