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April 2016
Berry Amendment Protections Defended (496k pdf) 04/28/2016
The NCC, National Council of Textile Organizations and ten other groups joined onto an April 26 letter to House Armed Services Committee members in support of an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jones (R-NC) to restore the original threshold for the Berry Amendment.
Letter Supports Ag Biotech Educational Funding (97k pdf) 04/22/2016
The National Cotton Council joined other agriculture organizations on a letter to House Appropriations Committee members in support of an appropriations bill provision that would provide $3 million to USDA and FDA to promote the understanding and acceptance of agricultural biotechnology.
NCC Comments on EIS Notice Regarding GE Organisms 04/22/2016
The National Cotton Council submitted comments to USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service on its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in connection with potential changes to regulations regarding certain genetically engineered organisms.
NCC Announces '16-17 Emerging Leaders 04/21/2016
Twelve US cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for '16-17.
Support Conveyed For Ozone Standards Bill (188k pdf) 04/21/2016
The NCC joined a diverse group of more than 200 organizations on a letter of support for the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016” (H.R. 4775), a bill introduced by Rep. Olson (R-TX).
Actively Engaged Management Regulation — Questions and Answers (Information Only) (796k pdf) 04/19/2016
This document is aimed at helping NCC members more thoroughly understand the actively engaged rule.
NCC Disputes Findings in Turkish Anti-Dumping Investigation 04/18/2016
A three percent CIF (cost, insurance and freight) duty has been imposed on all US cotton fiber imports into Turkey after the Turkish government released on April 16 its final decision on its anti-dumping investigation of US cotton.
Ag Groups' Letter Ask EPA to Postpone SAP Meeting (217k pdf) 04/15/2016
The NCC, along with 42 other agriculture organizations, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on April 13 requesting a postponement of the agency’s planned Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting, currently scheduled for April 19-21, until there is appropriate attention given to the scientific validity of the studies and data that EPA plans to use in its assessment.
NCC Joins Onto Letter Supporting CFTC Reauthorization (156k pdf) 04/15/2016
The NCC joined 23 other organizations on an April 12 letter to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee in support of the “Commodity End User Relief Act” to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
NCC Comments on EPA's Draft “Pollinator Ecological Risk Assessment: Imidacloprid Registration Review” 04/14/2016
On April 14, '16, the NCC filed comments with EPA on the agency's draft “Pollinator Ecological Risk Assessment: Imidacloprid Registration Review.” The NCC reiterated the importance of the neonicotinoid chemistry for control of piercing, sucking pests, and urges the EPA to recognize the limited chemistries that provide control of these pests.