|NCC Appreciates Timely APH Announcement 10/21/2014|
The National Cotton Council commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse weather in recent years.
|NCC Responds To Post Editorial Regarding Brazil WTO Case 10/09/2014|
The NCC sent a letter to the editor to the Washington Post in response to the newspaper's editorial that was critical of the Brazil WTO Dispute resolution.
|Beltwide Cotton Conferences Offer Effective Decision-Making Help 10/06/2014|
Attendees at the '15 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will have access to individual reports and panel discussions containing information useful for helping them make key cotton research, production and marketing-related decisions.
|NCC Conducting STAX/Farm Bill Workshops 10/06/2014|
The NCC has scheduled 25 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt to provide its members with in-depth information regarding insurance options for cotton under The Agricultural Act of 2014. The first meeting will be on Nov. 10 and the last two on Dec. 10.
|NCC Commends Resolution of Brazil WTO Dispute 10/01/2014|
The NCC appreciates the US government’s successful efforts to conclude the US-Brazil trade dispute in the WTO through negotiation, thereby avoiding retaliation.
|COTTON TRANSITION PAYMENT SIGN-UP DEADLINE HERE! 09/24/2014|
Producers are reminded that sign-up for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) is underway at county Farm Service Agency offices. The deadline for application is Oct. 7, '14.
|CTAP Details, ARC/PLC Program General Provisions (222k pdf) 09/24/2014|
Details of the Cotton Transition Assistance Program, along with general provisions for ARC and PLC programs, are contained in Federal Register notice 7 CFR Part 1412.
|NCC Comments on China WTO Compliance (110k pdf) 09/19/2014|
This document has a summary of NCC Chairman Wally Darneille's oral testimony and the NCC's full written comments submitted to the Office of the US Trade Representative in advance of an Oct. 1 public hearing in Washington, DC, on China’s compliance with its WTO obligations.
|NCC Urges APH Adjustment Implementation 09/12/2014|
In a letter to Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis, the NCC urged the RMA to make every effort to implement for the '15 cotton crop the farm bill provision allowing a producer to adjust their APH insurance yield. The letter is based on an American Cotton Producers resolution subsequently approved by the NCC Board.
|NCC Comments on RMA’s Interim Rule Regarding Farm Law Provisions 09/05/2014|
The NCC submitted comments on the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Interim Rule published on July 1 that addressed implementation of enterprise units by practice, coverage by practice, beginning farmer provisions and the new linkage of crop insurance and conservation compliance.