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May 2016
NCC Comments on Dicamba Label Approval 05/27/2016
The NCC, on May 26, '16, submitted comments on EPA’s notice, “Dicamba: New Use on Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton and Soybeans.”
 
DOL Issues Final Rule on Overtime (2mb pdf) 05/26/2016
The Labor Department published on May 23, '16, a final rule that updates the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations regarding the executive, administrative and professional exemptions.
 
DOL Overtime Final Rule Summary/Overview (104k pdf) 05/26/2016
The Dept. of Labor provided an overview/summary of its final rule on Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations on May 23, '16.
 
'16 PIE Program Tour Dates Set 05/24/2016
The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the '16 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
 
EPA's Proposed Registration Decision For Sulfoxaflor (pdf) 05/20/2016
EPA announced the release of documentation proposing registration of sulfoxaflor (previously recognized by the tradename Transform®) for use on agricultural crops, ornamentals, and turf.
 
NCC Comments On Sulfoxaflor Section 18 Exemptions 05/20/2016
The NCC submitted comments on May 18 in support of Section 18 emergency exemptions from EPA for the use of sulfoxaflor on cotton to control plant bugs during the ’16 growing season.
 
Timely Sulfoxaflor Use Determination Urged (246k pdf) 05/13/2016
Sens. Cochran (R-MS), Inhofe (R-OK) and Wicker (R-MS) sent a letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy asking the agency to move swiftly on making a determination for emergency use requests of sulfoxaflor (Transform) for cotton.
 
Concerns On Short Comment Period Relayed (199k pdf) 05/11/2016
The NCC joined with 38 other organizations on a letter to EPA's Office of Pesticides Programs expressing concern with the agency's opening of only a 60-day comment period for the stakeholder community to provide meaningful input on the Draft Biological Evaluations of Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon and Malathion -- three critical organophosphates. 
 
Letter Seeks Deadline Extension on Actively Engaged Requirement (132k pdf) 05/11/2016
The NCC joined with other organizations on a May 11 letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack seeking an extension from the June 1, '16 deadline for producers to file any status changes within a farm structure with the Farm Service Agency.
 
Production Cost Factors Highlighted 05/06/2016
The NCC submitted a statement to be included in the record for the recent hearing of the House Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research on the factors affecting producers' production costs.