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July 2015
Letter Sought Support On House-Passed Food Labeling Bil 07/24/2015
Prior to House passage on July 23 of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599), the NCC sent out a letter of support to all Cotton Belt Members to express the importance of this legislation to the cotton industry and the agriculture community.
 
Senate Panel Approves Tax Extenders Bill (65k pdf) 07/23/2015
The NCC joined other agricultural organizations on a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Wyden (D-OR) supporting important provisions contained in tax extender legislation approved by that Committee during the week of July 20.
 
Letter Conveys Support For Water Delivery Legislation 07/17/2015
During the week of July 13. the NCC sent a letter in support of the Western Water and American Food Security Act (H.R. 2898) to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Valadao (R-CA), as well as its co-sponsors, Reps. Costa (D-CA), Denham (R-CA), LaMalfa (R-CA), McCarthy (R-CA) and Nunes (R-CA).
 
Memo Addresses Improved Biotech Regulation (217k pdf) 07/10/2015
On July 2, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memorandum on modernizing the framework and regulatory system for biotechnology products which was last updated in '92.
 
Southeastern Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture 07/07/2015
Thirteen Southeastern cotton producers will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of July 12 as part of the NCC's '15 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.
 
June 2015
Letter Urges Swift Action on Bonus Depreciation Bill (145k pdf) 06/26/2015
The NCC joined other farm and business groups on a letter to House Ways and Means Committee members urging swift action on  H.R. 2510 that would permanently extend bonus depreciation.
 
NCC Submits Comments on GE Organisms 06/26/2015
The NCC submitted comments to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in response to their stakeholder message on Feb. 27 when they announced the withdrawal of the ’08 proposed rule that would have amended the regulations for certain genetically engineered organisms.
 
Support Conveyed For Port Transparency (42k pdf) 06/26/2015
The NCC joined other farm and business organizations on a letter to Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Thune (R-SD) in support of the “Port Transparency Act” (S. 1298).
 
AFBF Summarizes Final WOTUS Rule (225k pdf) 06/19/2015
The American Farm Bureau Federation prepared a summary of EPA’s final "Waters of the US" rule.
 
Letter Conveys Support For Federal Water Quality Protection Act (119k pdf) 06/19/2015
After the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140) passed in Committee last week, 383 state businesses, organizations, associations, and chambers of commerce co-signed a letter to all Senate members expressing their support for this important legislation and urging all Senators to become co-sponsors.