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2018

Comments Submitted on Dinotefuran
04/20/2018
NCC comments submitted to EPA on its draft human health and non-pollinator ecological risk assessment for dinotefuran highlighted the unique mode of action that this neonicotinoid insecticide provides to cotton producers to enhance their Integrated Pest Management and Insect Resistance Management programs. Learn more


Comments Submitted on Thiamethoxam
04/20/2018
NCC comments submitted to EPA on its draft human health and non-pollinator ecological risk assessment for thiamethoxam highlighted the unique mode of action that this neonicotinoid insecticide provides to cotton producers to enhance their Integrated Pest Management and Insect Resistance Management programs. Learn more


Comments Submitted on Clothianidin
04/20/2018
NCC comments submitted to EPA on its draft human health and non-pollinator ecological risk assessment for clothianidin highlighted the unique mode of action that this neonicotinoid insecticide provides to cotton producers to enhance their Integrated Pest Management and Insect Resistance Management programs. Learn more


Comments Submitted on Imidacloprid
04/20/2018
NCC comments submitted to EPA on its draft human health and non-pollinator ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid highlighted the unique mode of action that this neonicotinoid insecticide provides to cotton producers to enhance their Integrated Pest Management and Insect Resistance Management programs. Learn more


Summary of Key H.R. 2 (Farm Bill) Provisions
04/20/2018
The NCC prepared a summary of select provisions of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) which was approved by the House Agriculture Committee on April 18. Learn more


Letter Conveys Support For H.R. 2 (Farm Bill)
04/20/2018
The NCC and 45 other cotton organizations sent an April 17 letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-TX) noting the groups’ support for the introduction and consideration of H.R. 2. Learn more


Letter Seeks Comments Extension on Three Pesticides
04/13/2018
The NCC, along with 37 other organizations, requested that EPA extend the current comment period for the National Marines Fisheries Service’s Biological Opinion for  chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion by 90 days. Learn more


Letter Conveys U.S. Cotton Industry Support For Wheeler
04/13/2018
The NCC, along with 14 other cotton organizations, sent a letter to Cotton Belt senators on April 11, 2018, asking them to support Andrew Wheeler as Deputy EPA Administrator -- and he was confirmed by the Senate for that post soon after. Learn more


Support Conveyed for Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network
04/06/2018
The NCC joined 34 other agricultural and rural organizations on a letter to the leaders of the Senate and House agriculture committees urging them to reauthorize and fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network in the upcoming farm bill. Learn more


NCC Nominates Caprio For EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel
03/29/2018
The NCC sent a letter to EPA recommending the nomination of Dr. Michael A. Caprio, associate-full professor of Insect Genetics for the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, for EPA's Scientific Advisory Panel. Learn more


Scientists Nominated for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel
03/29/2018
The NCC, with the support of several other cotton organizations, submitted a letter regarding nominations to EPA for the agency’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel. Learn more


NCC Submits Comments on Buprofezin (Courier)
03/16/2018
On March 15, 2018, the NCC submitted comments to EPA on the agency's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of buprofezin (Courier). Learn more


NCC Submits Comments on Bifenthrin (Brigade)
03/16/2018
On March 15, 2018, the NCC submitted comments to EPA on the agency's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of bifenthrin (Brigade). Learn more


NCC Submits Comments on Emamectin Benzoate (Denim insecticide)
03/16/2018
On March 15, 2018, the NCC submitted comments to EPA on the agency's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of emamectin benzoate (Denim insecticide). Learn more


NCC Submits Comments on Pyriproxyfen (Knack)
03/16/2018
On March 15, 2018, the NCC submitted comments to EPA on the agency's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of pyriproxyfen (Knack). Learn more


NCC Submits Comments on Abamectin (Agri-Mek)
03/16/2018
On March 15, 2018, the NCC submitted comments to EPA on the agency's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of abamectin (Agri-Mek). Learn more


Producers Can Apply For CGCS at FSA Offices
03/13/2018
Although cotton producers can expect to begin receiving their prefilled applications for the new Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program , they also now have the option of completing that application at their local FSA office. Learn more


Letter Conveys Pesticides Registration Concerns
03/09/2018
The NCC joined more than 30 other organizations on a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act reform letter to House Agriculture Committee members. Learn more


Letter Urges Port Workers' Contract Extension
03/08/2018
A group of more than 115 associations representing shippers and logistics providers, including the NCC, are calling on the International Longshoremen’s Association and employers to resume negotiations on a contract extension. The talks broke off in December over automation. Learn more


Commodity Transport Comments Submitted
02/22/2018
The NCC and the National Cotton Ginners’ Association (NCGA) filed comments with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to help clarify future guidance on how agricultural commodities are treated under the Federal Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules. Learn more


Cyfluthrins Comments Submitted
02/16/2018
The NCC submitted comments to EPA on their draft human health and ecological risk assessment for cyfluthrins (baythroid). Learn more


2,4-D Comments Submitted
02/16/2018
The NCC submitted comments to EPA on their draft human health and ecological risk assessment for 2,4-D. Learn more


NCC Supports Deregulation of Low Gossypol Cottonseed
02/09/2018
The NCC submitted comments on Feb. 5, 2018, to the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service in support of the petition submitted by Texas A&M University seeking a nonregulated status for cottonseed genetically engineered to contain ultra-low gossypol levels. Learn more


Senators Urged to Fill Trade Positions Quickly
02/02/2018
The NCC was among 78 organizations and companies which signed onto a letter to Senators urging the timely nominations of: 1) Gregg Doud as the U.S. Trade Representative's Chief Agricultural Negotiator, 2) Dennis Shea as Deputy USTR (Geneva) and 3) C. J. Mahoney as Deputy USTR (Investment, Services, Labor, Environment, Africa, China, and the Western Hemisphere). Learn more


NCC Signs NPDES Letter to Congress
01/25/2018
The NCC joined more than 170 co-signers on a January 23, 2018, letter to House Agriculture Committee leadership urging support for inclusion of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System legislative fix in the 2018 farm bill. Learn more