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April 2017
2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced 04/27/2017
Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for 2017-18.
NCC Pleased With Perdue Confirmation 04/24/2017
The NCC looks forward to working with Sonny Perdue who was confirmed on April 24 by the Senate as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Trump Applauded for WOTUS Executive Order 04/13/2017
The Waters Advocacy Coalition, of which the NCC is a member, sent a letter on April 10 to President Trump applauding him for his recent Executive Order on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
Agriculture Labor Shortage Concerns Noted 04/07/2017
The NCC and the National Cotton Ginners Association joined other agriculture groups on a letter to President Trump regarding needed reforms to address the agricultural labor shortage.
NCC Conveys Farm Law Priorities 04/04/2017
In April 4 testimony before a House panel hearing, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee said U.S. cotton's central organization looks forward to working with the House and Senate agriculture committees and with other agricultural organizations to gain passage of a farm bill that effectively addresses the needs of all commodities.
March 2017
Letter Urges Timely Perdue Confirmation 03/31/2017
The NCC joined with other agricultural groups on a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) urging them and their Senate colleagues to consider and approve the President’s nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture before the Senate begins its two-week recess.
Support For Regulatory Reform Bills Conveyed 03/31/2017
A NCC letter to House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) conveyed support for the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 and the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Reform Act of 2017. Both bills emerged from the Committee before the House later passed them during the week of March 27.
NCC Pleased With EPA’s Chlorpyrifos Action 03/30/2017
EPA released an order on March 29 denying in full the petition requesting that the agency revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. EPA now will move forward on updating and revising the human health assessment for chlorpyrifos under the standard procedures of the ongoing registration review process.
ELD, Speed Limiter Rules Elimination Sought 03/22/2017
The NCC joined with other industries which rely on trucking on a March 21 letter sent to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao encouraging DOT to prioritize the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate and speed limiter proposed rule when identifying regulations for elimination under President Trump's Executive Order, "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs."
NCC: President’s Recognition of U.S. Agriculture Encouraging 03/21/2017
The NCC applauded President Donald Trump’s March 21 issuance of a National Agriculture Day proclamation that stated, “America's farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation's economy, and lead global markets in output and productivity.”