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Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding Export Program Funding (334kb pdf)
The NCC joined with other agricultural organizations on a letter to the chairmen of the House and Senate subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies --urging them to provide for the FY08 funding of three critical USDA programs. Learn more

Letters to Congressional Leaders Regarding Peru FTA (570kb pdf)
Beginning in July 2007, the NCC sent or joinned onto three different letters urging Congressional approval of the Peru FTA. Learn more

NCC Responds to Misinformation About Cotton Program
In response to recent press accounts regarding the U.S. cotton program's impact on the international cotton market, a NCC report affirms that the program has not caused economic harm to West African cotton producers. Learn more

Senator Chambliss Criticizes Washington Post Editorial
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), ranking Republican member of the Senate agriculture committee, blasted a recent Washington Post editorial regarding domestic cotton production and the global market. Learn more

NCAE Alert Memo Regarding Recent DHS No-Match Rule (75k pdf)
A federal court in San Francisco blocked the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) no-match rule from taking effect as scheduled -- providing employers with additional time to make sure they are ready to comply if and when the rule does become effective. Learn more

Letter to President Bush Urging Peru, Colombia Trade Pact Approval
The NCC, as part of the U.S. textile and apparel supply chain, joined onto a letter to President Bush asking his assistance in ensuring that the U.S./Peru Trade Promotion Agreement and that the U.S./Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement are approved and enacted into law before June 30, 2007. Learn more

Ag Groups Letter to Congress Regarding Disaster Assistance Bill
A letter to Congressional Members urging them to vote for an Agricultural Disaster Assistance Bill was signed by 23 agriculture groups, including the National Cotton Council. Learn more

NCC Joins in Support of Colombia, Peru FTAs
The NCC is part of a coalition of food and agriculture organizations urging prompt Congressional consideration and passage of the free trade agreements recently concluded and signed with Colombia and Peru. Learn more

Peterson to Chair House Ag Committee
The House Democratic Caucus selected Rep. Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota as the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture for the 110th Congress. Learn more