Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / NCC lauds Congressmen action on agriculture bill
NCC lauds Congressmen action on agriculture bill
Jul '12
The National Cotton Council (NCC) congratulated House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) for their success in moving new farm legislation through the Committee with no significant changes and with a strong bipartisan vote (35-11) to recommend the legislation to the full House.

The NCC is especially grateful to the Committee for including the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) with provisions consistent with the industry’s proposal and the new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) enhancement to crop insurance in the final package.

The NCC also commended the Committee for not accepting any amendments to further restrict program eligibility reduce payment limitations or impose limitations on marketing loan benefits.

NCC Chairman Chuck Coley said, “In an environment where a single piece of equipment costs in excess of $650,000 and where price volatility requires access to capital and risk management tools, our growers and their lenders need the certainty that they will be eligible for programs without regard to organizational structure or income.”

Coley also expressed appreciation to Committee leaders and members for addressing the interests of the entire cotton industry by including provisions to assist U.S. textile manufacturers, extending the marketing loan and adjusted world price redemption process, extending the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Program that provide seed money for important promotion programs, and extending the extra-long staple program.

In underscoring the bill’s importance, the Georgia producer said, "Given the diversity of U.S. agriculture, we are pleased that the legislation reported by the Committee provides choices that offer a balanced safety net for all commodities and regions while facilitating market-driven cropping and marketing decisions."

While acknowledging the daunting challenge of maintaining a reasonable safety net given current budget constraints, Coley also commended the Committee’s cotton provisions for providing a basis to resolve the long-standing Brazil WTO case.

Coley said, "We commend the Committee leaders and the members of the Committee for acting in a timely way to move this important legislation to the next step. We urge the House leaders to promptly schedule time for the House to consider and pass the legislation reported by the Agriculture Committee.

“The rural economy is one of the few bright spots and it is essential that long term policy be enacted before the expiration of current law to allow farmers and agribusinesses to plan for the future. We look forward to working with the House leadership to move the bill reported by the Committee."

National Cotton Council

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Teijin Frontier develops Solotex RC lightweight fibre

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd, fibre products converting company and part...

Tosha Hays addressing the conference. Courtesy: College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Industry experts discuss future of fabrics at UGA

Industry experts, researchers and military officials discussed the...

Courtesy: Global Denim Awards

Fashion | On 27th Oct 2016

Anbasja Blanken & Italian mill ITV Denim win GDA

Dutch designer Anbasja Blanken and Italian mill ITV Denim was the...

Interviews View All

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search