NCC lauds farm leaders for cotton support on appropriations, omnibus bill

NCC lauds farm leaders for cotton support on appropriations, omnibus bill

National Cotton Council (NCC) commends the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations and Agriculture committees that needed support for the US cotton industry was included in the FY23 omnibus spending package.

are commended for their efforts on this important legislation:

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL)
  • Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ranking Member John Hoven (R-ND)
  • House Appropriations Committee Chair Rose DeLaro (D-CT) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX)
  • House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Ranking Member Andy Harris (R-MD).

Also recognizing the continued support of Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), along with NCC House Agriculture Committee Chair David Scott (D-GA) and Ranking Member gives. GT Thompson (R-PA).

“The American cotton industry is grateful that Congress approved this much-needed legislation,” says NCC President Ted Schneider. “This relief will help stabilize the cotton sector as many growers suffered economic losses during this season’s extreme drought and other weather events and traders during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The package includes $3.741 billion in disaster assistance for US farmers and ranchers, including cotton and other row crop growers. This assistance will assist growers who have suffered revenue, quality, or production losses of crops due to drought, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, derechos, extreme heat, tornadoes, winter storms, freezes (including crops prevented from planting in 2022) Damage caused in calendar year 2022 includes excessive moisture, smoke exposure, and excessive moisture. The package also provides $100 million for the USDA to pay cotton merchants who have experienced economic losses.

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Louisiana cotton producer Schneider says the industry also appreciates that the package includes $15.45 million for cotton pest management activities, $4 million for the USDA’s cotton grading laboratories, and cotton genetics and fiber quality within the Agricultural Research Service. Includes increased funding for research programs.

The agreement also directs the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to better determine how to obtain supplemental information for certain crops to help offset the data loss from discontinuing the Agricultural Statistics District-level estimates. Continue to work with stakeholders to understand.

Other bill provisions include:

Growing Climate Solutions Act – Incorporates updated language from the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which directs the USDA to establish a program to register entities that participate in voluntary carbon markets with the goal of providing information and confidence to producers Provides technical support and verification for farmers, ranchers and forest dwellers.

Insecticides Registration Reform Act (Priya 5) Beautification – Reauthorizes pesticide registration and review process user-fee programs administered by EPA and increases registration and maintenance fees to support a more predictable regulatory process, additional process improvements, and safety, training, bilingual labeling and provides resources to further mobilize resources for other services. Safe and effective use of pesticides.

Pesticide Registration Review Deadline Extension – Extends EPA’s deadline for completing registration review decisions for all pesticide products registered as of October 1, 2007. Access to multiple crop protection tools. With this extension, EPA will be allowed to continue its registration review work through October 1, 2026.

Based on information provided by National Cotton Council


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