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NCC News Release regarding Cottonseed Policy

The National Cotton Council has issued a press release regarding the exclusion of Cottonseed Policy from the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill.  Please click on the link below to read the news release.

2017-0504 NCC News Release-Cottonseed Policy

NCC Chairman Lee Testimony before House Ag Subcommittee

Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a hearing to further examine the effectiveness of farm policy in advance of crafting the next farm bill. Members of the committee heard from witnesses who shared the perspectives of the cotton, rice, peanut, canola, and […]

CFTC Issues No-Action Relief for Aggregation Notice Filings for Position Limits

Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) issued time-limited no-action relief for aggregation notice filings for position limits.

Specifically, any person or entity that is eligible to rely on an exemption from aggregation under Regulation 150.4(b) will not need to comply with the notice filing requirements until August 14, 2017. Without the […]

Chairman Conaway Announces New and Returning Agriculture Committee Republican Members

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Haley Graves
January 11, 2017  (202) 225-2171
 
Chairman Conaway Announces New and Returning Agriculture Committee Republican Members
 

 

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the House Steering Committee’s recommendation of six new members to serve on the […]

ITMF Spinners Committee – Country Visit Report to Uzbekistan

2017 0104: The Country Visit Report to Uzbekistan from October 9-15, 2016 of the ITMF Spinners Committee.

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CFTC Re-proposes Position Limits and Finalizes Aggregation Rule

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to approve the Position Limits for Derivatives re-proposal, as well as the Aggregation of Positions final rule. The position limits re-proposal comes in response to comment received from the December 2013 proposal and the June 2016 supplemental proposal.

Chairman Massad provided two reasons for issuing a re-proposal: […]

U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR COULD BE ‘DEVASTATING’ FOR FARMERS, FORMER USDA ECONOMIST SAYS

American farmers could be one of the biggest losers if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war with China, a former chief economist for the Agriculture Department said today.

The United States currently exports about $20 billion to $24 billion worth of agricultural exports to China each year, and that’s expected to “grow even more over […]

House Ag Committee Chairman Conaway urges CFTC to Halt Midnight Rulemaking

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway sent a letter to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad requesting he not move forward on any controversial regulations during the final months of President Obama’s administration.  

In the letter, he asked Massad to refrain from “pushing through controversial regulations,”; adding, “While we may […]

China Cotton Market Report-July 2016

In June, China imported 332,884 bales (72,477 MT) of cotton, a decrease of 7.36 percent month-on-month (m/m), and a decrease of 55.2 percent year-on-year (y/y). The total value of cotton imports in June was USD 123.47 million, a decrease of 3.92 percent m/m and a decrease of 57.70 […]