The National Cotton Council (NCC) applauds the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees for seeing essential aid to the US cotton industry included in the FY23 omnibus spending plan.
We applaud these important legislative efforts.
- Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL);
- Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ranking Member John Hoeven (R-ND);
- House Appropriations Committee Chair Rose DeLauro (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).
NCC Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) were also recognized along with House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (D-GA) and Ranking Member. GT Thompson (R-PA).
“The U.S. cotton industry is grateful that Congress passed this much-needed legislation,” said NCC Chairman Ted Schneider. “This relief will help stabilize the cotton sector as traders and traders have suffered economic losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen many producers suffer losses due to this season’s extreme drought and other weather events.”
Includes $3.741 billion in disaster assistance for US ranchers and farmers, including producers of cotton and other staple crops. The aid is drought, forest fire hurricane flood Derry Kos, overheating; Tornado winter storms Quality of crops due to freezing or help growers who have experienced production losses. (including polar waters); Exposure to smoke and excessive moisture in calendar year 2022. The package also provides $100 million for the USDA to aid cotton merchants who have experienced economic losses.
Cotton proves valuable as a sustainable high-end textile product.
Louisiana cotton producer Schneider $15.45 million for cotton pest management activities in packaging; $4 million for USDA’s cotton grading laboratory; The industry also expressed appreciation for increased funding for cotton genetics and fiber quality research programs within the Agricultural Research Service.
The Panglong Agreement directs USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to continue working with stakeholders to better understand supplemental data for certain crops to offset data losses from county-level estimates.
Other bill provisions include:
Growing Climate Solutions Act — Farmers, with the aim of providing information and confidence to producers. The update incorporates language from the Growing Climate Solutions Act that directs USDA to register organizations that provide technical assistance and verification to ranchers and foresters.
Reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA 5). – Reviewing the user-fee programs administered by EPA and revising the pesticide registration process and increasing registration and maintenance fees to provide a more predictable regulatory process; creating additional process improvements and safety; training Provides resources for bilingual labeling and other services. Use pesticides safely and effectively.
Pesticide Registration Review Deadline Extension — EPA has extended the deadline to finalize registration review decisions for all registered pesticide products to October 1, 2007. EPA has faced a significant backlog of pesticide registrations over the past several years for a variety of reasons; Access to numerous crop protection tools. This extension would allow EPA to continue its registration review work through October 1, 2026.
Based on information provided by the National Cotton Council.
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