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National Cotton Council Pleased with NC Senator Kay Hagen’s Farm Bill Amendment

Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina also submitted an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill on Thursday. The amendment would reduce the regulatory burden on producers and reaffirm the importance of the Federal Insecticide Rodenticide and Act in regulating pesticide applications – including those near and over bodies of water. The National Cotton Council is pleased with the submission of this amendment. NCC President and CEO Mark Lange says the requirement for producers to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for certain pesticide applications adds unnecessary and costly requirements for farms already in compliance with the FIFRA pesticide use restrictions. Lange says the Council strongly supports this amendment and looks forward to working with Hagan to make sure it’s adopted on the Senate floor. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.