The biggest obstacle to passing a new farm bill is convincing legislators that agriculture is important to the nation, said Chairman of the house Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas, at the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit In Oklahoma city....More
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up....More
The hard right and the hard left factions in the U.S. House of Representatives make things tough for the moderate middle and create obstacles to passing legislation, including a farm bill. The latest disagreement came as House Republicans put forward and passed on partisan vote a farm bill stripped of the nutrition title, which accounts for some 70 percent of farm program expenditures....More
USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales has announced that 197 counties are authorized for emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2013, effective July 2, 2013....More
Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales has announced that the Texas FSA State Committee revised a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emergency grazing policy that limited eligibility on acres grazed in previous fiscal years....More
While it is true that most people never see or understand the difference they make, or sometimes only imagine their actions having a tiny effect, every single action a person takes has far reaching consequences....More
The annual Stiles Farm field day, which has been ongoing since 1961 at the site near Thrall, Texas, offers farmers and others an opportunity to learn about the latest trends and how new technology might fit into a specific farm operation.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Federal government must increase collaboration with producers, researchers and industry to develop the next generation of solutions that will help agriculture mitigate and adapt to modern climate challenges...More