Agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5539/more en High Court ruling tough news for New Mexico farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/high-court-ruling-tough-news-new-mexico-farmers <div class="node-body article-body"> Farm and ranch supporters say decision will hurt NM agriculture industry.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/high-court-ruling-tough-news-new-mexico-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/high-court-ruling-tough-news-new-mexico-farmers#comments Vegetables Non-farm bill agriculture Vegetables Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:20:00 +0000 99941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A recent&nbsp; New Mexico Supreme Court ruling grants workers&rsquo; compensation coverage to farm and ranch labor.</p> Farmers and ranchers may be in for tax surprise in 2018 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-and-ranchers-may-be-tax-surprise-2018 <div class="node-body video-body">Chances are you haven't heard about that law, which was part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, passed into law last November.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-and-ranchers-may-be-tax-surprise-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-and-ranchers-may-be-tax-surprise-2018#comments Legislative Non-farm bill agriculture Mon, 07 Mar 2016 18:17:00 +0000 97531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Hidden tax law threatens small business partnership options on the farm http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/hidden-tax-law-threatens-small-business-partnership-options-farm <div class="node-body article-body">Harl says he takes exception not only to the repeal of the tax-filing advantage offered to farm and ranch small business partnerships, but more importantly the way it was done by Congress.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/hidden-tax-law-threatens-small-business-partnership-options-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/hidden-tax-law-threatens-small-business-partnership-options-farm#comments Legislative Non-farm bill agriculture Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:44:00 +0000 97521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Farmers and ranchers claiming a small business partnership will no longer get the tax-filing advantage currently available under existing tax law.</p> —Getty Images/Scott Olson Commodity organizations applaud GMO labeling bill http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/commodity-organizations-applaud-gmo-labeling-bill <div class="node-body article-body">If Roberts’ bill becomes law, USDA would establish a set of standards within two years for labeling foods that contain or may contain bioengineering.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/commodity-organizations-applaud-gmo-labeling-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/commodity-organizations-applaud-gmo-labeling-bill#comments Legislative Grains Non-farm bill agriculture Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:44:00 +0000 97291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Corn growers, among other commodity groups, support Senator Pat Roberts&#39;&nbsp; GMO labeling bill.</p> Omnibus spending bill includes good news for agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/omnibus-spending-bill-includes-good-news-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Once the Omnibus spending bill is signed by the President, agriculture will get a $350 million increase in discretionary spending over last year, a total of $20.9 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/omnibus-spending-bill-includes-good-news-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/omnibus-spending-bill-includes-good-news-agriculture#comments Legislative Non-farm bill agriculture Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:36:00 +0000 83011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com No action on immigration reform equates to giving illegals amnesty http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/no-action-immigration-reform-equates-giving-illegals-amnesty <div class="node-body article-body">Politics, more than the country’s best interest, drives debate on immigration reform, which is needed to provide stable workforce for agriculture and other industries.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/no-action-immigration-reform-equates-giving-illegals-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/no-action-immigration-reform-equates-giving-illegals-amnesty#comments Legislative Non-farm bill agriculture Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:38:00 +0000 77602 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Produce industry faces significant challenges http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/produce-industry-faces-significant-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. produce industry needs to turn food safety into a positive factor, and the U.S. Congress must pass a sensible immigration reform bill to reverse a stagnant growth cycle. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/produce-industry-faces-significant-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/produce-industry-faces-significant-challenges#comments Legislative Non-farm bill agriculture Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:43:00 +0000 77562 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Extremes make farm bill tough sell in House http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/extremes-make-farm-bill-tough-sell-house <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/extremes-make-farm-bill-tough-sell-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/extremes-make-farm-bill-tough-sell-house#comments Legislative Current Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:33:00 +0000 76602 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Conservation, crop insurance and the sugar program http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conservation-crop-insurance-and-sugar-program <div class="field-deck"> Senate farm bill debate continues </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wednesday's farm bill debate on the Senate floor ranged over a number of issues including the tie-in of crop insurance and conservation, GMO labeling and the sugar program.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conservation-crop-insurance-and-sugar-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conservation-crop-insurance-and-sugar-program#comments Legislative Farm Bill Fri, 31 May 2013 15:08:00 +0000 74382 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Specialty crops take center stage at farm bill hearing http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/specialty-crops-take-center-stage-farm-bill-hearing <div class="field-deck"> Immigration remains major issue for specialty crop producers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Immigration took up a large portion of April 24 hearing on horticulture and a new farm bill. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/specialty-crops-take-center-stage-farm-bill-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/specialty-crops-take-center-stage-farm-bill-hearing#comments Legislative Farm Bill Fruits Vegetables Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:32:00 +0000 72662 at http://southwestfarmpress.com