Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Young farmer is conserving water for the long-term http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/young-farmer-conserving-water-long-term <div class="field-byline"> Quenna Terry, NRCS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chavez and his father do their best to apply the most effective conservation measures on their land because they depend on the land to make a living. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/young-farmer-conserving-water-long-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/young-farmer-conserving-water-long-term#comments Government Sustainable Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:09:00 +0000 85111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Greg Chavez_OAI_13 Greg Chavez has worked with NRCS Resource Team Leader Mike White to plan and implement more efficient irrigation practices through the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative (OAI).</p> NRCS Farm program passage not the end of the struggle http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-program-passage-not-end-struggle <div class="node-body article-body">The battle for a farm safety net is not over, says retired U.S. Congressman and former Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-program-passage-not-end-struggle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-program-passage-not-end-struggle#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:47:00 +0000 85061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop insurance has stood test of time http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/crop-insurance-has-stood-test-time <div class="node-body article-body">Almost 296 million acres of U.S farmland were covered by crop insurance last year and because of that protection a lot of farms and jobs were saved.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/crop-insurance-has-stood-test-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/crop-insurance-has-stood-test-time#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:21:00 +0000 85021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>BRANDON WILLIS, administrator, USDA Risk Management Agency, addresses the Plains Cotton Growers annual meeting in Lubbock</p> Texas livestock and forage producers encouraged to sign up soon for disaster programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-livestock-and-forage-producers-encouraged-sign-soon-disaster-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Come in soon and bring your records, Texas Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Judith Canales says to livestock and forage producers across the state. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-livestock-and-forage-producers-encouraged-sign-soon-disaster-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-livestock-and-forage-producers-encouraged-sign-soon-disaster-programs#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:06:00 +0000 85011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Texas Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Judith Canales chats with Texas rice&nbsp; producer L.G. Raun at the recent Texas Ag Forum in Austin.</p> USDA says disaster sign-up starts April 15 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-says-disaster-sign-starts-april-15 <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs that have been reestablished and strengthened by the Agriculture Act of 2014, beginning Tuesday, April 15.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-says-disaster-sign-starts-april-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-says-disaster-sign-starts-april-15#comments Government Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:52:00 +0000 85001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas Ag Forum offers overview of 2014 Farm Bill http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-offers-overview-2014-farm-bill <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With significant changes in agricultural legislation, farmers and ranchers face a steep learning curve as they prepare to make decisions on which of several program to select to serve as a safety net for the next five years</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-offers-overview-2014-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-offers-overview-2014-farm-bill#comments Government Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:47:00 +0000 84621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com It’s back to school for farmers and ranchers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/it-s-back-school-farmers-and-ranchers <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Significant changes in farm programs will require farmers to consider the new options carefully before they commit to a program they will have to follow for the next five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/it-s-back-school-farmers-and-ranchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/it-s-back-school-farmers-and-ranchers#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:30:00 +0000 84611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Farmers are showing a lot of interest in farm bill education sessions across the Southwest. This is a crowd at a recent meeting in Altus, Okla.</p> Ag law tabbed “Almost a Miracle,” by Chairman Lucas http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-law-tabbed-almost-miracle-chairman-lucas <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest regret, says Representative Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, is that Congress did not make the Agriculture Act of 2014 permanent law.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-law-tabbed-almost-miracle-chairman-lucas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-law-tabbed-almost-miracle-chairman-lucas#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:44:00 +0000 84521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Representative Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee</p> Vilsack takes aim at helping small farms http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/vilsack-takes-aim-helping-small-farms-0 <div class="node-body article-body">USDA is rolling out new and expanded efforts to help small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers service local and regional markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/vilsack-takes-aim-helping-small-farms-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/vilsack-takes-aim-helping-small-farms-0#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:15:00 +0000 84321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New farm program made easy http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-program-made-easy <div class="node-body article-body">USDA has rolled out a clean new web site that provides some excellent resources for understanding the way the new farm bill programs and options work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-program-made-easy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-program-made-easy#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:24:00 +0000 84291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com