Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en New Mexico state senate clears way for hemp crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-state-senate-clears-way-hemp-crops <div class="node-body article-body">The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-state-senate-clears-way-hemp-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-state-senate-clears-way-hemp-crops#comments Government Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:10:00 +0000 91321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Net farm income and agricultural trade value http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/net-farm-income-and-agricultural-trade-value <div class="node-body article-body">The fall in net farm income represents a drastic 32 percent drop over last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/net-farm-income-and-agricultural-trade-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/net-farm-income-and-agricultural-trade-value#comments Government USDA Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:24:00 +0000 91261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Net farm income could see a 32 percent drop in 2015.</p> Farm program sign-up extended 30 days http://southwestfarmpress.com/farm-program-sign-extended-30-days <div class="node-body link-body">The USDA has announced a deadline extension of 30 days -- to March 31 -- for farmers to update yields, reallocate base acres, and choose between the ARC and PLC programs.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southwestfarmpress.com/site-files/southwestfarmpress.com/files/FarmBillDecisions3.jpg?1425315775" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/farm-program-sign-extended-30-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:01:00 +0000 91221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Congressional Ag Committees look at nutrition, farm bill implementation http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/congressional-ag-committees-look-nutrition-farm-bill-implementation <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture already "gave at the office," opposes more cuts.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/congressional-ag-committees-look-nutrition-farm-bill-implementation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/congressional-ag-committees-look-nutrition-farm-bill-implementation#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:00:00 +0000 91191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>U.S. House Committee on Agriculture&nbsp; Chairman Mike Conaway</p> Texas Ag Forum examines new farm bill http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-examines-new-farm-bill <div class="node-body gallery-body">The latest Texas Ag Forum forum focused on the Agriculture Act of 2014. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-examines-new-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-examines-new-farm-bill#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:36:00 +0000 91171 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Congressman Charlie Stenholm greets Texas AgriLife Extension economists James Richardson and Joe Outlaw during a break at the Texas Ag Forum. Stenholm was the driving force behind creating the forum 30 years ago.</p> New farm bill guarantees no payments http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-bill-guarantees-no-payments <div class="node-body article-body">“I hope farmers never collect a penny from ARC (Agricultural Risk Coverage) or PLC (Price Loss Coverage) because that means they are seeing high prices.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-bill-guarantees-no-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-bill-guarantees-no-payments#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:52:00 +0000 91121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>JOE OUTLAW, Extension economist and co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center in College Station, reviews some paperwork with El Campo, Texas, rice producer&nbsp; L.G. Raun, at the Texas Ag Forum.</p> Texas commodity leaders take on farm bill issues http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-commodity-leaders-take-farm-bill-issues <div class="node-body article-body">“This is the most complicated farm program grain sorghum farmers have ever seen,” said Wayne Cleveland, executive director, Texas Sorghum Producers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-commodity-leaders-take-farm-bill-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-commodity-leaders-take-farm-bill-issues#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:33:00 +0000 91111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Conaway, Stenholm talk ag issues http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-stenholm-talk-ag-issues <div class="node-body article-body">Conaway said the next farm bill will be even more difficult to pass than the current one,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-stenholm-talk-ag-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-stenholm-talk-ag-issues#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:38:00 +0000 91101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION economists Joe Outlaw and James Richardson confer with Travis Miller, Extension Interim Associate Director for State Operations were on hand for the Texas Ag forum.</p> Farmers urged to contact FSA before Feb. 27 deadline http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-contact-fsa-feb-27-deadline <div class="node-body video-body">Farmers should contact FSA before the February 27 deadline to get on a registry and set an appointment to update yields and reallocate base.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-contact-fsa-feb-27-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-contact-fsa-feb-27-deadline#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:42:00 +0000 91071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Grants available to help new farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grants-available-help-new-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">New farm bill programs support USDA efforts to attract more young people to agriculture careers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grants-available-help-new-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grants-available-help-new-farmers#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:11:00 +0000 90921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com