Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Boosting rural America remains priority http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/boosting-rural-america-remains-priority <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the need to boost rural economies while complementing production agriculture as the latest farm bill is rolled out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/boosting-rural-america-remains-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/boosting-rural-america-remains-priority#comments Government Rural Development (RD) Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:15:00 +0000 91631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Waters of the United States language needs clarification, says EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. (Photo, Hunter Jones)</p> Longtime Stiles Farm manager set to retire http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/longtime-stiles-farm-manager-set-retire <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conservation tillage became one of the farm’s signature research and Extension programs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/longtime-stiles-farm-manager-set-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/longtime-stiles-farm-manager-set-retire#comments Government Conservation Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:45:00 +0000 91461 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>(Left) Archie Abrameit visits with Allen Ray David. Abrameit joined the Stiles Farm as manager in 1997.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Delayed deadline on program signup not expected http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/delayed-deadline-program-signup-not-expected <div class="node-body article-body"> Farmers take advantage of an extra month to update yields and base for farm bill programs..</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/delayed-deadline-program-signup-not-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/delayed-deadline-program-signup-not-expected#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:56:00 +0000 91431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>FAILURE TO SELECT either ARC or PLC will result in producers&rsquo; automatic default to PLC and will lose program benefits for 2014.</p> New Mexico agriculture production report 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-agriculture-production-report-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">On March 6 the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) released their preliminary report-New Mexico Agriculture Overview for 2014-indicating that in spite of an ongoing drought, farming and ranching remains a strong and driving economic force for the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-agriculture-production-report-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-agriculture-production-report-2014#comments Government NASS Tue, 10 Mar 2015 02:17:00 +0000 91351 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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>