Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Cotton, hay, canola, wheat and a new entomologist are featured in Extension media reports http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-hay-canola-wheat-and-new-entomologist-are-featured-extension-media-reports <div class="field-byline"> Texas AgriLife media reports </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife offers new information on wheat, canola, hay and new entomologist.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-hay-canola-wheat-and-new-entomologist-are-featured-extension-media-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-hay-canola-wheat-and-new-entomologist-are-featured-extension-media-reports#comments Cotton Government Grains Vegetables Wheat Canola Cotton Hay Vegetables Wheat Mon, 16 May 2016 16:14:00 +0000 98911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>An adult western flower thrips is pictured on top and the larva on the bottom.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) West fertilizer explosion was no accident http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/west-fertilizer-explosion-was-no-accident <div class="node-body article-body">West, Texas, explosion, destroyed 500 homes in the small town of 2,300, resulted in the death of 15 people and additional injuries to at least 200 other residents and "was no accident."</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/west-fertilizer-explosion-was-no-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/west-fertilizer-explosion-was-no-accident#comments Government Chemicals Thu, 12 May 2016 18:08:00 +0000 98881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas A&M AgriLife personnel recognized with honors, promotion http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-agrilife-personnel-recognized-honors-promotion <div class="field-byline"> Texas AgriLife Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three Texas A&M AgriLife personnel honored</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-agrilife-personnel-recognized-honors-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-agrilife-personnel-recognized-honors-promotion#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Tue, 10 May 2016 19:03:00 +0000 98811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Susan Ballabina was named executive associate director for the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service.</p> From battleground to breaking ground http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/battleground-breaking-ground <div class="node-body article-body">The workshop is the latest in a growing number of similar workshops being staged around the country designed to inform and educate veterans and other individuals about existing opportunities in agriculture.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/battleground-breaking-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/battleground-breaking-ground#comments Government State Departments of Agriculture Vegetables Mon, 09 May 2016 16:10:00 +0000 98761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com EPA committee reportedly classifies glyphosate as ‘not likely carcinogenic’ http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/epa-committee-reportedly-classifies-glyphosate-not-likely-carcinogenic <div class="field-deck"> Agency subsequently pulls report from website </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EPA Cancer Risk Assessment Committee completes report on glyphosate not likely to be a carcinogen; report is pulled from EPA website.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/epa-committee-reportedly-classifies-glyphosate-not-likely-carcinogenic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/epa-committee-reportedly-classifies-glyphosate-not-likely-carcinogenic#comments Government Thu, 05 May 2016 12:40:00 +0000 98651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Farmers prepare to plant a field that has been &quot;burned down&quot; with glyphosate herbicide in the Mississippi Delta.</p> WOTUS rule could increase cost, frustration on CWA 404 enforcement http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/wotus-rule-could-increase-cost-frustration-cwa-404-enforcement <div class="node-body article-body">EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule appears to be here to stay, will further complicate Clean Water Act "navigable water' interpretations.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/wotus-rule-could-increase-cost-frustration-cwa-404-enforcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/wotus-rule-could-increase-cost-frustration-cwa-404-enforcement#comments Government Mon, 02 May 2016 12:46:00 +0000 98601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com China has pulled back on cotton but remains a major player http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/china-has-pulled-back-cotton-remains-major-player <div class="node-body article-body">China's reduction of subsidies and decision to reduce its reserve stocks will impact cotton market, but no one is sure how just yet, NCC official says.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/china-has-pulled-back-cotton-remains-major-player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/china-has-pulled-back-cotton-remains-major-player#comments Cotton Government Markets Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:31:00 +0000 98541 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images Bloomberg: Innovation, investment needed for food security: Ministers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bloomberg-innovation-investment-needed-food-security-ministers <div class="field-byline"> Aya Takada, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers face challenges of aging workforce and extreme weather as they strive to produce more food.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bloomberg-innovation-investment-needed-food-security-ministers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bloomberg-innovation-investment-needed-food-security-ministers#comments Government Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:15:00 +0000 98471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Where do things stand with Xtend technology registration? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/where-do-things-stand-xtend-technology-registration <div class="field-deck"> A chat with Monsanto’s Director of Industry Affairs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"Ultimately, we’re looking forward to the EPA finalizing their decision to give growers the opportunity to spray one of the dicamba formulations over-the-top of these crops.” -- Kim Magin, Monsanto director of industry affairs.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/where-do-things-stand-xtend-technology-registration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/where-do-things-stand-xtend-technology-registration#comments Cotton Government Management Markets Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:48:00 +0000 98291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Section 18 emergency use approved for Transform in Texas grain sorghum http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/section-18-emergency-use-approved-transform-texas-grain-sorghum <div class="node-body article-body">EPA approves Section 18 Emergency exemption for Transform WG use on sugarcane aphids, providing two compounds for control.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/section-18-emergency-use-approved-transform-texas-grain-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/section-18-emergency-use-approved-transform-texas-grain-sorghum#comments Government Grains Mon, 11 Apr 2016 22:55:00 +0000 98191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com