Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Cuba and a new economic era http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cuba-and-new-economic-era <div class="node-body article-body">Former Secretaries of Agriculture say new opportunities for growth and expansion of U.S. agriculture will get a major boost when U.S.-Cuban trade relationships are normalized. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cuba-and-new-economic-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cuba-and-new-economic-era#comments Government Import and Export Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:58:00 +0000 93201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Wheat could be a key product for export with Cuba.</p> Grain stocks all up significantly compared to June 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grain-stocks-all-significantly-compared-june-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Grain crop stocks up compared to last June.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grain-stocks-all-significantly-compared-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grain-stocks-all-significantly-compared-june-2014#comments Government Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:06:00 +0000 93161 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>USDA-NASS estimates a 15 percent increase in corn stocks for June 1, 2015, compared to the previous year.</p> Cotton, corn, wheat acreage down; soybeans up to record high http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-corn-wheat-acreage-down-soybeans-record-high <div class="node-body article-body">Corn, cotton, wheat acreage estimates lower; soybeans up to record level.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-corn-wheat-acreage-down-soybeans-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-corn-wheat-acreage-down-soybeans-record-high#comments Government USDA Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:50:00 +0000 93151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>USDA estimates cotton acreage across the Cotton Belt will be 18 percent down from 2014.</p> Farmers urged to sign up as soon as possible for farm bill coverage http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-sign-soon-possible-farm-bill-coverage <div class="node-body article-body">Not too early to enroll in farm bill programs.</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/farmers-urged-sign-soon-possible-farm-bill-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-sign-soon-possible-farm-bill-coverage#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:18:00 +0000 93131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Research shows annual forage insurance is advantageous to producers as sign-up deadline nears http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/research-shows-annual-forage-insurance-advantageous-producers-sign-deadline-nears <div class="field-byline"> Joshua G. Maples, B. Wade Brorsen, and Jon T. Biermacher </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Forage insurance makes sense for eligible producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/research-shows-annual-forage-insurance-advantageous-producers-sign-deadline-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/research-shows-annual-forage-insurance-advantageous-producers-sign-deadline-nears#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:06:00 +0000 93081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Loss of forage may be covered by a Rainfall Index Annual Forage pilot insurance program (RIAFP).</p> House passes COOL Reform http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/house-passes-cool-reform <div class="node-body article-body">COOL Reform Act was widely supported by a large number of food and agricultural industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/house-passes-cool-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/house-passes-cool-reform#comments Government Livestock Livestock Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:17:00 +0000 92891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Beef and other ag and food industry organizations support the COOL Reform Act.</p> In spite of rains, USDA says fire risks will increase http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/spite-rains-usda-says-fire-risks-will-increase <div class="node-body article-body">The buildup of fuel, a changing climate, and insect and disease pressure, heavy forested areas, especially in the West, could tax federal fire suppression efforts in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/spite-rains-usda-says-fire-risks-will-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/spite-rains-usda-says-fire-risks-will-increase#comments Government Precipitation Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:47:00 +0000 92871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Wildfire may be more likely this summer across the Southwest, in spite of recent heavy rainfall.&nbsp; Ample moisture means more fuel for wildfires..</p> NRCS photo Texas FSA responding to rain damage while completing drought claims http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-fsa-responding-rain-damage-while-completing-drought-claims <div class="node-body article-body">Texas farmers, ranchers, and landowners who have incurred damage from recent adverse weather should gather all pertinent records and contact their local Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-fsa-responding-rain-damage-while-completing-drought-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-fsa-responding-rain-damage-while-completing-drought-claims#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:08:00 +0000 92711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Deadly storms in Southwest mount; Farmers asked to search river banks http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/deadly-storms-southwest-mount-farmers-asked-search-river-banks <div class="field-deck"> Rainfall in May sets all-time record </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continued rains, flooding prompt request for farmers and other landowners to search debris piles along rivers downstream from Wimberly, Texas.</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/cotton/deadly-storms-southwest-mount-farmers-asked-search-river-banks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/deadly-storms-southwest-mount-farmers-asked-search-river-banks#comments Cotton Government Markets Miscellaneous Sat, 30 May 2015 16:24:00 +0000 92701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 16 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/stiles-farm-field-day-scheduled-june-16 <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton and milo technology featured at annual Stiles Farm Field Day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/stiles-farm-field-day-scheduled-june-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/stiles-farm-field-day-scheduled-june-16#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Wed, 27 May 2015 18:45:00 +0000 92601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com