Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Early FSA visits, meetings, decision tool help farmer with farm bill options http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/early-fsa-visits-meetings-decision-tool-help-farmer-farm-bill-options <div class="node-body article-body">“This is the most confusing farm bill I have ever worked with,” Carlson said.of the 2014 farm bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/early-fsa-visits-meetings-decision-tool-help-farmer-farm-bill-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/early-fsa-visits-meetings-decision-tool-help-farmer-farm-bill-options#comments Government Farm Service Agency (FSA) Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:47:00 +0000 92101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>BILLY CARLSON, left, and USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini, check progress on a Williamson County, Texas, corn field. Dolcini was in the state visiting key agricultural leaders and farmers. He and Carlson discussed the confusion surrounding the Agriculture Act of 2014, which Carlson describes as &ldquo;the most confusing farm bill&rdquo; he&rsquo;s ever worked with.</p> 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>