Government en FSA county committee nomination period continues through Aug. 1 <div class="node-body article-body">The process gives farmers and ranchers a voice in how the agency functions, says FSA Administrator Val Dolcini.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Farm Service Agency (FSA) Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:48:00 +0000 99641 at Texas AgriLife's Mazurkiewicz receives Medal of Merit from Republic of Poland <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazurkiewicz traces his Polish roots back to his great-grandparents, who came to the United States 130 years ago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Awards Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 99531 at <p>Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Regents Fellow and director of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program for the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, received the Medal of Merit from Republic of Poland President Andrzej Duda during a ceremony June 14 in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland. (Republic of Poland photo)</p> USDA announces Okla. seminars; Zika a target <div class="node-body article-body">Two USDA workshops target Zika virus, crop and livestock management</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government USDA Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:05:00 +0000 99241 at Extension will give producers more time to get information on restructuring <div class="node-body article-body">FSA estimates there are about 15,000 general partnerships and joint ventures included along with the 1.7 million individual farmers who participate in the Farm Service Agency safety net programs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:57:00 +0000 99211 at Ag’s upcoming challenges: climate change, carbon <div class="node-body article-body">Delta F.A.R.M.'s Trey Cooke says climate change and carbon are the next trains coming at agriculture; says Delta F.A.R.M. is trying to prepare for it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Tue, 31 May 2016 16:24:00 +0000 99181 at Crop Insurance Basics: Moral Hazard <div class="node-body article-body">The commentary offers an interesting perspective on what crop insurance does for America’s farms. It also explains that farmers contribute a substantial amount of their own money to protect their crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Farm Bill 2012 Fri, 27 May 2016 16:27:00 +0000 99151 at <p>Crop insurance provides the basis of cotton farmers&#39; safety net.</p> Dan Jackson, Meadow Farmers Co-op Gin. Farm groups want extension of USDA's program eligibility deadline <div class="field-deck"> New rules came after start of planting season </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 70 farm groups sign letter asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to extend the deadline for receiving approval for restructuring from county and state FSA committees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Fri, 27 May 2016 12:59:00 +0000 99121 at <p>National Cotton Council President and CEO Gary Adams, left, visits with John Lindamood&nbsp;at the American Cotton Producers spring meeting.</p> Cotton, hay, canola, wheat and a new entomologist are featured in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Vegetables Wheat Canola Cotton Hay Vegetables Wheat Mon, 16 May 2016 16:14:00 +0000 98911 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Chemicals Thu, 12 May 2016 18:08:00 +0000 98881 at Texas A&M AgriLife personnel recognized with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Tue, 10 May 2016 19:03:00 +0000 98811 at <p>Dr. Susan Ballabina was named executive associate director for the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service.</p>