Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Time running out to sign up for farm programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers should gather their production records, check with insurance representatives for yield histories and make appointments to sign up for these programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs#comments Government Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:01:00 +0000 90671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Joe Outlaw, encourages farmers to sign up for farm programs as soon as possible.</p> Texas water law serves as a model http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-water-law-serves-model <div class="node-body article-body">The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation offer solutions to the increasingly complex issue of providing adequate water for a rapidly growing population.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-water-law-serves-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-water-law-serves-model#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Election Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:46:00 +0000 90641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>TOM SELL, Combest, Sell and Associates, LLC,&nbsp; discusses water legislation and farm bill issues at the recent TAWC Water college in Lubbock, Texas.</p> Conaway to lead House Agriculture Committee http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-lead-house-agriculture-committee <div class="node-body article-body">New faces show up on the two agriculture committees of the 114th Congress, and new leadership takes over in both the House Ag Committee and the Senate Ag Committee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-lead-house-agriculture-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-lead-house-agriculture-committee#comments Government Election Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:54:00 +0000 90631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com FSA Reminds Livestock Producers of Upcoming Deadline http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-reminds-livestock-producers-upcoming-deadline <div class="node-body audio-body">The Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Program were reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/government/fsa-reminds-livestock-producers-upcoming-deadline" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://southwestfarmpress.com/site-files/southwestfarmpress.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/01/no-food-or-water.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://southwestfarmpress.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/site-files/southwestfarmpress.com/files/podcast/audio/Dolcini Livestock Deadline Reminder - 60 Mixdown 1.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=1469995">Dolcini Livestock Deadline Reminder - 60 Mixdown 1.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-reminds-livestock-producers-upcoming-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-reminds-livestock-producers-upcoming-deadline#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:20:00 +0000 90601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drought over the past few years has limited forage and forced cattle herd liquidation. The Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Program reauthorized by the 2014 farm bill offer assistance.</p> USDA awards $10 million for rice project http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-awards-10-million-rice-project <div class="node-body article-body">Rice Stewardship Partnership to benefit rice efforts in Texas and other states from $10 million grant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-awards-10-million-rice-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-awards-10-million-rice-project#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Environmental groups Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:49:00 +0000 90591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rice agriculture provides 35 percent of the food resources available to migrating and wintering dabbling ducks in the regions where rice is grown in the United States.</p> Farm bill implementation: the long process continues… http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-implementation-long-process-continues <div class="field-byline"> Jody Campiche Oklahoma State University Extension economis; Joe Outlaw Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers and landowners have several decisions to consider under the new farm bill. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-implementation-long-process-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-implementation-long-process-continues#comments Government Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:55:00 +0000 90381 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Good crowds have attended farm bill update meetings across the Southwest.</p> Counties in Southwest declared disaster areas http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/counties-southwest-declared-disaster-areas <div class="node-body article-body">United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday (Jan. 7) that USDA has designated a number of counties in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico qualified for federal disaster assistance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/counties-southwest-declared-disaster-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/counties-southwest-declared-disaster-areas#comments Government Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:52:00 +0000 90331 at http://southwestfarmpress.com NAP now available for specialty crop producers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/nap-now-available-specialty-crop-producers <div class="node-body audio-body">FSA has improved program that can help protect against losses from weather and natural disasters in specialty crops. </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://southwestfarmpress.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/site-files/southwestfarmpress.com/files/podcast/audio/FSA_NAP_60Second_PSA.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=1459543">FSA_NAP_60Second_PSA.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/nap-now-available-specialty-crop-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/nap-now-available-specialty-crop-producers#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:00:00 +0000 90311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com FSA announces new yield data for safety net calculations http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-announces-new-yield-data-safety-net-calculations <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The farm bill provided landowners with the option of updating their farm program payment yields</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-announces-new-yield-data-safety-net-calculations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-announces-new-yield-data-safety-net-calculations#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:57:00 +0000 90261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Normalizing relations with Cuba a boon to Texas ag http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/normalizing-relations-cuba-boon-texas-ag <div class="node-body article-body">Normalized relations to Cuba could be a boon to Texas agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/normalizing-relations-cuba-boon-texas-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/normalizing-relations-cuba-boon-texas-ag#comments Government Import and Export Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:49:00 +0000 90011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com