Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en NSAC offers Farm Bill assistance guide for new farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/nsac-offers-farm-bill-assistance-guide-new-farmers <div class="node-body article-body"> NASC guide offers information about microloans, revenue protection, risk management, organic crop insurance, direct and guaranteed farm loans, conservation loans and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/nsac-offers-farm-bill-assistance-guide-new-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/nsac-offers-farm-bill-assistance-guide-new-farmers#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:35:00 +0000 89471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Conaway named Ag Committee Chair http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-named-ag-committee-chair <div class="node-body article-body">Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas has been selected Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-named-ag-committee-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-named-ag-committee-chair#comments Government U.S. House Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:08:00 +0000 89451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New Mexico crop report looks good in NASS November report http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-crop-report-looks-good-nass-november-report <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico is on track for a good production year for cotton, grains and peanuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-crop-report-looks-good-nass-november-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-mexico-crop-report-looks-good-nass-november-report#comments Government National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:05:00 +0000 89401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Peanut production is down in New Mexico.</p> Affordable crop insurance essential to maintain safety net http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/affordable-crop-insurance-essential-maintain-safety-net <div class="field-byline"> National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“… if insurance bills get too big, or deductible losses get too high, fewer farmers will sign up for policies, and the whole system will collapse."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/affordable-crop-insurance-essential-maintain-safety-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/affordable-crop-insurance-essential-maintain-safety-net#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:13:00 +0000 89331 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Two Lubbock-based Texas A&M AgriLife staffers garner national recognition http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/two-lubbock-based-texas-am-agrilife-staffers-garner-national-recognition <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Helping farmers to improve efficiency for microirrigation systems to irrigate their land sustainably during dry times has earned national recognition for two Texas A&amp;M AgriLife staffers at Lubbock.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/two-lubbock-based-texas-am-agrilife-staffers-garner-national-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/two-lubbock-based-texas-am-agrilife-staffers-garner-national-recognition#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:34:00 +0000 89271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Republican Sid Miller to lead Texas Department of Agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/republican-sid-miller-lead-texas-department-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Republican and former State Representative Sid Miller scored a solid victory at the polls Tuesday over his Democrat opponent Jim Hogan with an overwhelming 60 percent of the popular vote to become the next Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/republican-sid-miller-lead-texas-department-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/republican-sid-miller-lead-texas-department-agriculture#comments Government Election Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:41:00 +0000 89241 at http://southwestfarmpress.com FSA encourages farmers to work with decision tools http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-encourages-farmers-work-decision-tools <div class="node-body article-body">“ARC and PLC will be a big part of the agricultural economy next year."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-encourages-farmers-work-decision-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-encourages-farmers-work-decision-tools#comments Government Farm Service Agency (FSA) Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:22:00 +0000 89191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farm bill decision meetings scheduled across region http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-decision-meetings-scheduled-across-region <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative Extension and other Southwest associations and agencies are hosting numerous farm bill decision-aid meetings.</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/farm-bill-decision-meetings-scheduled-across-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-decision-meetings-scheduled-across-region#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:33:00 +0000 89151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com USDA Issues Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments for certain 2013 crops in Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-issues-average-crop-revenue-election-acre-payments-certain-2013-crops-texas <div class="field-byline"> FSA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FSA has begun distributing Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments for revenue losses associated with certain crops in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-issues-average-crop-revenue-election-acre-payments-certain-2013-crops-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-issues-average-crop-revenue-election-acre-payments-certain-2013-crops-texas#comments Government Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:42:00 +0000 89101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Made in Rural America update http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/made-rural-america-update <div class="node-body article-body">"USDA has created employment opportunities in rural America through investments in manufacturing, energy and small businesses."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/made-rural-america-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/made-rural-america-update#comments Government Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 89091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com