Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en FSA county committee nomination period continues through Aug. 1 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-county-committee-nomination-period-continues-through-aug-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/fsa-county-committee-nomination-period-continues-through-aug-1#comments Government Farm Service Agency (FSA) Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:48:00 +0000 99641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas AgriLife's Mazurkiewicz receives Medal of Merit from Republic of Poland http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilifes-mazurkiewicz-receives-medal-merit-republic-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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilifes-mazurkiewicz-receives-medal-merit-republic-poland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilifes-mazurkiewicz-receives-medal-merit-republic-poland#comments Government Awards Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 99531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <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 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-announces-okla-seminars-zika-target <div class="node-body article-body">Two USDA workshops target Zika virus, crop and livestock management</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-announces-okla-seminars-zika-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-announces-okla-seminars-zika-target#comments Government USDA Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:05:00 +0000 99241 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Extension will give producers more time to get information on restructuring http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/extension-will-give-producers-more-time-get-information-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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/extension-will-give-producers-more-time-get-information-restructuring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/extension-will-give-producers-more-time-get-information-restructuring#comments Government Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:57:00 +0000 99211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ag’s upcoming challenges: climate change, carbon http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-s-upcoming-challenges-climate-change-carbon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/ag-s-upcoming-challenges-climate-change-carbon#comments Cotton Government Tue, 31 May 2016 16:24:00 +0000 99181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop Insurance Basics: Moral Hazard http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/crop-insurance-basics-moral-hazard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/crop-insurance-basics-moral-hazard#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Fri, 27 May 2016 16:27:00 +0000 99151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <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 http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline#comments Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Fri, 27 May 2016 12:59:00 +0000 99121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <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 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-hay-canola-wheat-and-new-entomologist-are-featured-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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-hay-canola-wheat-and-new-entomologist-are-featured-extension-media-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/cotton-hay-canola-wheat-and-new-entomologist-are-featured-extension-media-reports#comments Cotton Government Grains Vegetables Wheat Canola Cotton Hay Vegetables Wheat Mon, 16 May 2016 16:14:00 +0000 98911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <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 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/west-fertilizer-explosion-was-no-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/west-fertilizer-explosion-was-no-accident#comments Government Chemicals Thu, 12 May 2016 18:08:00 +0000 98881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas A&M AgriLife personnel recognized with honors, promotion http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-agrilife-personnel-recognized-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="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-agrilife-personnel-recognized-honors-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-agrilife-personnel-recognized-honors-promotion#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Tue, 10 May 2016 19:03:00 +0000 98811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Susan Ballabina was named executive associate director for the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service.</p>