Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Bayer takes off gloves in fight over Belt insecticide http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer seeks to stop EPA’s proposed cancellation of flubendiamide, which exaggerates risk and would deny farmers a valuable tool in battling damaging insects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide#comments Government Management Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:40:00 +0000 96951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New amendments to Cuban sanctions announced by Feds http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-amendments-cuban-sanctions-announced-feds <div class="node-body article-body">The White House announced in December, 2014, that the administration would pursue a path toward normalizing relations with Cuba.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-amendments-cuban-sanctions-announced-feds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-amendments-cuban-sanctions-announced-feds#comments Government Marketing and Promotion Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:37:00 +0000 96811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Easing of travel restrictions will make it easier for U.S. citizens, including agricultural groups, to visit Cuba, where tobacco is a major crop.</p> Getty Images/Joe Raedle House joins Senate move to nullify WOTUS rule http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/house-joins-senate-move-nullify-wotus-rule <div class="node-body article-body">"[The] passage of this resolution is a critical step toward stopping what some believe to be the largest federal land grab in history."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/house-joins-senate-move-nullify-wotus-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/house-joins-senate-move-nullify-wotus-rule#comments Government Regulations Regulatory Branch Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:33:00 +0000 96521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Playa lakes are one concern for farmers if the Waters of the United States rule remains in force. The U.S. House of Representative, in a joint resolution with the Senate has voted to nullify the rule.</p> Calcot's Jarral Neeper to lead Ag Market Network discussion on Jan. 13 http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/calcots-jarral-neeper-lead-ag-market-network-discussion-jan-13 <div class="node-body article-body">Next Ag Market Network monthly teleconference to feature comments by Jarral Neeper, president of Calcot, the California-based marketing cooperative.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/calcots-jarral-neeper-lead-ag-market-network-discussion-jan-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/calcots-jarral-neeper-lead-ag-market-network-discussion-jan-13#comments Cotton Government Markets Miscellaneous Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:46:00 +0000 96421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Hussey named chair-elect of U.S. Board on Agriculture Assembly http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/hussey-named-chair-elect-us-board-agriculture-assembly <div class="field-byline"> Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Agriculture has an impact on everyone in the world, and the U.S. industry continues to lead through education, engagement and discovery.” Dr. Mark Hussey, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean of agriculture</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/hussey-named-chair-elect-us-board-agriculture-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/hussey-named-chair-elect-us-board-agriculture-assembly#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:40:00 +0000 96191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Mark Hussey, Texas A&amp;M University System vice chancellor and dean of agriculture</p> Texas A&M opts for Middle East research center http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-opts-middle-east-research-center <div class="node-body article-body">Texas A&M leads the way in international research partnerships. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-opts-middle-east-research-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-am-opts-middle-east-research-center#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:31:00 +0000 96111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Broken political system demands coalition building http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/broken-political-system-demands-coalition-building <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. political system has been souring for decades, “ever since Watergate,” Stenholm says. “But it works when we participate in it.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/broken-political-system-demands-coalition-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/broken-political-system-demands-coalition-building#comments Government Cotton Fuel Grains Peanuts Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:17:00 +0000 95851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Charlie Stenholm, left, former Texas Congressman and now an educator with OWF Law in Washington, chats with Lavon, Texas, farmer Ben Scholz at the Texas Plant Protection Association Conference in Bryan, Texas.</p> Agriculture: Crucial to security, at risk from ‘a variety of threats’ http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/agriculture-crucial-security-risk-variety-threats <div class="node-body article-body">With the declining number of Americans involved in production agriculture, Conaway said, many members of Congress are not aware of the link between agriculture and national security</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/agriculture-crucial-security-risk-variety-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/agriculture-crucial-security-risk-variety-threats#comments Government Cotton Grains Peanuts U.S. House Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:54:00 +0000 95711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Assuring a safe, abundant U.S. food supply is important for economic and national security.</p> Texas Ag Commissioner agrees to delay fee hikes http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-commissioner-agrees-delay-fee-hikes <div class="node-body article-body">Miller announced fee hikes earlier this year to help generate funds to offset a major shortfall in the agriculture department's two-year operating budget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-commissioner-agrees-delay-fee-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-commissioner-agrees-delay-fee-hikes#comments Government Grains Livestock State Departments of Agriculture Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:59:00 +0000 95611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com House passes transportation bill without SAFE Trucking Act http://southwestfarmpress.com/house-passes-transportation-bill-without-safe-trucking-act <div class="node-body link-body">Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act passes the House and is headed for a House-Senate conference committee facing a Nov. 20 deadline.</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/trucks-unloading.jpg?1447089410" /> </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/house-passes-transportation-bill-without-safe-trucking-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Government Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:14:00 +0000 95301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com