Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en New farm programs requires more thought http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-programs-requires-more-thought <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton farmers have a direct payment transition program, the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), available for the 2014 crop, since they are not covered by STAX until 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-programs-requires-more-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-programs-requires-more-thought#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:46:00 +0000 87671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>STAX will be available for cotton producers in 2015.</p> SCO options coming soon according to USDA http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/sco-options-coming-soon-according-usda <div class="node-body article-body">Progress is being made in developing the final rules for crop insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/sco-options-coming-soon-according-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/sco-options-coming-soon-according-usda#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 87471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Decision aid tool will be introduced at farmer meetings http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/decision-aid-tool-will-be-introduced-farmer-meetings <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Online decision aid developed by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center of the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University, College Station is available to producers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/decision-aid-tool-will-be-introduced-farmer-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/decision-aid-tool-will-be-introduced-farmer-meetings#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 87441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas AgriLife Extension economist recommends sign up for SCO http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilife-extension-economist-recommends-sign-sco <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The best thing for producers to do now is sign up for the Supplemental Coverage Option when they purchase the individual coverage they normally buy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilife-extension-economist-recommends-sign-sco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilife-extension-economist-recommends-sign-sco#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:53:00 +0000 87421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>This map outlines the Crop Year 2015 Supplemental Coverage Option counties for wheat for Texas. (Courtesy map)</p> Watershed Rehabilitation funds will protect property and lives http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/watershed-rehabilitation-funds-will-protect-property-and-lives <div class="node-body article-body">Watershed Rehabilitation funds will provide rehabilitation assistance for 150 dams in 26 states. Several of those dams are in Oklahoma.</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/watershed-rehabilitation-funds-will-protect-property-and-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/watershed-rehabilitation-funds-will-protect-property-and-lives#comments Government Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:26:00 +0000 87071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Initial farm bill decision aid now online for farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/initial-farm-bill-decision-aid-now-online-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">While the USDA-Farm Service Agency’s interpretation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the farm bill, is still likely months from being finalized, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University has released the preliminary version of its farm bill decision aid tool for farmers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/initial-farm-bill-decision-aid-now-online-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/initial-farm-bill-decision-aid-now-online-farmers#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 86791 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New and beginning farmer and rancher measures announced http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-and-beginning-farmer-and-rancher-measures-announced <div class="node-body article-body">USDA has announced implementation of new farm bill measures to help new and beginning farmers and ranchers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-and-beginning-farmer-and-rancher-measures-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-and-beginning-farmer-and-rancher-measures-announced#comments Government USDA Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:46:00 +0000 86671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas FSA lists 60 counties for emergency grazing http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-fsa-lists-60-counties-emergency-grazing <div class="node-body article-body">To take advantage of the emergency grazing provisions, authorized producers can use the CRP acreage for their own livestock or may grant another livestock producer use of the CRP acreage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-fsa-lists-60-counties-emergency-grazing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-fsa-lists-60-counties-emergency-grazing#comments Government Farm Service Agency (FSA) Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:37:00 +0000 86661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farm bill education sessions planned for July and August in Texas Panhandle http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-education-sessions-planned-july-and-august-texas-panhandle <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Panhandle farmers and ranchers will have ample opportunity during July and August to prepare for decisions they’ll have to make this fall to participate in the new farm bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-education-sessions-planned-july-and-august-texas-panhandle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-education-sessions-planned-july-and-august-texas-panhandle#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:31:00 +0000 86611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Citrus Greening funds filter down from USDA http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/citrus-greening-funds-filter-down-usda <div class="node-body article-body">Biocontrol efforts to combat citrus greening in Texas, California and Florida are getting a boost from USDA. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/citrus-greening-funds-filter-down-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/citrus-greening-funds-filter-down-usda#comments Government Citrus Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:08:00 +0000 86581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com