Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en TAMU hires Extension agronomist in S. Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-hires-extension-agronomist-s-texas <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Josh McGinty assumed his new position effective Sept. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-hires-extension-agronomist-s-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-hires-extension-agronomist-s-texas#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:10:00 +0000 88271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Joshua McGinty</p> Texas AgriLife National weapons lab helps create new technology for agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/national-weapons-lab-helps-create-new-technology-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">What business would the nation's premier weapons development laboratory have with agriculture?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/national-weapons-lab-helps-create-new-technology-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/national-weapons-lab-helps-create-new-technology-agriculture#comments Government Organizations Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:23:00 +0000 88191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Be glad you do not farm in Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/be-glad-you-do-not-farm-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Drug cartels make farming in Mexico a difficult proposition. Some "buy and sell" crops and pocket the difference while some use local police as collection points.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/be-glad-you-do-not-farm-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/be-glad-you-do-not-farm-mexico#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:12:00 +0000 88021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Mapping the truth http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/mapping-truth <div class="field-byline"> Tom Reynolds Associate Administrator for External Affairs Environmental Protection Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The idea that EPA can use the Clean Water Act to execute a land grab or intrude on private property rights is simply false.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/mapping-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/mapping-truth#comments Government Regulatory Branch Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:44:00 +0000 87981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmers insist RMA has ample time to implement APH adjustment for 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-insist-rma-has-ample-time-implement-aph-adjustment-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">With crop insurance now the basis of loss protection, the lower yield history presents a financial hardship to many produces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-insist-rma-has-ample-time-implement-aph-adjustment-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-insist-rma-has-ample-time-implement-aph-adjustment-2015#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 87761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>As farmers plan for 2015 planting season many are concerned that low yield history will limit insurance coverage and ability to secure financing.</p> 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