Government http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en 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 Multi-state ag commissioners visit Texas-Mexico border http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/multi-state-ag-commissioners-visit-texas-mexico-border <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture commissioners from eight states got a close look at the unique problems facing ag producers on the Texas-Mexico border during a special tour hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture recently. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/multi-state-ag-commissioners-visit-texas-mexico-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/multi-state-ag-commissioners-visit-texas-mexico-border#comments Government State Departments of Agriculture Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 86541 at http://southwestfarmpress.com TAMU taps Miller as interim director for Extension state operations director http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-taps-miller-interim-director-extension-state-operations-director <div class="field-byline"> Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long-time Texas Extension Service agronomist Dr. Travis Miller has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director for state operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-taps-miller-interim-director-extension-state-operations-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-taps-miller-interim-director-extension-state-operations-director#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:56:00 +0000 86501 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Travis Miller. (Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Communications photo by Kathleen Phillips)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Improving soil health is focus of national conference http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/improving-soil-health-focus-national-conference <div class="node-body video-body">National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health focuses on nation's soil health.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/improving-soil-health-focus-national-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/improving-soil-health-focus-national-conference#comments Government Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:28:00 +0000 86411 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Improving soil healt is focus on&nbsp; NRCS conference.</p> USDA programs will conserve sensitive land and help beginning farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-programs-will-conserve-sensitive-land-and-help-beginning-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that farmers, ranchers and landowners committed to protecting and conserving environmentally sensitive land may now sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The Secretary also announced that retiring farmers enrolled in CRP could receive incentives to transfer a portion of their land to beginning, disadvantaged or veteran farmers through the Transition Incentives Program (TIP).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-programs-will-conserve-sensitive-land-and-help-beginning-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/usda-programs-will-conserve-sensitive-land-and-help-beginning-farmers#comments Government Management Farm Bill 2012 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:14:00 +0000 86321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com