Farm Bill http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5551/more en Photos: Pink bollworm eradication in cotton by 2017? http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The western Cotton Belt, (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas) are in year one of the four year pink-bollworm eradication stage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017#comments Cotton Current Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 150481 at http://westernfarmpress.com A new farm bill, specialty crops and onerous government regulations http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/new-farm-bill-specialty-crops-and-onerous-government-regulations <div class="node-body blog-body">Will specialty crops maintain a prominent place at the negotiating table when the new farm bill write-up begins in mid-May?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/new-farm-bill-specialty-crops-and-onerous-government-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/new-farm-bill-specialty-crops-and-onerous-government-regulations#comments Government Farm Bill Fruits Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 01 May 2013 16:39:00 +0000 127522 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farm bill draft invests in fruit and vegetable industry http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-draft-invests-fruit-and-vegetable-industry <div class="field-byline"> United Fresh </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investments in fruit and vegetable producers translate into a healthy industry – from field to table – while creating job opportunities and improved nutrition for consumers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-draft-invests-fruit-and-vegetable-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-draft-invests-fruit-and-vegetable-industry#comments Government Farm Bill Thu, 03 May 2012 20:26:00 +0000 92301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Specialty crops supported in farm bill http://westernfarmpress.com/government/specialty-crops-supported-farm-bill <div class="field-byline"> SCFBA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senate committee advances recommendations for enhancing fresh fruit and vegetable production and consumption. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/specialty-crops-supported-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/specialty-crops-supported-farm-bill#comments Government Farm Bill Tue, 01 May 2012 15:37:00 +0000 92261 at http://westernfarmpress.com Direct payment death as farm bill heads to Senate http://westernfarmpress.com/government/direct-payment-death-farm-bill-heads-senate <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate Agriculture Committee completed its markup and passed the 2012 farm bill. It now heads to the full Senate. According to a committee, the bill — which ends direct payments to farmers — will cut agriculture spending some $25 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/direct-payment-death-farm-bill-heads-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/direct-payment-death-farm-bill-heads-senate#comments Government Farm Bill Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:04:00 +0000 92221 at http://westernfarmpress.com Initial step taken in farm bill process http://westernfarmpress.com/government/initial-step-taken-farm-bill-process <div class="field-byline"> NCC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"Critics of farm programs should take note that agriculture has stepped up and made a more than proportionate contribution to deficit reduction and the example should be followed by others," says Chairman Chuck Coley.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/initial-step-taken-farm-bill-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/initial-step-taken-farm-bill-process#comments Government Farm Bill Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:51:00 +0000 92411 at http://westernfarmpress.com New center measures farm bill impact http://westernfarmpress.com/government/new-center-measures-farm-bill-impact <div class="field-byline"> Peg Herring, Oregon State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Partnership for Agricultural and Resource Policy Research, established through a grant from the USDA, will assess the impacts of the Farm Bill on agricultural economies, rural communities, the environment, and consumer access to healthy, affordable food and nutrition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/new-center-measures-farm-bill-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/new-center-measures-farm-bill-impact#comments Government Farm Bill Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:13:00 +0000 92151 at http://westernfarmpress.com Dairy industry urges for safety net http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-industry-urges-safety-net <div class="field-byline"> International Dairy Foods Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dairy industry leaders called for the Senate Agriculture Committee to remove a new dairy program that is designed to control milk prices from the draft 2012 Farm Bill and instead focus on providing proven safety-net programs, such as revenue insurance, typically used for other commodities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-industry-urges-safety-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-industry-urges-safety-net#comments Government Dairy Farm Bill Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:48:00 +0000 91921 at http://westernfarmpress.com Dairy programs focus of farm bill hearing http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-programs-focus-farm-bill-hearing <div class="field-byline"> House Agriculture Committee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Witnesses at a third farm bill hearing discussed problems with current dairy programs and provided feedback on proposals being considered to address those inadequacies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-programs-focus-farm-bill-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/dairy-programs-focus-farm-bill-hearing#comments Government Farm Bill Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:10:00 +0000 92201 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farm bill proposal supports specialty crops http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-proposal-supports-specialty-crops <div class="field-byline"> SCFBA </div> <div class="field-deck"> Farm bill proposal includes support for key specialty crop industry priorities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate Agriculture Committee's proposed farm bill supports many of the critical priorities for specialty crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-proposal-supports-specialty-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-proposal-supports-specialty-crops#comments Government Farm Bill Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:13:00 +0000 91681 at http://westernfarmpress.com