Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Latest immigration policy could lead to scams http://westernfarmpress.com/government/latest-immigration-policy-could-lead-scams <div class="field-deck"> Farmworkers warned to deal only with Mexican Consul regarding legal paperwork </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MIgrant farmworkers are targets of fraud after recent Presidential order</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/latest-immigration-policy-could-lead-scams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/latest-immigration-policy-could-lead-scams#comments Government Regulations Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:12:00 +0000 155471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Mexican Consul Vicente Sanchez Ventura, foreground, recently joined with Nisei Farmers League President Manuel Cunha, left, to inform migrant farmworkers and employers of scams seeking to extort money from Mexican nationals in their attempt to gain legal work and residency status in the United States.</p> Half of US dairy operations enroll in farm bill program http://westernfarmpress.com/government/half-us-dairy-operations-enroll-farm-bill-program <div class="node-body article-body">Half of U.S. dairy operations elect Farm Bill Market Protection Program coverage</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/half-us-dairy-operations-enroll-farm-bill-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/half-us-dairy-operations-enroll-farm-bill-program#comments Government Legislation Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:16:00 +0000 155321 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>About 23,000 dairy farms are now covered under a Farm Bill program that will assist producers if feed prices and milk prices reach a predetermined level. Those levels vary based on predetermined levels under the insurance program.</p> 'Fish don't have calendars' - guest commentary http://westernfarmpress.com/government/fish-dont-have-calendars-guest-commentary <div class="field-byline"> Mike Wade, California Farm Water Coalition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Federal fisheries service wastes water by refusing to use real-time practices to protect fish</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/fish-dont-have-calendars-guest-commentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/fish-dont-have-calendars-guest-commentary#comments Government Crops Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:32:00 +0000 155211 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Central California grower George Delgado points to weeds where he once grew melons and other row crops. Delgado was forced to fallow thousands of acres of land because federal agencies denied him access to surface water for irrigation.</p> Fundamental policy changes needed to reverse 'greying' http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/fundamental-policy-changes-needed-reverse-greying <div class="node-body blog-body">Fundamental changes are necessary in U.S. agricultural policy if domestic food production is to remain sustainable</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/fundamental-policy-changes-needed-reverse-greying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/fundamental-policy-changes-needed-reverse-greying#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:07:00 +0000 155131 at http://westernfarmpress.com NASS launches organic agriculture survey in January http://westernfarmpress.com/government/nass-launches-organic-agriculture-survey-january <div class="node-body article-body">Total organic product sales by farms and ranches in the U.S. continued to show substantial growth over the last few years, increasing 83 percent since 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/nass-launches-organic-agriculture-survey-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/nass-launches-organic-agriculture-survey-january#comments Government Organic Farming Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:51:00 +0000 154951 at http://westernfarmpress.com China okays Syngenta's newest corn trait http://westernfarmpress.com/government/china-okays-syngentas-newest-corn-trait <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Syngenta received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait from China&rsquo;s regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains (DDGs), for food and feed use.</p> <p>The Agrisure Viptera trait is a key component of Syngenta&rsquo;s insect control solutions, offering growers protection against a broad spectrum of above-ground corn pests and enabling significant crop yield gains.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/china-okays-syngentas-newest-corn-trait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/china-okays-syngentas-newest-corn-trait#comments Government Chemicals Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:35:00 +0000 154931 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water the cornerstone to building a better California http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-cornerstone-building-better-california <div class="node-body blog-body">Water availability needs to be higher on list when it comes to urban planning desires</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/water-cornerstone-building-better-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-cornerstone-building-better-california#comments Government Regulations Farm Press Blog Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:17:00 +0000 154881 at http://westernfarmpress.com Oriental fruit fly found in Los Angeles County http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oriental-fruit-fly-found-los-angeles-county <div class="node-body article-body">Oriental fruit fly found in Los Angeles; officials declare quarantine</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oriental-fruit-fly-found-los-angeles-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/oriental-fruit-fly-found-los-angeles-county#comments Government Crops Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:37:00 +0000 154831 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California officials found the Oriental fruit fly near Inglewood in Los Angeles County. The fruit fly is known to target over 230 different fruit, plant and vegetable commodities and is dangerous to agriculture.</p> Deadline extended to enroll in Farm Bill dairy program http://westernfarmpress.com/government/deadline-extended-enroll-farm-bill-dairy-program <div class="node-body article-body">USDA gives dairy producers two more weeks to sign up for Margin Protection Program</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/deadline-extended-enroll-farm-bill-dairy-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/deadline-extended-enroll-farm-bill-dairy-program#comments Government Legislation Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:13:00 +0000 154541 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Dairy producers now have until Dec. 19 to enroll in Margin Protection Program provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill.</p> California urban water conservation wanes as year ends http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-urban-water-conservation-wanes-year-ends <div class="node-body article-body">California officials disappointed in waning water conservation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-urban-water-conservation-wanes-year-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/california-urban-water-conservation-wanes-year-ends#comments Government Drought Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:04:00 +0000 154471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Earlier this year sprinklers were shut off on some lawns at the California State Capitol, leaving lawns to die in a visible effort to show concern for the drought.</p>