Government http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en EPA emission rule helps guarantee cost-effective water delivery to Arizona farms http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-emission-rule-helps-guarantee-cost-effective-water-delivery-arizona-farms <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final regional haze rule under the Clean Air Act which provides for an emission-reduction plan for the Navajo Generating Station located on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Ariz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-emission-rule-helps-guarantee-cost-effective-water-delivery-arizona-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/epa-emission-rule-helps-guarantee-cost-effective-water-delivery-arizona-farms#comments Government Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:56:00 +0000 151101 at http://westernfarmpress.com The Navajo Generating Station on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northeast Arizona. Aug. 3-9 is National Farmers Market Week http://westernfarmpress.com/government/aug-3-9-national-farmers-market-week <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aug. 3-9 is National Farmers Market Week</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/aug-3-9-national-farmers-market-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/aug-3-9-national-farmers-market-week#comments Government Government Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:00 +0000 151031 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Farmers markets offer consumers an opportunity to buy vine and tree-ripened commodities, plus a host of other fresh products that may not be available in local grocery stores.</p> Farm Bill: Partnerships sought to boost Ag economy http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-partnerships-sought-boost-ag-economy <div class="node-body article-body">New panel approved by Farm Bill will help build partnerships to boost American agriculture</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-partnerships-sought-boost-ag-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-partnerships-sought-boost-ag-economy#comments Government Legislation Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 151021 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, left, speaks during a recent press conference at California State University, Fresno on the importance of the 2014 Farm Bill. He was joined by Fresno State President Joseph Castro.</p> CDFA grant will provide money to help save water http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-grant-will-provide-money-help-save-water <div class="field-deck"> Deadline to apply online is July 29 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">State grant offers money to help farmers implement water saving measures</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-grant-will-provide-money-help-save-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/cdfa-grant-will-provide-money-help-save-water#comments Government Drought Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:27:00 +0000 150871 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Farmers have access to millions in competitive grant funding to pay for water thrifty technology.</p> Farm Bill funds available for 2012 frost, freeze damage http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-funds-available-2012-frost-freeze-damage <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bill has retroactive money for frost, freeze damage from 2012 season</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-funds-available-2012-frost-freeze-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-funds-available-2012-frost-freeze-damage#comments Government Freeze Damage Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 150841 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Citrus and other fruit are eligible for disaster assistance payments related to the 2012 freeze.</p> Arizona to receive $98m in Farm Bill funding http://westernfarmpress.com/government/arizona-receive-98m-farm-bill-funding <div class="field-deck"> NRCS money aimed at watershed, infrastructure improvements </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arizona to receive $98 million in Farm Bill funding for watershed improvements</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/arizona-receive-98m-farm-bill-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/arizona-receive-98m-farm-bill-funding#comments Government Government Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:29:00 +0000 150811 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Arizona will receive nearly $100 million to address watershed issues ranging from flood control to water quality.</p> Trains, misplaced priorities, and water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/trains-misplaced-priorities-and-water <div class="node-body blog-body">How public policy decisions don't just hurt one industry, but erode public health and safety in the process.</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/trains-misplaced-priorities-and-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/trains-misplaced-priorities-and-water#comments Government Crops Farm Press Blog Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:22:00 +0000 150751 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drought shrivels Fresno County, Calif. Ag values http://westernfarmpress.com/government/drought-shrivels-fresno-county-calif-ag-values <div class="node-body article-body">Drought claims Fresno County's status as leading agricultural county in the USA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/drought-shrivels-fresno-county-calif-ag-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/drought-shrivels-fresno-county-calif-ag-values#comments Government Government Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:02:00 +0000 150731 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Almonds beat out grapes for the top-spot among commodities produced in Fresno County, Calif.</p> New Penton-Farm Press online course “ABCs of MRLs" http://westernfarmpress.com/government/new-penton-farm-press-online-course-abcs-mrls <div class="node-body article-body">The new continuing education course – The ABCs of MRLs – sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and development by Penton Ag outlines the maximum residue (pesticide) level issue and how to find information on compliance with regulations established by 150 of America’s trading partners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/new-penton-farm-press-online-course-abcs-mrls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/new-penton-farm-press-online-course-abcs-mrls#comments Government Pesticides Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:42:00 +0000 150661 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tulare County boasts $7.8 billion ag value in 2013 http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulare-county-boasts-78-billion-ag-value-2013 <div class="field-deck"> Milk, citrus, grapes help push record value </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crop value in Tulare County, Calif. pushes close to $8 billion in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulare-county-boasts-78-billion-ag-value-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulare-county-boasts-78-billion-ag-value-2013#comments Government Gold Crops Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:21:00 +0000 150561 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The milk value produced by Tulare County, Calif. producers&nbsp;soared past $2 billion in 2013 with production at more than 112 million hundredweight.</p>