Government http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Fruit, vegetable industry not impressed with immigration executive order http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruit-vegetable-industry-not-impressed-immigration-executive-order <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation doesn’t address the issue of an agricultural workforce. Growers still need a solution to help them gain access to a stable and secure workforce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruit-vegetable-industry-not-impressed-immigration-executive-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruit-vegetable-industry-not-impressed-immigration-executive-order#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables National Vegetables Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:07:00 +0000 110591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com For a job with a future, look to agriculture http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/job-future-look-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">“The report describes with specific statistics what we’ve long heard from our industry partners, that they can’t find enough qualified professionals to fill vital jobs."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/job-future-look-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/job-future-look-agriculture#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Blog Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:49:00 +0000 110301 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Alabama farm bill education meetings set for December http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-farm-bill-education-meetings-set-december <div class="node-body article-body">To help Alabama farmers understand the ins and outs of 2014 Farm Bill programs, Alabama Extension will hold a series of informational meetings in December.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-farm-bill-education-meetings-set-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-farm-bill-education-meetings-set-december#comments Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Legislation Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:27:00 +0000 110551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Virginia Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/virginia-farm-bureau-identifies-critical-issues-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly. The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has organized regional meetings for farmers and their state senators and delegates in November and December. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/virginia-farm-bureau-identifies-critical-issues-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/virginia-farm-bureau-identifies-critical-issues-2015#comments Government Miscellaneous Farm Bureau Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:46:00 +0000 110541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Ag data: its value, who owns it and where’s it going? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-its-value-who-owns-it-and-where-s-it-going <div class="node-body article-body">Terry Griffin asked the audience if anyone knew what was at the bottom of any privacy/disclosure statement, the ones you must sign to download software or to use most any digital service. No one raised a hand. “Neither do I. I never read that far either,” he said.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-its-value-who-owns-it-and-where-s-it-going" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-its-value-who-owns-it-and-where-s-it-going#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Precision Farming Buying/Purchasing Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:14:00 +0000 110351 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A FARMER&#39;S DATA can be used to make better-informed management decisions. His data combined with other farm data can be crunched, tweezed or bludgeoned into showing trends, predict market futures or the adoption of new crop technology just to name a few potential uses for the data &ndash; all valuable uses.</p> James Butler: North Carolina’s first Extension agent, hired 107 years ago this month http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/james-butler-north-carolina-s-first-extension-agent-hired-107-years-ago-month <div class="field-byline"> N.C. State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina’s first county Extension agent was James A. Butler, who, according to the best information available, was hired Nov. 18, 1907 to work with farmers in Iredell County.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/james-butler-north-carolina-s-first-extension-agent-hired-107-years-ago-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/james-butler-north-carolina-s-first-extension-agent-hired-107-years-ago-month#comments Government Miscellaneous Groups & Organizations Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:39:00 +0000 110341 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A highway marker notes the first demonstration supervised by North Carolina&#39;s first county Extension agent, James Butler.</p> Record yields predicted for some Southeast farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/record-yields-predicted-some-southeast-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">If the recent USDA crop production forecast holds true, farmers in some Southeast states are eyeing what could be record-setting yields for soybeans and corn in 2014.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/record-yields-predicted-some-southeast-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/record-yields-predicted-some-southeast-farmers#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Government USDA Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:17:00 +0000 110261 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Lapsed tax incentives you need to know as lame duck Congress convenes http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/lapsed-tax-incentives-you-need-know-lame-duck-congress-convenes <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bureau puts a priority on tax code provisions that give farm and ranch businesses the ability to deduct expenses immediately instead of having to depreciate them over time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/lapsed-tax-incentives-you-need-know-lame-duck-congress-convenes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/lapsed-tax-incentives-you-need-know-lame-duck-congress-convenes#comments Government Management Accounting System Management Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:16:00 +0000 110231 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Not surprised Southeast ranked “Best Places to Farm” http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm <div class="node-body blog-body">If you can eat it, drink it, wear it or smoke it, we can produce it in the South.</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://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Management Farm Press Blog Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:09:00 +0000 110221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Why FSA should consider changing farm bill sign-up deadlines http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-fsa-should-consider-changing-farm-bill-sign-deadlines <div class="field-byline"> Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because the crop program decision for the farm bill covers the current 2014 crop year and involves a choice among three program options, delaying the election until late in the election period reduces the risk of electing a program with lower expected payments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-fsa-should-consider-changing-farm-bill-sign-deadlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-fsa-should-consider-changing-farm-bill-sign-deadlines#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Legislation USDA Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:59:00 +0000 110211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com