Government http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en USDA starts plan to reduce ag-related greenhouse gases http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-starts-plan-reduce-ag-related-greenhouse-gases <div class="node-body article-body">USDA looks to reduce ag-related greenhouse emissions by 120 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent; like taking 25 million cars off the road, or the emissions produced by powering 11 million homes last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-starts-plan-reduce-ag-related-greenhouse-gases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-starts-plan-reduce-ag-related-greenhouse-gases#comments Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Soybeans Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:47:00 +0000 113671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia’s Steve Brown (retired) talks Extension’s challenges and future http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-s-steve-brown-retired-talks-extension-s-challenges-and-future <div class="node-body article-body">In a conversation with Southeast Farm Press on March 19, Steve Brown talks about Extension’s role in modern agriculture and its challenge to stay relevant in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-s-steve-brown-retired-talks-extension-s-challenges-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-s-steve-brown-retired-talks-extension-s-challenges-and-future#comments Cotton Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Groups & Organizations Cotton Peanut People Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:34:00 +0000 113251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>&quot;EXTENSION IS no different from any organization whose main resource is human beings -- some are up to the challenges and some are not,&quot; says Steve Brown, who retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension as interim director.</p> Farmer deadline now April 7 for yield, base acres, program signup http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farmer-deadline-now-april-7-yield-base-acres-program-signup <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners and producers have one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farmer-deadline-now-april-7-yield-base-acres-program-signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farmer-deadline-now-april-7-yield-base-acres-program-signup#comments Government Management Regulations Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:36:00 +0000 113201 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cancer claim against glyphosate stirs unnecessary fear of food supply http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cancer-claim-against-glyphosate-stirs-unnecessary-fear-food-supply <div class="node-body blog-body">An international group with ties to the World Health Organization recently said glyphosate might be a cancer-causing carcinogen. The incident is another needless stumbling block placed in the consumers’ path to honestly understand the modern food supply and unnecessarily erodes their confidence in it.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/cancer-claim-against-glyphosate-stirs-unnecessary-fear-food-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cancer-claim-against-glyphosate-stirs-unnecessary-fear-food-supply#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Farm Press Blog Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:55:00 +0000 113121 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA wants to change ‘actively engaged’ in farm operation rule http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-wants-change-actively-engaged-farm-operation-rule <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA proposes rule to limit farm payments to individuals who may be designated as farm managers but are not actively engaged in farm management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-wants-change-actively-engaged-farm-operation-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-wants-change-actively-engaged-farm-operation-rule#comments Cotton Government Management Peanuts Soybeans Regulations Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:39:00 +0000 113101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>UNDER THE proposed rule, non-family joint ventures and general partnerships must document that their managers are making significant contributions to the farming operation, defined as 500 hours of substantial management work per year or 25 percent of the critical management time necessary for the success of the farming operation.</p> Securing land still young farmers' top concern http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/securing-land-still-young-farmers-top-concern <div class="field-byline"> ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Finding and securing adequate land to grow crops and raise animals was once again the top challenge identified in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/securing-land-still-young-farmers-top-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/securing-land-still-young-farmers-top-concern#comments Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Inputs Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:52:00 +0000 113051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Don’t even think about taking my water http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-even-think-about-taking-my-water <div class="node-body blog-body">In a recent survey conducted by the University of Florida Center for Public Issues Education, or PIE Center, participating Floridians revealed that they value water almost as much as they do money and their health. Just don’t ask them to cut their showers short.</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/don-t-even-think-about-taking-my-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-even-think-about-taking-my-water#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:38:00 +0000 112561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com 97 percent of all U.S. farms are family-owned http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/97-percent-all-us-farms-are-family-owned <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A family farm is any farm where the majority of the business is owned by the operator and individuals related to the operator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/97-percent-all-us-farms-are-family-owned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/97-percent-all-us-farms-are-family-owned#comments Cotton Government Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Government USDA Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 112941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com ‘Don’t let up’ on making farm bill decision-making http://southeastfarmpress.com/don-t-let-making-farm-bill-decision-making <div class="node-body link-body">Some farmers and landowners may have breathed too much of a sigh of relief when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a decision to extend the 2014 farm bill’s Feb. 27 deadline for base reallocation and yield updates to March 31.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/farm-bill-basics.JPG?1425563129" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/don-t-let-making-farm-bill-decision-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:42:00 +0000 112751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com North Carolina ag, military seek to forge partnerships http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/north-carolina-ag-military-seek-forge-partnerships <div class="node-body article-body">Both the military and agriculture have a huge impact on the economy of North Carolina and leaders from both sectors are seeking ways the two can work together.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/north-carolina-ag-military-seek-forge-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/north-carolina-ag-military-seek-forge-partnerships#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Management Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:03:00 +0000 112361 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Col. Yori Escalante, left, and Col. Andrew Bernard, center, say the need for air space and the ability to fly in rural North Carolina is critical for the state&rsquo;s military bases. Joining the two is North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler who stressed the importance of agriculture and military partnerships during the annual Ag Development Forum held during the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh in February.</p>