Government http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Farm Bureau members act on EPA overreach, immigration http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bureau-members-act-epa-overreach-immigration <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overreach by the EPA and immigration are sure to top the agenda as Farm Bureau members prepare for serious discussions with members of Congress now in their home districts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bureau-members-act-epa-overreach-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bureau-members-act-epa-overreach-immigration#comments Government American Farm Bureau Federation Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000 108141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman</p> USDA unveils Supplemental Coverage Option details, coverage areas http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-unveils-supplemental-coverage-option-details-coverage-areas <div class="node-body article-body">Supplemental Coverage Option will be available for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, spring barley, spring wheat and winter wheat in selected counties for the 2015 crop year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-unveils-supplemental-coverage-option-details-coverage-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-unveils-supplemental-coverage-option-details-coverage-areas#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Soybeans Crop Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +0000 108021 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia farmer recognized as ‘Champion of Change' by White House, USDA http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-farmer-recognized-champion-change-white-house-usda <div class="node-body article-body">Jake Carter, a McDonough, Georgia farmer and chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, was recognized as one of the “Champions of Change” for Agriculture by the White House and USDA on Tuesday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-farmer-recognized-champion-change-white-house-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/georgia-farmer-recognized-champion-change-white-house-usda#comments Government USDA Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:06:00 +0000 108001 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Jake Carter, a McDonough, Georgia farmer, and chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation&#39;s Young Farmer and Rancher Committee, with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. Carter was recongized as a &quot;Champion of Change&quot; by the White House and USDA on Tuesday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Farm Bill conservation compliance concerns vegetable industry http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For those crops that are annually tilled, there may be an obligation to have a certified conservation plan in place along with other restrictions, depending on whether the land is defined by USDA as highly erodible or wetlands.</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/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables National Reduced Tillage Farming Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 107951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Virginia Farm Bureau to hold 2014 Farm Bill update meetings for producers http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/virginia-farm-bureau-hold-2014-farm-bill-update-meetings-producers <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will host a series of regional 2014 Farm Bill information sessions in August to share news with producers about programs introduced or modified under the 2014 farm bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/virginia-farm-bureau-hold-2014-farm-bill-update-meetings-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/virginia-farm-bureau-hold-2014-farm-bill-update-meetings-producers#comments Government Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 107921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The meetings will share news about programs introduced or modified under the 2014 Farm Bill.</p> Survey shows continued honey bee colony loss in Virginia http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/survey-shows-continued-honey-bee-colony-loss-virginia <div class="node-body article-body">Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014), 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died, according to the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/survey-shows-continued-honey-bee-colony-loss-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/survey-shows-continued-honey-bee-colony-loss-virginia#comments Government Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:26:00 +0000 107901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Virginia&rsquo;s most recent winter colony losses also followed below-average temperatures in January, February, March and April 2014.</p> USDA Agricultural Research Service Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course <div class="node-body article-body">The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Pesticides Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 107601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Photos) The 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmers of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year <div class="node-body gallery-body">Combined, the state winners of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program have 350 years of farming experience, with scores of farming generations before them to boot. From one of the largest growers in the state to a Vietnam veteran, from a meticulous weed warrior to even a ‘city’ boy, their backgrounds and farming operations vary across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year#comments Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Ag Expo Tobacco Vegetables Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 107571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Southeast could help ease burden of over-centralized production http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production <div class="node-body blog-body">This is certainly not to suggest a wholesale relocation of the Corn Belt to the Southeast, but there’s potential here for some expansion of irrigation, while other regions of the country have clearly reached their limits. </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/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production#comments Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:01:00 +0000 107081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Immigration reform falls flat in the House and misses the floor http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor <div class="node-body article-body">Immigration reform again lost traction in Washington last week when the U.S. House Republican leadership decided not to bring an immigration reform bill to the House floor, putting the brakes on any near-term solutions.</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/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Non-farm bill agriculture Vegetables Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 107521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com