Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en Thanksgiving memories—how they linger http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thanksgiving-memories-how-they-linger <div class="node-body blog-body">Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for what we have—a turkey, a chicken, a day in the woods with your dad, a slice of your mom’s sweet potato pie—even the thoughtfulness of an aunt who finds a unique way to recycle some turkey feathers.</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thanksgiving-memories-how-they-linger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thanksgiving-memories-how-they-linger#comments Management Farm Press Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:12:00 +0000 89621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Harvest is time to evaluate efforts http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/harvest-time-evaluate-efforts <div class="node-body blog-body">In recent weeks I’ve watched farmers harvest corn, cotton and other crops and have been privileged to ride along as they moved combines and strippers through their fields.</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/harvest-time-evaluate-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/harvest-time-evaluate-efforts#comments Grains Farm Press Blog Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 89491 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Fall is busy time for farmers.</p> Driving may be on the wane for millennials http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/driving-may-be-wane-millennials <div class="node-body blog-body">“See the USA in Your Chevrolet,” was a call to my generation to take to the newly constructed Interstate Highway system and see the wonders of this sprawling country.</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/driving-may-be-wane-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/driving-may-be-wane-millennials#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:26:00 +0000 88961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>When this truck was new Baby Boomers were taking to the highway searching for adventure. (Photo Chuck Kowaleski)</p> Hail hath plenty of fury http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/hail-hath-plenty-fury <div class="node-body blog-body">But none of those hair-raising escapades come close to the thrill of riding out the torrential hail storm I ran into in Jacksboro, Texas.</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/hail-hath-plenty-fury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/hail-hath-plenty-fury#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:25:00 +0000 88821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Hail stones pile up along Highway 380 just east of Jacksboro, Texas. A trace of a rainbow shows in the background.</p> Drought is over? I’m not saying http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve been rained on; I’ve stepped in ankle-deep puddles; I have accumulated gobs of mud inside and outside of my once pristine white pickup; I have sat in a metal building listening to the rain drumming a resonant rhythm on the roof.</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:11:00 +0000 88781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Missionary work offers unusual opportunities http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest soapbox I climbed on was at the Denton Market last Saturday. </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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:22:00 +0000 88581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com I can tolerate almost anything but irrelevancy is an affront http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront <div class="node-body blog-body">We are still relevant. We still buy stuff. We need cars built for comfort, not for speed.</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:27:00 +0000 88511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Old barn photo stirs memory http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory <div class="node-body blog-body">Picture of old barn reminded me of similar structures on my grandfather’s place in Anderson County, S.C.</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0000 88421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>My grandfather&#39;s cow barn, Anderson county, S.C.</p> IH wins Ugly Truck Contest http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest <div class="node-body blog-body"> “The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with. Last use was driving a billboard for the Rotary Club Hamburger Day.”</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest#comments Equipment Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:16:00 +0000 88231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><strong>1973 IH 1100 PICKUP</strong> &nbsp;is Ugly Truck Contest winner. &ldquo;The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with.&rdquo;</p> Weekend hosts display best of High Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains <div class="node-body blog-body">I was pleased that people told Pat nice things about me. I know it was hard</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://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains#comments Livestock Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:17:00 +0000 88211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com