Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en Bee decline more complex than blaming pesticides http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/bee-decline-more-complex-blaming-pesticides <div class="node-body blog-body">We need to put our best science to work to find out what causes the disappearance of whole colonies of bees and then find ways to prevent that from happening. </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/bee-decline-more-complex-blaming-pesticides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/bee-decline-more-complex-blaming-pesticides#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:17:00 +0000 84741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com You just can’t cure stupid http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/you-just-can-t-cure-stupid <div class="node-body blog-body">Stupid pretty much defines the comment I received earlier this week following the blog on farmers as the backbone of America.</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/you-just-can-t-cure-stupid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/you-just-can-t-cure-stupid#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 84641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of the nation http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-and-ranchers-are-backbone-nation <div class="node-body blog-body">And today, I say thank you, America’s farmers and ranchers. You are the backbone of this nation.</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/farmers-and-ranchers-are-backbone-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-and-ranchers-are-backbone-nation#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:53:00 +0000 84531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com After sinus trouble, doing as well as expected, or almost http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/after-sinus-trouble-doing-well-expected-or-almost <div class="node-body blog-body">Last Monday I wrote about my optimism that I would avoid the head cold that seemed hell-bent on knocking me for a loop. Well I didn’t avoid it and even in my faux optimism never really thought I would</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/after-sinus-trouble-doing-well-expected-or-almost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/after-sinus-trouble-doing-well-expected-or-almost#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:54:00 +0000 84361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com I really don’t want to catch a cold http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-really-don-t-want-catch-cold <div class="node-body blog-body">So why did I wake up this morning with a scratchy throat, queasiness and a bit of tightness under my eyes that typically mean my sinuses are about to cause me pain?</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-really-don-t-want-catch-cold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-really-don-t-want-catch-cold#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:36:00 +0000 84191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com So much of what consumers know about food is wrong http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/so-much-what-consumers-know-about-food-wrong <div class="node-body blog-body">Most people base their opinions on the safety of conventionally-grown and GMO food on rumors, anecdote and the misinformation that abounds in the popular press.</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/so-much-what-consumers-know-about-food-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/so-much-what-consumers-know-about-food-wrong#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 83991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pay-no-attention-man-behind-curtain <div class="node-body blog-body">Doctor Oz adds to misinformation, confusion about GMO foods.</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/pay-no-attention-man-behind-curtain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pay-no-attention-man-behind-curtain#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:45:00 +0000 83641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Drought, farm bill and barbecue highlight farm meetings http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-farm-bill-and-barbecue-highlight-farm-meetings <div class="node-body blog-body">And the big issue for the next few months is likely to be drought — unless it starts in to raining pretty hard in the next week or two. </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-farm-bill-and-barbecue-highlight-farm-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-farm-bill-and-barbecue-highlight-farm-meetings#comments Government Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:01:00 +0000 83571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton stalk inspires first graders http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-stalk-inspires-first-graders <div class="node-body blog-body">First graders are inquisitive. Give them something they haven’t seen before and watch their imaginations catch fire as they try to figure out just what it is and where it came from and what it has to do with them.</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/cotton-stalk-inspires-first-graders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-stalk-inspires-first-graders#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 83351 at http://southwestfarmpress.com I’m tired of cold weather, and it’s still January http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-m-tired-cold-weather-and-it-s-still-january <div class="node-body blog-body">I usually wait until February to complain about cold weather. But it’s late January—the 27th as I write this—and I’m in Oklahoma and it’s 26 degrees</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-m-tired-cold-weather-and-it-s-still-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-m-tired-cold-weather-and-it-s-still-january#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:25:00 +0000 83181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com GMO attracts negativity in absence of substance http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/gmo-attracts-negativity-absence-substance <div class="node-body blog-body">So, why do folks continue to deny the value of GMO to society? Negative sells better than positive. Scaring people attracts more attention than assuring them that their food supply is the safest it’s ever been.</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/gmo-attracts-negativity-absence-substance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/gmo-attracts-negativity-absence-substance#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:34:00 +0000 82811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com John Wilde, husband, father, farmer and friend http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/john-wilde-husband-father-farmer-and-friend <div class="node-body blog-body">John Wilde, husband, father, grandfather, cotton farmer and my friend passed away last week following a battle with cancer.</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/john-wilde-husband-father-farmer-and-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/john-wilde-husband-father-farmer-and-friend#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:22:00 +0000 82761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>John and Betty Jo Wilde, San Angelo, Texas.</p> A bit of rhyme for high cotton time http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/bit-rhyme-high-cotton-time <div class="node-body blog-body">Typically, I try to inject a note of whimsy into the remarks to remind folk that producing cotton isn’t always just hard work and frayed nerves. Sometimes, farmers laugh.</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/bit-rhyme-high-cotton-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/bit-rhyme-high-cotton-time#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:28:00 +0000 82701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com After 66 years, news story still enlightens http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/after-66-years-news-story-still-enlightens <div class="node-body blog-body">But the best treasure was a newspaper clipping, yellowed and ragged with age, from 1948, the year before I was born. The Greenville News reported on a devastating hail storm that roared through much of Anderson County, destroying crops, barns, livestock and a few homes. </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/after-66-years-news-story-still-enlightens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/after-66-years-news-story-still-enlightens#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:18:00 +0000 82451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Memorable moments define 2013 http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/memorable-moments-define-2013 <div class="node-body blog-body">I look forward to those farm visits that inform my mind and inspire my soul.</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/memorable-moments-define-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/memorable-moments-define-2013#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:26:00 +0000 82411 at http://southwestfarmpress.com