Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en Farmers markets offer fresh, tasty produce http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-offer-fresh-tasty-produce <div class="node-body blog-body"> This is the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week. Find where the closest market is.</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-markets-offer-fresh-tasty-produce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-offer-fresh-tasty-produce#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:18:00 +0000 87431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Denton Farmers Market offers variety of local produce.</p> Ugly truck contest deadline is Aug. 31 http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-contest-deadline-aug-31 <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve seen some pretty beat up old trucks in my travels over the years and I’d like to show some appreciation for their service</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/ugly-truck-contest-deadline-aug-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-contest-deadline-aug-31#comments Equipment Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:54:00 +0000 87391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Fifteen years and counting http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/fifteen-years-and-counting <div class="node-body blog-body">The last 15 years have been the most rewarding of my career. And I’m not done yet.</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/fifteen-years-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/fifteen-years-and-counting#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:00 +0000 87311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ugly truck wanted http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-wanted <div class="node-body blog-body">Ugly truck photo contest will award $100 prize to winner.</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/ugly-truck-wanted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-wanted#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 87081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com My age is just a number, a big one http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/my-age-just-number-big-one <div class="node-body blog-body">According to the calendar and the inerrant rules of mathematics, come Sunday, July 13, I reach the milestone of senior citizenry.</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/my-age-just-number-big-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/my-age-just-number-big-one#comments Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 86911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Thirty six years of miles and memories http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thirty-six-years-miles-and-memories <div class="node-body blog-body">Someone is credited with saying something like: if you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life. I guess I haven’t worked much in 36 years.</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/thirty-six-years-miles-and-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thirty-six-years-miles-and-memories#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:53:00 +0000 86441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmers’ markets play important but not exclusive role http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role <div class="node-body blog-body">I frequent the Denton farmers’ market and several other fruit and vegetable stands around town to pick up fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and tree-ripened peaches. </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-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:42:00 +0000 86371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com How I spent my summer vacation http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m not sure I can think of a better way to start a morning than to sip my first cup of coffee on a balcony overlooking the ocean, watching a few puffy white clouds above blue water and listening to the rhythm of the surf lapping at the sugar-white sand of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, accompanied by my grandson, Aaron, and chatting about important world events—baseball and fishing. </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/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:40:00 +0000 86301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Conventional ag critic lets bias show http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show <div class="node-body blog-body">We can’t rely on organic alone to feed 9 billion people. And pitting one part of the food industry against another is absurd</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/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show#comments Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:46:00 +0000 86191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com First graders appreciate time and attention http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/first-graders-appreciate-time-and-attention <div class="node-body blog-body">But today was the last day I read to a first-grade class at a nearby elementary school. I’ve done this for five years now and always look forward to the last day with a combination of joy and sadness.</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/first-graders-appreciate-time-and-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/first-graders-appreciate-time-and-attention#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:27:00 +0000 86091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Don’t shoot the messenger; he’s just doing his job http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-shoot-messenger-he-s-just-doing-his-job <div class="node-body blog-body">If you read a report with which you disagree, please let me know. But don’t blame the messenger for delivering news you don’t like. It’s my job.</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/don-t-shoot-messenger-he-s-just-doing-his-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-shoot-messenger-he-s-just-doing-his-job#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 29 May 2014 16:09:00 +0000 86021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Rain brings hope to some while others persist in drought http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/rain-brings-hope-some-while-others-persist-drought <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest Drought Monitor shows 83 percent of Texas now in drought, ranging from moderate to exceptional. Oklahoma is not much, if any, better.</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/rain-brings-hope-some-while-others-persist-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/rain-brings-hope-some-while-others-persist-drought#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 19 May 2014 15:20:00 +0000 85821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com My mind is a terrible thing http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/my-mind-terrible-thing <div class="node-body blog-body">You know how it is: You see something that reminds you of an event that happened years ago, and that memory triggers another that has at least a minuscule amount of relevance to what set you off on a daydreaming mission to begin with?</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/my-mind-terrible-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/my-mind-terrible-thing#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 08 May 2014 18:38:00 +0000 85651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com A man’s gotta know his limitations, or should http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/man-s-gotta-know-his-limitations-or-should <div class="node-body blog-body">As I wiped water from my face I could do nothing but laugh. “A man’s gotta know his limitations,” I thought. Monday, I’m calling a plumber.</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/man-s-gotta-know-his-limitations-or-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/man-s-gotta-know-his-limitations-or-should#comments Irrigation Farm Press Blog Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:38:00 +0000 85221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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