Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en February predictions hit the mark http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark <div class="node-body blog-body">Today is Feb. 19. Thank goodness it isn’t a leap year. </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/february-predictions-hit-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:36:00 +0000 91061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Don Marble was a great interview and a good friend http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-marble-was-great-interview-and-good-friend <div class="node-body blog-body">Don Marble passed away earlier this week. He was 82. I will miss him. </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-marble-was-great-interview-and-good-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-marble-was-great-interview-and-good-friend#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:34:00 +0000 90951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Warm days in February offer hint of spring http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s Feb. 9 and I’m heading west out of Denton, jogging a bit south to run through Fort Worth and the tangle of torn-up highways, deconstructed bridges and snarled traffic, over to 820 and to 30 and then I-20 to Abilene, where I’ll bed down for the night before an early start tomorrow to catch a field day about an hour’s drive north.</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/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:27:00 +0000 90891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Time running out to sign up for farm programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers should gather their production records, check with insurance representatives for yield histories and make appointments to sign up for these programs.</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/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs#comments Government Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:01:00 +0000 90671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Joe Outlaw, encourages farmers to sign up for farm programs as soon as possible.</p> IPM agent’s dirty boots will be hard to fill http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill <div class="node-body blog-body">Jim worked the Northeast corner of Texas, an area rich in some good soils (some not so good); a tradition of producing a varied crop mix.</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/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:50:00 +0000 90521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jim Swart checks grain sorghum for sugarcane aphid infestations.</p> Regrets on missing Beltwide http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/regrets-missing-beltwide <div class="node-body blog-body">Ronnie and R.N. — farmers, leaders, friends — congratulations on an honor well-deserved.</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/regrets-missing-beltwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/regrets-missing-beltwide#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:07:00 +0000 90281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>R.N. and Ronnie Hopper</p> Blank slate comes with lot of opportunities http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/blank-slate-comes-lot-opportunities <div class="node-body blog-body">Something about this computer screen reminds me of January. t is, or was, a blank page, which sometimes seems like an insurmountable challenge—a whole page of nothingness that must be filled, but with what?</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/blank-slate-comes-lot-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/blank-slate-comes-lot-opportunities#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:57:00 +0000 90151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Hoping to be useful every day of 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/hoping-be-useful-every-day-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m hoping 2015 will bring an end to this prolonged drought.</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/hoping-be-useful-every-day-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/hoping-be-useful-every-day-2015#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:36:00 +0000 90081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Nothing small about Christmas http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/nothing-small-about-christmas <div class="node-body blog-body">We have a new grandson to help celebrate his first Christmas.</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/nothing-small-about-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/nothing-small-about-christmas#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:39:00 +0000 89961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>It&#39;s not the size of the tree.</p> Digital age is fraught with potential pitfalls http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/digital-age-fraught-potential-pitfalls <div class="node-body blog-body">I am opposed to selfies.</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/digital-age-fraught-potential-pitfalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/digital-age-fraught-potential-pitfalls#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:54:00 +0000 89711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Water sacrifices need to be shared http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/water-sacrifices-need-be-shared <div class="node-body blog-body"> Rice farmers will be hit particularly hard and for the third or fourth year in a row. Many have lost production, and some have abandoned acreage because of limited water supplies.</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/water-sacrifices-need-be-shared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/water-sacrifices-need-be-shared#comments Water Shortage Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:23:00 +0000 89661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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>