Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en At 38 years and counting editor still has much to learn http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn <div class="node-body blog-body">I soon learned just how ignorant I was about the complexity of agriculture.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:02:00 +0000 99471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>On the job in Lamesa, Texas, with good friend Shawn Holladay.</p> Farm chores cited among most dangerous summer jobs for teenagers http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers <div class="node-body blog-body">A lot of jobs on a farm offer varying degrees of hazard. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:06:00 +0000 99361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com May in farm country is a month for hope http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope <div class="node-body blog-body">Drive out a Farm to Market road from Lubbock, in any direction, and look for small dust clouds billowing out behind planters.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 26 May 2016 13:02:00 +0000 99111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Tell-tale swirls of dust help locate planters. Here, they are planting peanuts.</p> Is a world without war, poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance remotely possible? http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-war-poverty-hunger-disease-and-ignorance-remotely-possible <div class="node-body blog-body">The Internet and technology will open new avenues of information to people across the globe, and with this new enlightenment, people will become more educated, more aware of what goes on in the bigger world, and more able to find solutions to life’s infinite array of problems.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-war-poverty-hunger-disease-and-ignorance-remotely-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-war-poverty-hunger-disease-and-ignorance-remotely-possible#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:00 +0000 98951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com What do NBA’s Steph Curry and Southwest editor have in common? http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/what-do-nba-s-steph-curry-and-southwest-editor-have-common <div class="node-body blog-body">I hurt my knee walking from a table to the condiment shelf in a fast-food restaurant. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/what-do-nba-s-steph-curry-and-southwest-editor-have-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/what-do-nba-s-steph-curry-and-southwest-editor-have-common#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:44:00 +0000 98551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com A drive into farm country is an ideal way to celebrate Earth Day http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drive-farm-country-ideal-way-celebrate-earth-day <div class="node-body blog-body">Before you leave, shake his hand. Tell him thanks for all he does. He doesn’t hear that often enough. Tell him you’re celebrating Earth Day. He’ll understand — he celebrates it every day.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drive-farm-country-ideal-way-celebrate-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drive-farm-country-ideal-way-celebrate-earth-day#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:11:00 +0000 98421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Farm country is an ideal place to honor Earth Day.</p> Opening day of baseball season is reason enough to welcome spring http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/opening-day-baseball-season-reason-enough-welcome-spring <div class="node-body blog-body">The pitcher takes the mound again, toes the rubber, bends from the waist, holds the ball behind his back, feels the laces, finds his grip</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/opening-day-baseball-season-reason-enough-welcome-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/opening-day-baseball-season-reason-enough-welcome-spring#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Sat, 09 Apr 2016 15:16:00 +0000 98171 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Private land grab by eminent domain just common greed http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/private-land-grab-eminent-domain-just-common-greed <div class="node-body blog-body">But what about those who prefer to keep their farms intact, those who would like to maintain the agricultural, recreation, or aesthetic values of their land? Do their rights not matter?</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/private-land-grab-eminent-domain-just-common-greed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/private-land-grab-eminent-domain-just-common-greed#comments Government Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:08:00 +0000 97921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Mr. Fixit has left the building — alas, without hot water http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/mr-fixit-has-left-building-alas-without-hot-water <div class="node-body blog-body">She often noted that the most useful tool I owned was the Yellow Pages.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/mr-fixit-has-left-building-alas-without-hot-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/mr-fixit-has-left-building-alas-without-hot-water#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 07 Mar 2016 18:24:00 +0000 97541 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Frustration for farmers as farm bill shortcomings surface http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/frustration-farmers-farm-bill-shortcomings-surface <div class="node-body blog-body">he Agriculture Act of 2014 is nothing like farm bills of the past, in which producers had at least some assurance of income assistance when crops or markets failed.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/frustration-farmers-farm-bill-shortcomings-surface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/frustration-farmers-farm-bill-shortcomings-surface#comments Cotton Grains Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:55:00 +0000 97421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton industry feeling the pain of farm bill shortcomings http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-industry-feeling-pain-farm-bill-shortcomings <div class="node-body blog-body">But anyone who has watched agriculture commodities for more than five years understands that high prices can guarantee one thing — low prices.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-industry-feeling-pain-farm-bill-shortcomings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-industry-feeling-pain-farm-bill-shortcomings#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:32:00 +0000 97231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton industry spokesmen say they need a better safety net than is available through the current farm program.</p> Despite hardships, America’s cotton farmers persevere http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere <div class="node-body blog-body">That’s what I like about cotton people: markets, weather, and pests may create havoc, but those in the industry somehow find a way to endure.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere#comments Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:38:00 +0000 96991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jimmy Dodson, left, accepts the Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award from National Cotton Council Chairman Sledge Taylor at the NCC annual meeting last week in Dallas.</p> Old friends: They’re the ones who know where you came from http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came <div class="node-body blog-body">We celebrated the Wren High School Class of 1967. We’ve done okay.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:26:00 +0000 96801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Quite enough, thanks; winter’s better in theory than in practice http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice <div class="node-body blog-body">Winter wind cuts through flesh as certain as a Ginsu steak knife slices a soda can</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice#comments Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:06:00 +0000 96641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cold weather creates some scenic vistas but also&nbsp; harsh working conditions.</p> Things I learned at Beltwide while not attending sessions http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/things-i-learned-beltwide-while-not-attending-sessions <div class="node-body blog-body">I also picked up a few bits of information while not attending official technical Beltwide sessions, and made some observations while being bored in the airport</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/things-i-learned-beltwide-while-not-attending-sessions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/things-i-learned-beltwide-while-not-attending-sessions#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:24:00 +0000 96311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com