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Jan 02, 2014

After 66 years, news story still enlightens

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....More
Dec 30, 2013

Memorable moments define 2013

I look forward to those farm visits that inform my mind and inspire my soul....More
Dec 27, 2013

Former SW editor doing well, recalls changes

I met up with former Southwest Farm Press editor Calvin Pigg the Friday before Christmas. It had been several years since we’d had an opportunity to....More
Dec 12, 2013

Cold weather must mean Christmas is coming

I do remember less hectic Christmas seasons. I even have a faint recollection of enjoying the cold weather, and we always hoped for a white Christmas....More
Dec 09, 2013

Farmland film to depict challenges of agriculture’s new generation

Farmland, a film about the challenges and opportunities of a new generation of American farmers is scheduled to reach theaters next spring....More
Nov 25, 2013

Early Thanksgiving celebration filled with laughter

And that’s what I’m most thankful for on this special holiday—the gift of laughter. It’s always been the essence of my family and I’ve enjoyed it in....More
Nov 21, 2013

Sequestration cuts will hit farm and ranch programs1

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) warns that producers should consider expected sequestration cuts as the work with 2014 budgets....More
Nov 15, 2013

Wintertime brings discomforts

If there is one thing worse than a cold winter it’s having the flu during a cold winter....More
Nov 07, 2013

Texas passes Proposition 6, establishes water plan

Proposition 6 creates a funding apparatus for Texas to develop new water resources, to improve existing sources and to incorporate conservation into....More
Oct 30, 2013

TPPA conference has followed ag tends for 25 years

Twenty five years is perhaps a miniscule point in history, but it’s an important milestone for an organization that continues to evaluate and respond....More
Oct 23, 2013

Proposition 6 is critical for Texas growth5

Texans should approve Proposition 6 in the upcoming election. That proposal would provide $2 billion in seed money to jump start a state water plan....More
Oct 08, 2013

Pocket knives are part of my heritage1

I was reminded of how much I appreciate a fine pocket knife recently when my colleague Chris Bennett blogged about an Australian farmer who dug....More
Sep 19, 2013

Farmers feed us

Agriculture’s detractors point to emphasis on corn and soybean production as failure to respond to needs of poor nations....More
Sep 04, 2013

Fall can’t come too quickly

We are still in for several more weeks of oppressively hot weather; 100-degree temperatures remain highly likely, and rain will be scarce. Summer....More
Aug 23, 2013

Rotary Club expresses interest in farming

The family farm is alive and well but much different from a generation ago and much different than it will be in the future....More
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