Multimedia Library - All http://southwestfarmpress.com/media/all en Backyard garden yields tasty produce http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce <div class="node-body gallery-body">This summer, I’ve enjoyed the best tomatoes I’ve ever grown.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/backyard-garden-yields-tasty-produce#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:35:00 +0000 100911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Summer squash. A few plants produce more than you need.</p> P.I.E. tour sees South Texas cotton industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/pie-tour-sees-south-texas-cotton-industry <div class="node-body gallery-body">Sponsored by Bayer CropScience LP through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 28th year</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/pie-tour-sees-south-texas-cotton-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/pie-tour-sees-south-texas-cotton-industry#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:58:00 +0000 100881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Gulf Compress President and CEO David Fields</p> West Texas sunset worth a few extra travel minutes http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-sunset-worth-few-extra-travel-minutes <div class="node-body gallery-body">But then the West Texas sky, overcast for much of the drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Lubbock, opens up above a not-so-promising cotton field, just as the sun begins to dip below the horizon.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-sunset-worth-few-extra-travel-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-sunset-worth-few-extra-travel-minutes#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:18:00 +0000 100601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>West Texas sunset</p> South Texas cotton farmers seeing surprising yields http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/south-texas-cotton-farmers-seeing-surprising-yields <div class="node-body gallery-body">Producers are reporting surprising yields in many areas with as many as three bales an acre reported in dryland cotton in the Coastal Bend and even more on irrigated fields in the Valley.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/south-texas-cotton-farmers-seeing-surprising-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/south-texas-cotton-farmers-seeing-surprising-yields#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:31:00 +0000 100591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>South Texas cotton got off to a slow start but harvest is bringing in some good yields.</p> Summer photos depict leisure, work and scenic memories http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories <div class="node-body gallery-body">This has been a busy summer, including a move, knee surgery, a 10-day 11-state road trip vacation, Little League baseball games, and my usual farm visits, summer meetings, and, for the first time in several years, a small backyard garden.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories#comments Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Cotton Hay Peanuts Vegetables Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 100481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Brilliant sunset from my back deck.</p> HAC Chairman: Changes needed to help those living in poverty http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hac-chairman-changes-needed-help-those-living-poverty <div class="node-body video-body">Rep. Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, says hearings are aimed at helping families find a way out of poverty.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hac-chairman-changes-needed-help-those-living-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/hac-chairman-changes-needed-help-those-living-poverty#comments Cotton Government Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:39:00 +0000 100311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Peanut producers hear messages for survival http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-producers-hear-messages-survival <div class="node-body gallery-body">PEA winners included Rickey Bearden, Yoakum County, Texas; Matt and Tonya Bryan, Baker County, Georgia; and Mike, Cindy and Brandon Belch, Northampton County, N.C.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-producers-hear-messages-survival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-producers-hear-messages-survival#comments Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:58:00 +0000 100281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Kynlee Martin, 4, Plains, Texas, is the granddaughter of&nbsp;Rickey and Karen Bearden, 2016 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award winners for the Southwest region.</p> Cotton portion of farm bill will get rewrite in 2018, Conaway says http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-portion-farm-bill-will-get-rewrite-2018-conaway-says <div class="node-body video-body">House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway said committee members will rework the cotton language when it begins deliberations on the 2018 farm bill.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-portion-farm-bill-will-get-rewrite-2018-conaway-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-portion-farm-bill-will-get-rewrite-2018-conaway-says#comments Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:58:00 +0000 100271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton facing some stress factors in Texas High Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-facing-some-stress-factors-texas-high-plains <div class="node-body gallery-body">Recent reports from Extension cotton specialists indicate some cotton likely will see a shortened bloom period, which could compromise yield potential. Most say a good soaking rain would be a godsend.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-facing-some-stress-factors-texas-high-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-facing-some-stress-factors-texas-high-plains#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 100251 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A center pivot irrigation system moves through a High Plains cotton field.</p> GOP Platform calls for separate 2018 farm bill and SNAP programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gop-platform-calls-separate-2018-farm-bill-and-snap-programs <div class="node-body video-body">House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, says congressional ag leaders will have to work through GOP platform plank on SNAP, farm bill.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gop-platform-calls-separate-2018-farm-bill-and-snap-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gop-platform-calls-separate-2018-farm-bill-and-snap-programs#comments Cotton Government Grains Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:11:00 +0000 100231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com