Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en 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> Drought is over? I’m not saying http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve been rained on; I’ve stepped in ankle-deep puddles; I have accumulated gobs of mud inside and outside of my once pristine white pickup; I have sat in a metal building listening to the rain drumming a resonant rhythm on the roof.</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/drought-over-i-m-not-saying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:11:00 +0000 88781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Missionary work offers unusual opportunities http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest soapbox I climbed on was at the Denton Market last Saturday. </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/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:22:00 +0000 88581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com I can tolerate almost anything but irrelevancy is an affront http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront <div class="node-body blog-body">We are still relevant. We still buy stuff. We need cars built for comfort, not for speed.</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/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:27:00 +0000 88511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Old barn photo stirs memory http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory <div class="node-body blog-body">Picture of old barn reminded me of similar structures on my grandfather’s place in Anderson County, S.C.</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/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0000 88421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>My grandfather&#39;s cow barn, Anderson county, S.C.</p> IH wins Ugly Truck Contest http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest <div class="node-body blog-body"> “The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with. Last use was driving a billboard for the Rotary Club Hamburger Day.”</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/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest#comments Equipment Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:16:00 +0000 88231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><strong>1973 IH 1100 PICKUP</strong> &nbsp;is Ugly Truck Contest winner. &ldquo;The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with.&rdquo;</p> Weekend hosts display best of High Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains <div class="node-body blog-body">I was pleased that people told Pat nice things about me. I know it was hard</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/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains#comments Livestock Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:17:00 +0000 88211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Yellowstone is a testament to conservationist foresight http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/yellowstone-testament-conservationist-foresight <div class="node-body blog-body">A week is not enough time to see everything of interest in Yellowstone National Park, so I’ll have to go back sometime.</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/yellowstone-testament-conservationist-foresight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/yellowstone-testament-conservationist-foresight#comments Miscellaneous Wildlife Management Farm Press Blog Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:51:00 +0000 88181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SOUTHWEST FARM PRESS EDITOR Ron Smith and wife Pat, enjoy the view of the Upper Falls on the Yellowstone River.</p> ‘New normal’ crop prices short lived http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/new-normal-crop-prices-short-lived <div class="node-body blog-body">“Nothing threatens high prices like high prices,” some wise observers noted at the time.</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/new-normal-crop-prices-short-lived" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/new-normal-crop-prices-short-lived#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:28:00 +0000 88001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Recalling the days before map apps http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/recalling-days-map-apps <div class="node-body blog-body">I used to keep a large road atlas in my vehicle and recall many occasions when I’d pull off the road to find out how to get from places like Cairo, Ga., to Possum Kingdom, S.C.</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/recalling-days-map-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/recalling-days-map-apps#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:01:00 +0000 87961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ugly truck deadline fast approaching http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-deadline-fast-approaching <div class="node-body blog-body">Competition is heating up but some of these dilapidated old jalopies can’t take much heat.</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-deadline-fast-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-deadline-fast-approaching#comments Equipment Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:26:00 +0000 87851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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