Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en I am saddened beyond words over recent killings http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings <div class="node-body blog-body">I woke up this morning to hear the horrifying news that five police officers had been killed in Dallas, Texas, while protecting a Black Lives Matter protest.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:49:00 +0000 99981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Boston visit reminds of us why we celebrate the Fourth of July http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july <div class="node-body blog-body">Boston reminds us that Americans have never agreed on every bit of policy, on every suggestion for the common good, or on every plan to make our country stronger.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:25:00 +0000 99831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&quot;Oh say can you see...&quot;</p> 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