Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en Prayed-for moisture across the Southwest hampers farmers’ ability to take advantage http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/prayed-moisture-across-southwest-hampers-farmers-ability-take-advantage <div class="node-body blog-body">As the month of May came to a damp close, cotton, peanut and grain farmers were trying to get seed in the ground ahead of insurance planting deadlines.</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/prayed-moisture-across-southwest-hampers-farmers-ability-take-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/prayed-moisture-across-southwest-hampers-farmers-ability-take-advantage#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 May 2015 19:46:00 +0000 92571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Readers respond to need for spokesperson http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/readers-respond-need-spokesperson <div class="node-body blog-body">American agriculture has a story to be proud of. </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/readers-respond-need-spokesperson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/readers-respond-need-spokesperson#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 15 May 2015 19:07:00 +0000 92451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Agriculture needs a spokesperson to refute media misinformation http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/agriculture-needs-spokesperson-refute-media-misinformation <div class="node-body blog-body">Agriculture needs “a unified voice” to rebut the misinformation that spews forth daily from restaurant operations like Chipotle, celebrities like Dr. Oz, and self-styled food experts such as the Food Babe.</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/agriculture-needs-spokesperson-refute-media-misinformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/agriculture-needs-spokesperson-refute-media-misinformation#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 11 May 2015 20:29:00 +0000 92351 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Manners still matter in today’s impolite world http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/manners-still-matter-today-s-impolite-world <div class="node-body blog-body">Good manners do exist. I witness examples fairly often.</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/manners-still-matter-today-s-impolite-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/manners-still-matter-today-s-impolite-world#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:24:00 +0000 92141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmers understand Earth Day; they live with it every day http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-understand-earth-day-they-live-it-every-day <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s Earth Day. Farmers, better than anyone, understand the reciprocity necessary to produce food and fiber and protect the resource.</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-understand-earth-day-they-live-it-every-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-understand-earth-day-they-live-it-every-day#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:17:00 +0000 92071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Carpets of bluebonnets color the southwest landscape.</p> Warm temperatures of early April signal allergies, noisy birds, bug bites and sunburn http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-temperatures-early-april-signal-allergies-noisy-birds-bug-bites-and-sunburn <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Temperatures this week in Denton, Texas, pushed ever so close to the 90-degree mark.</p> <p>In spite of a long-standing household rule that air conditioning systems are never turned on until May 1, cool air has been flowing from the vents for the past three days. A similar rule exists for heat&mdash;no heat until Nov.1. (It occurs to me that for several decades no one has paid the slightest attention to either of these rules.)</p></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/warm-temperatures-early-april-signal-allergies-noisy-birds-bug-bites-and-sunburn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-temperatures-early-april-signal-allergies-noisy-birds-bug-bites-and-sunburn#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:41:00 +0000 91831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com A short gripe session from your humble editor http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/short-gripe-session-your-humble-editor <div class="node-body blog-body">A short list of foibles, faux pas and fussiness.</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/short-gripe-session-your-humble-editor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/short-gripe-session-your-humble-editor#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:54:00 +0000 91611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ag Day salutes American farmers and ranchers http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ag-day-salutes-american-farmers-and-ranchers <div class="node-body blog-body">What I know about U.S. farmers deals more with emotion than arithmetic. I witness the heart and soul of the U.S. farm.</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/ag-day-salutes-american-farmers-and-ranchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ag-day-salutes-american-farmers-and-ranchers#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:16:00 +0000 91471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Reporting the negative is part of ag reporter’s job http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/reporting-negative-part-ag-reporter-s-job <div class="node-body blog-body">We have reported a lot of bad news over the past few years, including legislation, regulation, drought and weeds that seem impossible to kill. But that’s part of the job.</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/reporting-negative-part-ag-reporter-s-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/reporting-negative-part-ag-reporter-s-job#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:03:00 +0000 91361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dry fields and low pricest are part of what farm writers cover. We also write abouty bin busters and dollar cotton.</p> February predictions hit the mark http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark <div class="node-body blog-body">Today is Feb. 19. Thank goodness it isn’t a leap year. </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/february-predictions-hit-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:36:00 +0000 91061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Don Marble was a great interview and a good friend http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-marble-was-great-interview-and-good-friend <div class="node-body blog-body">Don Marble passed away earlier this week. He was 82. I will miss him. </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/don-marble-was-great-interview-and-good-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-marble-was-great-interview-and-good-friend#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:34:00 +0000 90951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Warm days in February offer hint of spring http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s Feb. 9 and I’m heading west out of Denton, jogging a bit south to run through Fort Worth and the tangle of torn-up highways, deconstructed bridges and snarled traffic, over to 820 and to 30 and then I-20 to Abilene, where I’ll bed down for the night before an early start tomorrow to catch a field day about an hour’s drive north.</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/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:27:00 +0000 90891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Time running out to sign up for farm programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers should gather their production records, check with insurance representatives for yield histories and make appointments to sign up for these programs.</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/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-running-out-sign-farm-programs#comments Government Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:01:00 +0000 90671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Joe Outlaw, encourages farmers to sign up for farm programs as soon as possible.</p> IPM agent’s dirty boots will be hard to fill http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill <div class="node-body blog-body">Jim worked the Northeast corner of Texas, an area rich in some good soils (some not so good); a tradition of producing a varied crop mix.</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/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:50:00 +0000 90521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jim Swart checks grain sorghum for sugarcane aphid infestations.</p> Regrets on missing Beltwide http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/regrets-missing-beltwide <div class="node-body blog-body">Ronnie and R.N. — farmers, leaders, friends — congratulations on an honor well-deserved.</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/regrets-missing-beltwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/regrets-missing-beltwide#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:07:00 +0000 90281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>R.N. and Ronnie Hopper</p>