Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en ‘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 Fifteen years and counting http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/fifteen-years-and-counting <div class="node-body blog-body">The last 15 years have been the most rewarding of my career. And I’m not done yet.</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/fifteen-years-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/fifteen-years-and-counting#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:00 +0000 87311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ugly truck wanted http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-wanted <div class="node-body blog-body">Ugly truck photo contest will award $100 prize to winner.</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-wanted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ugly-truck-wanted#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 87081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com My age is just a number, a big one http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/my-age-just-number-big-one <div class="node-body blog-body">According to the calendar and the inerrant rules of mathematics, come Sunday, July 13, I reach the milestone of senior citizenry.</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/my-age-just-number-big-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/my-age-just-number-big-one#comments Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 86911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Thirty six years of miles and memories http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thirty-six-years-miles-and-memories <div class="node-body blog-body">Someone is credited with saying something like: if you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life. I guess I haven’t worked much in 36 years.</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/thirty-six-years-miles-and-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thirty-six-years-miles-and-memories#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:53:00 +0000 86441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmers’ markets play important but not exclusive role http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role <div class="node-body blog-body">I frequent the Denton farmers’ market and several other fruit and vegetable stands around town to pick up fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and tree-ripened peaches. </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-play-important-not-exclusive-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-markets-play-important-not-exclusive-role#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:42:00 +0000 86371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com How I spent my summer vacation http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m not sure I can think of a better way to start a morning than to sip my first cup of coffee on a balcony overlooking the ocean, watching a few puffy white clouds above blue water and listening to the rhythm of the surf lapping at the sugar-white sand of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, accompanied by my grandson, Aaron, and chatting about important world events—baseball and fishing. </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/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:40:00 +0000 86301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Conventional ag critic lets bias show http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show <div class="node-body blog-body">We can’t rely on organic alone to feed 9 billion people. And pitting one part of the food industry against another is absurd</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/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/conventional-ag-critic-lets-bias-show#comments Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:46:00 +0000 86191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com First graders appreciate time and attention http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/first-graders-appreciate-time-and-attention <div class="node-body blog-body">But today was the last day I read to a first-grade class at a nearby elementary school. I’ve done this for five years now and always look forward to the last day with a combination of joy and sadness.</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/first-graders-appreciate-time-and-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/first-graders-appreciate-time-and-attention#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:27:00 +0000 86091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Don’t shoot the messenger; he’s just doing his job http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-shoot-messenger-he-s-just-doing-his-job <div class="node-body blog-body">If you read a report with which you disagree, please let me know. But don’t blame the messenger for delivering news you don’t like. It’s my 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/don-t-shoot-messenger-he-s-just-doing-his-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-shoot-messenger-he-s-just-doing-his-job#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 29 May 2014 16:09:00 +0000 86021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Rain brings hope to some while others persist in drought http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/rain-brings-hope-some-while-others-persist-drought <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest Drought Monitor shows 83 percent of Texas now in drought, ranging from moderate to exceptional. Oklahoma is not much, if any, better.</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/rain-brings-hope-some-while-others-persist-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/rain-brings-hope-some-while-others-persist-drought#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 19 May 2014 15:20:00 +0000 85821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com