Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en An unofficial, off-the-cuff crop report http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/unofficial-cuff-crop-report <div class="node-body blog-body">One farmer told me that pigweed is not resistant to a cultivator or a hoe. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/unofficial-cuff-crop-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/unofficial-cuff-crop-report#comments Peanuts Blog Cotton Peanuts Farm Press Blog Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:24:00 +0000 101551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Yield potential for these peanuts looks promising.</p> Danny Davis, my good friend, has passed away http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/danny-davis-my-good-friend-has-passed-away <div class="node-body blog-body">The industry lost a farmer who pioneered conservation tillage and who showed that no-till cotton could produce yields and quality equal to clean-tilled fields.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/danny-davis-my-good-friend-has-passed-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/danny-davis-my-good-friend-has-passed-away#comments Cotton Farm Press Blog Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:15:00 +0000 101261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Danny Davis, Elk City, Okla., cotton farmer, died last week. He was just 60.</p> True patriotism: It’s more than pomp and circumstance http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/true-patriotism-it-s-more-pomp-and-circumstance <div class="node-body blog-body">I stand for the national anthem and either place my hand over my heart or more likely stand at attention, a habit that was drilled into me during basic training as a member of the Army Reserve.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/true-patriotism-it-s-more-pomp-and-circumstance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/true-patriotism-it-s-more-pomp-and-circumstance#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:33:00 +0000 101091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A symbol of liberty.</p> It was perfectly fine morning to be locked out of the house http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/it-was-perfectly-fine-morning-be-locked-out-house <div class="node-body blog-body">I sat and absorbed the wonder, the serenity, the tranquility of the morning … as I waited less than patiently for a locksmith to come and let me into my house</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/it-was-perfectly-fine-morning-be-locked-out-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/it-was-perfectly-fine-morning-be-locked-out-house#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:47:00 +0000 100811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com PEA winners wound up where they ought to be http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pea-winners-wound-where-they-ought-be <div class="node-body blog-body">Neither could imagine doing anything else; neither could consider a career that didn’t involve long hours, hard work, and watching things emerge from seed and grow into food or fiber.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pea-winners-wound-where-they-ought-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pea-winners-wound-where-they-ought-be#comments Peanuts Farm Press Blog Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:18:00 +0000 100371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rickey and Karen Bearden, Plains, Texas.</p> In the absence of mechanical genes, Google to the rescue http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/absence-mechanical-genes-google-rescue <div class="node-body blog-body">But popping the hood is what a guy does when his ride starts to falter.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/absence-mechanical-genes-google-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/absence-mechanical-genes-google-rescue#comments Equipment Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:35:00 +0000 100341 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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