Farm Press Blog http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en Despite hardships, America’s cotton farmers persevere http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere <div class="node-body blog-body">That’s what I like about cotton people: markets, weather, and pests may create havoc, but those in the industry somehow find a way to endure.</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/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere#comments Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:38:00 +0000 96991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jimmy Dodson, left, accepts the Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award from National Cotton Council Chairman Sledge Taylor at the NCC annual meeting last week in Dallas.</p> Old friends: They’re the ones who know where you came from http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came <div class="node-body blog-body">We celebrated the Wren High School Class of 1967. We’ve done okay.</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-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:26:00 +0000 96801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Quite enough, thanks; winter’s better in theory than in practice http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice <div class="node-body blog-body">Winter wind cuts through flesh as certain as a Ginsu steak knife slices a soda can</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/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice#comments Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:06:00 +0000 96641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cold weather creates some scenic vistas but also&nbsp; harsh working conditions.</p> Things I learned at Beltwide while not attending sessions http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/things-i-learned-beltwide-while-not-attending-sessions <div class="node-body blog-body">I also picked up a few bits of information while not attending official technical Beltwide sessions, and made some observations while being bored in the airport</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/things-i-learned-beltwide-while-not-attending-sessions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/things-i-learned-beltwide-while-not-attending-sessions#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:24:00 +0000 96311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New Orleans: Bread pudding, jazz … and the inevitable cold http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/new-orleans-bread-pudding-jazz-and-inevitable-cold <div class="node-body blog-body">Before the black-eyed peas turn into a cold gelatinous mass, before the haunting aroma of collard greens leaves the kitchen, and shortly after the headache from over-celebration has abated, the annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences demand attention.</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-orleans-bread-pudding-jazz-and-inevitable-cold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/new-orleans-bread-pudding-jazz-and-inevitable-cold#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:35:00 +0000 96271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 2015 was a tough year for agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/2015-was-tough-year-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">Is anyone sorry to see 2015 go?</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/2015-was-tough-year-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/2015-was-tough-year-agriculture#comments Grains Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:39:00 +0000 96201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Tradition an important part of Christmas memories http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/tradition-important-part-christmas-memories <div class="node-body blog-body"> I look forward to a season during which we at least think about the possibility that one day we will see peace and goodwill among all men. Merry Christmas! </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/tradition-important-part-christmas-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/tradition-important-part-christmas-memories#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:30:00 +0000 96021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Trimming the tree at Christmas is fond tradition.</p> Time is relative — and faster than it used to be http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-relative-and-faster-it-used-be <div class="node-body blog-body">Back just 56 or 57 years or so ago, the time from the first week of December until Christmas seemed an eternity.</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-relative-and-faster-it-used-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/time-relative-and-faster-it-used-be#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:01:00 +0000 95841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Thankful for good times…and hard lessons http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thankful-good-times-and-hard-lessons <div class="node-body blog-body">I have two children I’m proud of, and grandsons who delight me. I love and appreciate Pat, my wife of more than 35 years, far more than I tell her. I need to do better. She is my rock</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/thankful-good-times-and-hard-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thankful-good-times-and-hard-lessons#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:28:00 +0000 95601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Coffee is good for me — it’s really, really good for me http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/coffee-good-me-it-s-really-really-good-me <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember, before I left elementary school, and have been undeterred in my daily consumption by numerous health warnings.</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/coffee-good-me-it-s-really-really-good-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/coffee-good-me-it-s-really-really-good-me#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:10:00 +0000 95551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 90 year old Texas rancher in a David vs. Goliath struggle http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/90-year-old-texas-rancher-david-vs-goliath-struggle <div class="node-body blog-body">White is taking on an oil company in court. He’s suing for compensation for damage to his property from oil rigs, trucks, and other equipment.</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/90-year-old-texas-rancher-david-vs-goliath-struggle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/90-year-old-texas-rancher-david-vs-goliath-struggle#comments Livestock Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:19:00 +0000 95271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com If stranded on Mars, I hope you have a farmer with you http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/if-stranded-mars-i-hope-you-have-farmer-you <div class="node-body blog-body">If I did get to Mars, however, the odds of my being stranded are pretty good. I can easily imagine getting lost on my way back from a rock-hunting expedition</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/if-stranded-mars-i-hope-you-have-farmer-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/if-stranded-mars-i-hope-you-have-farmer-you#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:47:00 +0000 94791 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Some parts of West Texas look a little like Mars.</p> Why higher mathematics was wasted on a writer-to-be http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/why-higher-mathematics-was-wasted-writer-be <div class="node-body blog-body">No one, myself included, considered the absolute truth that I would never go anywhere near a career that involved higher mathematics.</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/why-higher-mathematics-was-wasted-writer-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/why-higher-mathematics-was-wasted-writer-be#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:46:00 +0000 94631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Smarmy smear of GMOs just a shill for natural food booklet http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/smarmy-smear-gmos-just-shill-natural-food-booklet <div class="node-body blog-body">The premise is that the U.S. government, NATO, and Monsanto are conspiring to control the world’s food supply.</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/smarmy-smear-gmos-just-shill-natural-food-booklet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/smarmy-smear-gmos-just-shill-natural-food-booklet#comments Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:15:00 +0000 94451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Despite claims, no genetically engineered vegetables are available for the market.</p> Election season brings out the worst in society, media outlets and politics http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/election-season-brings-out-worst-society-media-outlets-and-politics <div class="node-body blog-body">Honesty is a rare and precious commodity, hyperbole rules airwaves and newspaper pages, and most folks seem to prefer a fascinating lie to a mundane truth.</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/election-season-brings-out-worst-society-media-outlets-and-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/election-season-brings-out-worst-society-media-outlets-and-politics#comments Government Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:15:00 +0000 94211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com