Southwest Farm Press http://southwestfarmpress.com/rss.xml en LCRA action could reduce water impacts to rice growers http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/lcra-action-could-reduce-water-impacts-rice-growers <div class="node-body article-body">It has been a tough three years or more for Texas rice farmers, the fragile coastal environment, and the rural communities that dot the landscape of the Lower Colorado River after the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) was granted emergency drought status in recent years from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), resulting in decreased water flows that left rice fields dry, communities short on water and a bay system dangerously close to an environmental disaster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/lcra-action-could-reduce-water-impacts-rice-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/lcra-action-could-reduce-water-impacts-rice-growers#comments Grains Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:03:00 +0000 88341 at http://southwestfarmpress.com TAMU research look for drought tolerance traits http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/tamu-research-look-drought-tolerance-traits <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three different AgriLife Research studies in Amarillo have been aimed at determining what traits within the TAM cultivars provide greater or less drought tolerance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/tamu-research-look-drought-tolerance-traits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/tamu-research-look-drought-tolerance-traits#comments Wheat Wheat Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:27:00 +0000 88331 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Qingwu Xue, a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research crop stress&nbsp;physiologist in Amarillo, checks a wireless infrared thermometer in a wheat field.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kirk Jessup) COTTON SPIN:Remaining production and quality questions http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spinremaining-production-and-quality-questions <div class="node-body article-body">Of the possible surprises left this season, one would have to be whether Texas abandonment gets ratcheted up. Why might that happen? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spinremaining-production-and-quality-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spinremaining-production-and-quality-questions#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:22:00 +0000 88321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>September rain may hurt late cotton in Texas High Plains.</p> Water is focus of TPPA Conference Dec. 10-11 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-focus-tppa-conference-dec-10-11 <div class="node-body article-body">Travis Miller, interim director for State Operations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will discuss the impact of drought on Texas agriculture in the TPPA conference opening general session.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-focus-tppa-conference-dec-10-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-focus-tppa-conference-dec-10-11#comments Water Shortage Events Groups & Organizations Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:33:00 +0000 88301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com OSU sets field days, farm tours http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/osu-sets-field-days-farm-tours <div class="node-body article-body">Opportunities available for farmers and industry representatives to observe research and Extension demonstrations over the next few weeks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/osu-sets-field-days-farm-tours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/osu-sets-field-days-farm-tours#comments Cotton Cotton Peanuts Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:27:00 +0000 88291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Concho Valley cotton sets field days http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/concho-valley-cotton-sets-field-days <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Concho Valley cotton farmers have two events to get updates on cotton issues, production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/concho-valley-cotton-sets-field-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/concho-valley-cotton-sets-field-days#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:18:00 +0000 88281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com TAMU hires Extension agronomist in S. Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-hires-extension-agronomist-s-texas <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Josh McGinty assumed his new position effective Sept. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-hires-extension-agronomist-s-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/tamu-hires-extension-agronomist-s-texas#comments Government Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:10:00 +0000 88271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Joshua McGinty</p> Texas AgriLife Extremes plague South Texas cropland in 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/extremes-plague-south-texas-cropland-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Sept. 16, the rains were continuing without any let up in the forecast, which was discouraging for South Texas growers of cotton and citrus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/extremes-plague-south-texas-cropland-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/extremes-plague-south-texas-cropland-2014#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:09:00 +0000 88261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Tropical rainfall in September in the Lower Rio Grande Valley interrupted the final phases of harvest of the area&rsquo;s 145,000 acre cotton crop, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Communications specialist, Weslaco. This field north of McAllen was harvested but not before rains kept the grower from stalk destruction, a state-mandated operation designed to prevent overwintering of boll weevils.</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) Port demand may be cause of large South Texas winter wheat crop http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/port-demand-may-be-cause-large-south-texas-winter-wheat-crop <div class="node-body article-body">The combined ports of Corpus Christi and Brownsville stand to rake in economic benefits from a rail project nearing completion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/port-demand-may-be-cause-large-south-texas-winter-wheat-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/port-demand-may-be-cause-large-south-texas-winter-wheat-crop#comments Wheat Wheat Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:57:00 +0000 88251 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Wheat may become more impoortant in South Texas.</p> New Mexico chile harvest heats up as cooler weather arrives http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-chile-harvest-heats-cooler-weather-arrives <div class="node-body article-body">This fall, across New Mexico the sweet aroma of roasting green chiles fills the air.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-chile-harvest-heats-cooler-weather-arrives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-mexico-chile-harvest-heats-cooler-weather-arrives#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:52:00 +0000 88241 at http://southwestfarmpress.com IH wins Ugly Truck Contest http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest <div class="node-body blog-body"> “The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with. Last use was driving a billboard for the Rotary Club Hamburger Day.”</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/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ih-wins-ugly-truck-contest#comments Equipment Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:16:00 +0000 88231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><strong>1973 IH 1100 PICKUP</strong> &nbsp;is Ugly Truck Contest winner. &ldquo;The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with.&rdquo;</p> Tropical rains assail Texas as Gulf system approaches http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tropical-rains-assail-texas-gulf-system-approaches <div class="node-body article-body">Rain showers could bring an additional 2.5 to 5 inches of rain to a broad area of the coastal plains including the Rio Grande Valley and the Texas Coastal Bend.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tropical-rains-assail-texas-gulf-system-approaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tropical-rains-assail-texas-gulf-system-approaches#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:27:00 +0000 88221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Weekend hosts display best of High Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains <div class="node-body blog-body">I was pleased that people told Pat nice things about me. I know it was hard</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/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/weekend-hosts-display-best-high-plains#comments Livestock Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:17:00 +0000 88211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Sugarcane aphids identified in High Plains sorghum http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-identified-high-plains-sorghum <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">First positive identification of a sizable population of sugarcane aphid noted on Southern High Plains grain sorghum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-identified-high-plains-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-identified-high-plains-sorghum#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +0000 88201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sugarcane aphid nymphs and an adult on a grain sorghum leaf.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Pat Porter) National weapons lab helps create new technology for agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/national-weapons-lab-helps-create-new-technology-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">What business would the nation's premier weapons development laboratory have with agriculture?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/national-weapons-lab-helps-create-new-technology-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/national-weapons-lab-helps-create-new-technology-agriculture#comments Government Organizations Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:23:00 +0000 88191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Yellowstone is a testament to conservationist foresight http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/yellowstone-testament-conservationist-foresight <div class="node-body blog-body">A week is not enough time to see everything of interest in Yellowstone National Park, so I’ll have to go back sometime.</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/yellowstone-testament-conservationist-foresight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/yellowstone-testament-conservationist-foresight#comments Miscellaneous Wildlife Management Farm Press Blog Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:51:00 +0000 88181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SOUTHWEST FARM PRESS EDITOR Ron Smith and wife Pat, enjoy the view of the Upper Falls on the Yellowstone River.</p> Wandering around in the West http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/wandering-around-west <div class="node-body gallery-body">If you ever have the opportunity to visit this part of America, please do. It’s worth the effort.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/wandering-around-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/wandering-around-west#comments Management Wildlife Management Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:18:00 +0000 88171 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The Castle Geyser provides a colorful show twice a day in Yellowstone National Park.</p> Efficient cotton irrigation demands systems approach http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/efficient-cotton-irrigation-demands-systems-approach <div class="node-body article-body">In recent years, growers, even with irrigation, have had a tough time providing enough water to meet a cotton plant's peak demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/efficient-cotton-irrigation-demands-systems-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/efficient-cotton-irrigation-demands-systems-approach#comments Cotton Cotton Irrigation Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:09:00 +0000 88161 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>AL SUTHERLAND, Oklahoma Mesonet, left, and Randy Boman, research director and Extension cotton program leader at the Oklahoma State University Research Center in Altus, discuss the importance of evaluating evapotranspiration to determine crop water needs.</p> OWRB sets lofty water conservation goal for 2060 http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/owrb-sets-lofty-water-conservation-goal-2060 <div class="node-body article-body">Oklahoma's water conservation objective becomes more difficult with the current multi-year drought that some weather experts project could continue for several more years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/owrb-sets-lofty-water-conservation-goal-2060" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/owrb-sets-lofty-water-conservation-goal-2060#comments Irrigation Irrigation Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:14:00 +0000 88151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>KENT WILKINS,&nbsp; assistant&nbsp; chief for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, discusses the state water plan at the recnet Oklahoma Irrigation confrence in&nbsp; Fort Cobb.</p> West Texas, Oklahoma will make dryland cotton this year http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-oklahoma-will-make-dryland-cotton-year <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers in West Texas and Western Oklahoma will make some non-irrigated cotton this year, a better outcome than many achieved in the last few seasons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-oklahoma-will-make-dryland-cotton-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/west-texas-oklahoma-will-make-dryland-cotton-year#comments Cotton Drought Cotton Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:04:00 +0000 88141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Though rains came too late for many dryland fields in the Texas High Plains for them to reach full yield potential, there are still many reasons to remain optimistic for a good crop, according to a Texas A&amp;M University AgriLife Extension Service agronomist.</p> (Texas AgriLife Communications photo) Farms shrink as cities bulge, or not; a tale of two cities http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/farms-shrink-cities-bulge-or-not-tale-two-cities <div class="node-body article-body">But times are changing, and change is different, depending on which side of the state line you live.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/farms-shrink-cities-bulge-or-not-tale-two-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/farms-shrink-cities-bulge-or-not-tale-two-cities#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:39:00 +0000 88131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmland prices rise in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farmland-prices-rise-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">For New Mexico, the final annual report indicates farmland values rose across the state for both irrigated and non-irrigated farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farmland-prices-rise-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farmland-prices-rise-new-mexico#comments Management Inputs Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:25:00 +0000 88121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ugly truck voting underway - CLOSED http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/ugly-truck-voting-underway-closed <div class="node-body gallery-body">Vote for your favorite ugly truck photo!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/ugly-truck-voting-underway-closed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/ugly-truck-voting-underway-closed#comments Equipment Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 88091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com COTTON SPIN: Carl Anderson the analyst http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-carl-anderson-analyst <div class="node-body article-body">Carl Anderson was a traditional economist trained to think about the world in terms of supply and demand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-carl-anderson-analyst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-carl-anderson-analyst#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:34:00 +0000 88111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 2014 government wheat program and selling wheat http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/2014-government-wheat-program-and-selling-wheat <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 government program may affect what crops are produced but should not affect how the crops are sold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/2014-government-wheat-program-and-selling-wheat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/2014-government-wheat-program-and-selling-wheat#comments Wheat Wheat Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:29:00 +0000 88101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Tropical rains slow South Texas harvest, cause problems in Coastal Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/tropical-rains-slow-south-texas-harvest-cause-problems-coastal-texas <div class="field-deck"> Tropical weather systems bringing uncertainty to crops' finish </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tropical storms bringing moisture to south Texas, along Texas coast and into Louisiana. New Mexico chile peppers and pecans may benefit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/tropical-rains-slow-south-texas-harvest-cause-problems-coastal-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/tropical-rains-slow-south-texas-harvest-cause-problems-coastal-texas#comments Cotton Management Markets Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:39:00 +0000 88081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Subscribe to Newsletters http://southwestfarmpress.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body">Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:03:10 +0000 88071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Water woes cause desperate measures http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-woes-cause-desperate-measures <div class="node-body article-body">It's no secret that the absence of rain for an extended period of time has dire consequences. After all, as they say, 'they don't call it drought for nothing'.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-woes-cause-desperate-measures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-woes-cause-desperate-measures#comments Water Shortage Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:44:00 +0000 88041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshops in Lubbock, Lamb counties in September http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agrilife-extension-offers-estate-planning-workshops-lubbock-lamb-counties-september <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Plains landowners seeking farm and ranch estate planning information will have two chances to find it in September.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agrilife-extension-offers-estate-planning-workshops-lubbock-lamb-counties-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agrilife-extension-offers-estate-planning-workshops-lubbock-lamb-counties-september#comments Management Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:42:00 +0000 88031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com ‘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