Southwest Farm Press http://southwestfarmpress.com/rss.xml en PLC versus ARC may depend on the dollar index http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/plc-versus-arc-may-depend-dollar-index <div class="node-body article-body">The most important and uncertain market factor may be the value of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies, which will likely influence whether PLC or ARC will be the most profitable decision.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/plc-versus-arc-may-depend-dollar-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/plc-versus-arc-may-depend-dollar-index#comments Wheat Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:00 +0000 91211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Wheat prices at harvest time may depend on the value of the dollar.</p> Cotton and grain on the minds of South Texas farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-and-grain-minds-south-texas-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton remains popular in South Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-and-grain-minds-south-texas-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-and-grain-minds-south-texas-farmers#comments Cotton Cotton Grain Sorghum Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:16:00 +0000 91201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton remains a popular crop in South Texas.</p> Congressional Ag Committees look at nutrition, farm bill implementation http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/congressional-ag-committees-look-nutrition-farm-bill-implementation <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture already "gave at the office," opposes more cuts.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/congressional-ag-committees-look-nutrition-farm-bill-implementation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/congressional-ag-committees-look-nutrition-farm-bill-implementation#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:00:00 +0000 91191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>U.S. House Committee on Agriculture&nbsp; Chairman Mike Conaway</p> Three generations of cotton farmers learn from each other http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/three-generations-cotton-farmers-learn-each-other <div class="node-body article-body">The experience of grandfather and fathers plus the technological expertise of the sons bridges three generations and a half-century to create a system that allows each to contribute special skills to the operation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/three-generations-cotton-farmers-learn-each-other" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/three-generations-cotton-farmers-learn-each-other#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:39:00 +0000 91181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>THE SCHOEPFS, of Lorenzo Texas: Mark, Josh, employee Cory Adams, Matt, Bryan, John and Marvin gather around a piece of equipment Matt, aka Mr. Fixit, is working on.</p> Texas Ag Forum examines new farm bill http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-examines-new-farm-bill <div class="node-body gallery-body">The latest Texas Ag Forum forum focused on the Agriculture Act of 2014. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-examines-new-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-ag-forum-examines-new-farm-bill#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:36:00 +0000 91171 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Congressman Charlie Stenholm greets Texas AgriLife Extension economists James Richardson and Joe Outlaw during a break at the Texas Ag Forum. Stenholm was the driving force behind creating the forum 30 years ago.</p> Nitrogen may offer better bioethanol solution http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution#comments Management Ethanol Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:16:00 +0000 91161 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Beef producers strongly support checkoff http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-producers-strongly-support-checkoff <div class="node-body article-body">Export value for U.S. beef posted double-digit gains over the previous year’s totals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-producers-strongly-support-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-producers-strongly-support-checkoff#comments Livestock Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:02:00 +0000 91151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Export value for U.S. beef posted double-digit gains over the previous year&rsquo;s totals, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.</p> Colorado snow could benefit New Mexico water crisis http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis <div class="node-body article-body">NRCS Snow Survey Program provides monthly mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:24:00 +0000 91141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Overplanting peanuts could be hard on industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/overplanting-peanuts-could-be-hard-industry <div class="node-body article-body">“Overplanting will drive prices down,” Smith said, “and lead to fewer acres needed to reach the payment limit of $125,000. That could mean excess program cost.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/overplanting-peanuts-could-be-hard-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/overplanting-peanuts-could-be-hard-industry#comments Peanuts Farm Bill 2012 Peanuts Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:02:00 +0000 91131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>ROBBIE BLOUNT, executive director, Western Peanut Producers Association, and producer Ricky Bearden discuss peanut issues during a break at the recent Texas Ag Forum in Austin.</p> New farm bill guarantees no payments http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-bill-guarantees-no-payments <div class="node-body article-body">“I hope farmers never collect a penny from ARC (Agricultural Risk Coverage) or PLC (Price Loss Coverage) because that means they are seeing high prices.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-bill-guarantees-no-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-farm-bill-guarantees-no-payments#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:52:00 +0000 91121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>JOE OUTLAW, Extension economist and co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center in College Station, reviews some paperwork with El Campo, Texas, rice producer&nbsp; L.G. Raun, at the Texas Ag Forum.</p> Texas commodity leaders take on farm bill issues http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-commodity-leaders-take-farm-bill-issues <div class="node-body article-body">“This is the most complicated farm program grain sorghum farmers have ever seen,” said Wayne Cleveland, executive director, Texas Sorghum Producers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-commodity-leaders-take-farm-bill-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-commodity-leaders-take-farm-bill-issues#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:33:00 +0000 91111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Conaway, Stenholm talk ag issues http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-stenholm-talk-ag-issues <div class="node-body article-body">Conaway said the next farm bill will be even more difficult to pass than the current one,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-stenholm-talk-ag-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/conaway-stenholm-talk-ag-issues#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:38:00 +0000 91101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION economists Joe Outlaw and James Richardson confer with Travis Miller, Extension Interim Associate Director for State Operations were on hand for the Texas Ag forum.</p> COTTON SPIN: What is the quality of the Chinese cotton reserves? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-what-quality-chinese-cotton-reserves <div class="node-body article-body">If only half of the Chinese reserve is reasonable quality, that is enough to significantly substitute for foreign imports and weaken your market price.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-what-quality-chinese-cotton-reserves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-what-quality-chinese-cotton-reserves#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:47:00 +0000 91091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <div> <p>Chinese reserve cotton bales on a gin yard, November 2012</p> </div> Photo by John Robinson, Texas AgriLife Extension $5.10 wheat marketing year average price http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/510-wheat-marketing-year-average-price <div class="node-body article-body">A major difference between 2010/11 and 2015/16 is the value of the dollar compared to other major currencies</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/510-wheat-marketing-year-average-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/510-wheat-marketing-year-average-price#comments Wheat Wheat Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:27:00 +0000 91081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmers urged to contact FSA before Feb. 27 deadline http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-contact-fsa-feb-27-deadline <div class="node-body video-body">Farmers should contact FSA before the February 27 deadline to get on a registry and set an appointment to update yields and reallocate base.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-contact-fsa-feb-27-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farmers-urged-contact-fsa-feb-27-deadline#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:42:00 +0000 91071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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 COOL lawsuit dismissed by US district court http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cool-lawsuit-dismissed-us-district-court <div class="node-body article-body">Canadian cattle and hog industries have argued that COOL has cost them combined losses of more than $900 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cool-lawsuit-dismissed-us-district-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cool-lawsuit-dismissed-us-district-court#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:57:00 +0000 91041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop production mixed bag for New Mexico in 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico's crop production numbers for 2014 are tied closely to ongoing problems associated with the drought. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:11:00 +0000 91031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. cattle prices spike over Mad Cow report http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-prices-spike-over-mad-cow-report <div class="node-body article-body">Reports of BSE in a Canadian cow have caused a spike in U.S. cattle prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-prices-spike-over-mad-cow-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-prices-spike-over-mad-cow-report#comments Livestock Bovine SpongiformEncephalopathy Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:57:00 +0000 91021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Live cattle prices have spiked this week on news that a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, was confirmed in a Canadian beef cow.</p> U.S. could be facing megadrought http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought <div class="node-body article-body">A megadrought is possible for a large area of the United States in the not-too-distant future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:37:00 +0000 91011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas drought status remains at 39 percent http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers and other ag watchers are hesitant to call the drought over, even in locations showing only abnormally dry conditions or currently considered drought free</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:15:00 +0000 91001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drought status has improved since summer, but areas remain ins exceptional drought.</p> Red River Crops Conference covers multiple crops, marketing and farm bill http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-covers-multiple-crops-marketing-and-farm-bill <div class="node-body gallery-body">Red River Crops Conference offers updates on multiple crops, legislation and markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-covers-multiple-crops-marketing-and-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-covers-multiple-crops-marketing-and-farm-bill#comments Cotton Crops Conferences Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:11:00 +0000 90981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sesame farmers Kyle Streit and Delby Darr</p> Oklahoma Peanut Expo features production, legislation marketing updates http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/oklahoma-peanut-expo-features-production-legislation-marketing-updates <div class="node-body article-body">Bart Fischer, chief economist for the House Ag Committee, has been invited to discuss “year one of peanuts in the farm bill.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/oklahoma-peanut-expo-features-production-legislation-marketing-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/oklahoma-peanut-expo-features-production-legislation-marketing-updates#comments Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:57:00 +0000 90961 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 Cotton Spin: A tightening U.S. cotton situation http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-tightening-us-cotton-situation <div class="node-body article-body">Market specialist projects Dec. ’15 cotton futures to trade between 58 and 70 cents; does not expect to see the higher end of the range until after planting is over.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-tightening-us-cotton-situation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-tightening-us-cotton-situation#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:52:00 +0000 90941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Sorghum producers should watch for sugarcane aphids http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-producers-should-watch-sugarcane-aphids <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grain sorghum producers from South Texas, into the Blacklands, up into Oklahoma and the Texas High Plains should be alert this year for sugarcane aphid infestations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-producers-should-watch-sugarcane-aphids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-producers-should-watch-sugarcane-aphids#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:29:00 +0000 90931 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas, gave an overview of the sugarcane aphid at the Blackland Income Growth Conference held in Waco recently.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Grants available to help new farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grants-available-help-new-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">New farm bill programs support USDA efforts to attract more young people to agriculture careers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grants-available-help-new-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/grants-available-help-new-farmers#comments Government Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:11:00 +0000 90921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. cattle herd rebuilding http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-rebuilding <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. beef cow inventory is up 2 percent from a year ago, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service cattle report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-rebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-rebuilding#comments Livestock Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:33:00 +0000 90901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle prices should remain historically high in 2015 as tight supplies of cattle continue. However, herd rebuilding is steadily increasing, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service cattle inventory report.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) 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 Stronger dollar could hurt US commodity exports http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/stronger-dollar-could-hurt-us-commodity-exports <div class="node-body article-body">While a stronger dollar may help stabilize prices for certain farm or ranch supply items, it also has a negative impact on exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/stronger-dollar-could-hurt-us-commodity-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/stronger-dollar-could-hurt-us-commodity-exports#comments Markets Import and Export Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:32:00 +0000 90871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com