Business http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/4890/more en Pigs pose problems for producers around the state http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/pigs-pose-problems-producers-around-state <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> The statewide population estimate is around 2.6 million wild pigs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/pigs-pose-problems-producers-around-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/pigs-pose-problems-producers-around-state#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:50:00 +0000 98301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The large rooted -up area to this East Texas bermudagrass pasture is one type of typical damage done by feral hogs.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Billy Higginbotham) Private company seeks property condemnation through eminent domain http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/private-company-seeks-property-condemnation-through-eminent-domain <div class="node-body article-body">“What separates this case is that eminent domain is being abused by a private corporation, solely for its own benefit,” Fitzgerald writes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/private-company-seeks-property-condemnation-through-eminent-domain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/private-company-seeks-property-condemnation-through-eminent-domain#comments Management Inputs Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:27:00 +0000 97781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Farmsteads across Texas could be in jeopardy of eminent domain condemnation if a Median county case succeeds.</p> News of agribusiness: Michelin rolls out new high flexion tires http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-michelin-rolls-out-new-high-flexion-tires <div class="node-body article-body">Michelin’s Very High Flexion (VF) tires include a class of agricultural tires designed to handle bigger and heavier farm equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-michelin-rolls-out-new-high-flexion-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-michelin-rolls-out-new-high-flexion-tires#comments Equipment Inputs Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:26:00 +0000 97671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>MICHELIN VF520/85R42 CFO 177A8 CerexBib tire</p> U.S. tractor factory to be built in Cuba http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/us-tractor-factory-be-built-cuba <div class="node-body article-body">Two Alabama investors plan to move forward with plans to build a plant that will have the capability to assemble up to a thousand tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/us-tractor-factory-be-built-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/us-tractor-factory-be-built-cuba#comments Government Import and Export Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:03:00 +0000 97431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Old equipment is about all that&#39;s available for Cuban agriculture, but&nbsp; two Alabama investors may soon be producing new tractors for sale to private farmers in Cuba.</p> Ben Scholz New amendments to Cuban sanctions announced by Feds http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-amendments-cuban-sanctions-announced-feds <div class="node-body article-body">The White House announced in December, 2014, that the administration would pursue a path toward normalizing relations with Cuba.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-amendments-cuban-sanctions-announced-feds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/new-amendments-cuban-sanctions-announced-feds#comments Government Marketing and Promotion Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:37:00 +0000 96811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Easing of travel restrictions will make it easier for U.S. citizens, including agricultural groups, to visit Cuba, where tobacco is a major crop.</p> Getty Images/Joe Raedle Conference updates grain and cattle markets, land values, farm finance, economy and technology http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/conference-updates-grain-and-cattle-markets-land-values-farm-finance-economy-and-technolo <div class="node-body gallery-body">OSU Rural Economic Outlook Conference is early enough to allow producers time to review budgets, analyze farm programs and consider finances for the next crop year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/conference-updates-grain-and-cattle-markets-land-values-farm-finance-economy-and-technolo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/conference-updates-grain-and-cattle-markets-land-values-farm-finance-economy-and-technolo#comments Management Erosion Finance Inputs Livestock Wheat Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:03:00 +0000 95401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The annual OSU Rural Economic Outlook Conference touched on a wide range of issues affecting agriculture.</p> Six trends you can’t afford to miss if you’re in agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/six-trends-you-can-t-afford-miss-if-you-re-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">“There has never been a better time to be in agriculture,” says Lowell Catlett. “There has never been a better time to live in rural America.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/six-trends-you-can-t-afford-miss-if-you-re-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/six-trends-you-can-t-afford-miss-if-you-re-agriculture#comments Management Management Technology Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:16:00 +0000 95211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&ldquo;Once you&rsquo;re up, you don&rsquo;t want to come down,&rdquo; Lowell Catlett explains the the Rural Economic Outlook conference in Stillwater, Okla. &nbsp;</p> Judy Rudin, communication specialist, Agricultural Economics, OSU House passes bipartisan budget agreement http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/house-passes-bipartisan-budget-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">Pressure from the ag industry, speaking in one voice, was instrumental in the agreement to reverse the insurance subsidy cuts in the omnibus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/house-passes-bipartisan-budget-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/house-passes-bipartisan-budget-agreement#comments Cotton Farm Bill 2012 Cotton Crop Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:51:00 +0000 95091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farm bill rollout in home stretch administrator says http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-rollout-home-stretch-administrator-says <div class="node-body article-body">“I feel good about our FSA offices here in Texas and across the nation for the work they have done over the past two years to get these programs rolled out,” said USDA-FSA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-rollout-home-stretch-administrator-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-rollout-home-stretch-administrator-says#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Farm Bill 2012 Beef Cotton Crop Flooding Grains Wed, 14 Oct 2015 20:04:00 +0000 94821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>USDA-FSA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini.</p> TAMU Ag engineering celebration shows historic changes. http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/tamu-ag-engineering-celebration-shows-historic-changes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Texas A&M agricultural and engineering department was established as an independent department within the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas on July 6, 1915</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/tamu-ag-engineering-celebration-shows-historic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/tamu-ag-engineering-celebration-shows-historic-changes#comments Equipment Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Farm Equipment Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:36:00 +0000 94771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>An old photo depicting the 100-year celebration of the Texas A&amp;M Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department outside Scoates Hall on the Texas A&amp;M University campus in College Station.</p>