Business http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/4890/more en OSU Rural Outlook conference Oct. 21 http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/osu-rural-outlook-conference-oct-21 <div class="node-body article-body">The annual conference offers Oklahoma and Southwest farmers and ranchers an opportunity to evaluate trends, markets and opportunities in various enterprises at an opportune time to affect decision-making for the 2017 cropping season.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/osu-rural-outlook-conference-oct-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/osu-rural-outlook-conference-oct-21#comments Management Management Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:31:00 +0000 101201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>OSU agricultural economists Damona Doye and Kim Anderson prepare for presentation at the 2015 Rural Economic Outlook conference. This year&#39;s conference is slated for Oct. 21&nbsp;</p> Ag Data Coalition adds Agri-AFC as founding member http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-coalition-adds-agri-afc-founding-member <div class="node-body article-body">ADC’s mission is to build a secure repository where farmers can manage the volumes of production information generated by their farms.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-coalition-adds-agri-afc-founding-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-coalition-adds-agri-afc-founding-member#comments Cotton Bookkeeping/Accounting Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:28:00 +0000 101131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com News of agribusiness: The Monsanto Fund provides farmers opportunity to give to community http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/news-agribusiness-monsanto-fund-provides-farmers-opportunity-give-community <div class="node-body article-body">Through November 30, 2016, eligible farmers residing in eligible counties will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/news-agribusiness-monsanto-fund-provides-farmers-opportunity-give-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/news-agribusiness-monsanto-fund-provides-farmers-opportunity-give-community#comments Management Crops Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:26:00 +0000 101021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ten ways technology will change the way retailers support farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ten-ways-technology-will-change-way-retailers-support-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">“Phase 1 of precision agriculture is already in place; Phase 2 will be integrating data to increase yield, drive down costs, and improve sustainability.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ten-ways-technology-will-change-way-retailers-support-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ten-ways-technology-will-change-way-retailers-support-farmers#comments Management Inputs Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:39:00 +0000 100111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Mike Vande Logt, left, executive vice president and chief operating officer for WinField US, chats with Ag Answer Tech Summit Showcase exhibitor&nbsp;Andy Vigna, Field View.</p> Ag’s aging infrastructure: Capital needed to modernize, expand http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-s-aging-infrastructure-capital-needed-modernize-expand <div class="node-body article-body">Grain handling facilities and transportation infrastructure to move grain to those facilities are in dire need of upgrades.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-s-aging-infrastructure-capital-needed-modernize-expand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-s-aging-infrastructure-capital-needed-modernize-expand#comments Management Equipment Management Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:40:00 +0000 99841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Construction is underway to expand Thresher Artisan Wheat at its Newdale, Idaho, location.&nbsp; Grain handling facilities across the nation are in need of upgrades.</p> Photo courtesy of Agspring Trust the ag lender, crop insurance cuts would most harm family farms http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/trust-ag-lender-crop-insurance-cuts-would-most-harm-family-farms <div class="field-byline"> Scotty Elston, AgTexas Farm Credit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many producers are facing the tough question: can I afford to continue farming?</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/trust-ag-lender-crop-insurance-cuts-would-most-harm-family-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/trust-ag-lender-crop-insurance-cuts-would-most-harm-family-farms#comments Management Crop Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:17:00 +0000 99581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rain, too little or too much, may affect farm productivity and farmer&#39;s ability to continue. crop insurance, especially for cotton farmers, has become the&nbsp; safety net they rely on.</p> Part 1 of 3: Oklahoma facing potential for heavy tick infestations http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/part-1-3-oklahoma-facing-potential-heavy-tick-infestations <div class="field-byline"> Leilana McKindra, OSU Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Not only do you have ideal environmental conditions, but you also have ideal pasture conditions that allow wild animals to import tick populations.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/part-1-3-oklahoma-facing-potential-heavy-tick-infestations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/part-1-3-oklahoma-facing-potential-heavy-tick-infestations#comments Livestock Human Resources Livestock Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:12:00 +0000 99291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Experts anticipate this year&rsquo;s tick season will be longer and possibly more intense after recent mild winters and wet springs. Hard ticks, such as the American dog tick (shown here) and the lone star tick, will be a main concern for Oklahomans.</p> Farm theme parks popular in Japan http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-theme-parks-popular-japan <div class="node-body article-body">The rapidly growing number of agricultural theme parks in Japan offers diversity from one park to the next.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-theme-parks-popular-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-theme-parks-popular-japan#comments Management Management Tue, 31 May 2016 19:53:00 +0000 99191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Most of the time, when folks think of theme parks, they think about rides, shows and unhealthy food. Agro-tourism, however, may change that concept by offering the public opportunities to visit working farms to see how their food is grown. Japan, for instance, has thriving agricultural theme parks.</p> Thinkstock/Credit: Image Source Pink Improved transportation infrastructure essential for agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/improved-transportation-infrastructure-essential-agriculture <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> “If you look at agriculture today, you’ve got to have a plan for the future, and transportation is such a critical component of that,” said Dr. Doug Steele, AgriLife Extension director, College Statio</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/improved-transportation-infrastructure-essential-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/improved-transportation-infrastructure-essential-agriculture#comments Outlook Marketing and Promotion Thu, 19 May 2016 14:42:00 +0000 98981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Photo Credit: tfoxfoto/Thinkstock Farming future requires better connectivity http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farming-future-requires-better-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">As the technology continues to develop and becomes a more popular tool across the industry, agriculture is seeing a rapid growth of more companies getting involved.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farming-future-requires-better-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farming-future-requires-better-connectivity#comments Management Precision farming Mon, 09 May 2016 16:24:00 +0000 98771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p class="title" data-asset-id="520295082" data-popup="data-popup">Farmer standing in a wheat field and looking at tablet</p> Thinkstock Photo Credit: Zoran Zeremski