Featured http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5409/more en I am saddened beyond words over recent killings http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings <div class="node-body blog-body">I woke up this morning to hear the horrifying news that five police officers had been killed in Dallas, Texas, while protecting a Black Lives Matter protest.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:49:00 +0000 99981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Boston visit reminds of us why we celebrate the Fourth of July http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july <div class="node-body blog-body">Boston reminds us that Americans have never agreed on every bit of policy, on every suggestion for the common good, or on every plan to make our country stronger.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:25:00 +0000 99831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&quot;Oh say can you see...&quot;</p> Communicators honor Brandon for contributions to agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/communicators-honor-brandon-contributions-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Press Editorial Director Hembree Brandon has been named the 2016 recipient of the Reuben Brigham Award by the Association for Communication Excellence </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/communicators-honor-brandon-contributions-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/communicators-honor-brandon-contributions-agriculture#comments Miscellaneous People Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:48:00 +0000 99691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas AgriLife's Mazurkiewicz receives Medal of Merit from Republic of Poland http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilifes-mazurkiewicz-receives-medal-merit-republic-poland <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazurkiewicz traces his Polish roots back to his great-grandparents, who came to the United States 130 years ago.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilifes-mazurkiewicz-receives-medal-merit-republic-poland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/texas-agrilifes-mazurkiewicz-receives-medal-merit-republic-poland#comments Government Awards Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 99531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Regents Fellow and director of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program for the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, received the Medal of Merit from Republic of Poland President Andrzej Duda during a ceremony June 14 in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland. (Republic of Poland photo)</p> At 38 years and counting editor still has much to learn http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn <div class="node-body blog-body">I soon learned just how ignorant I was about the complexity of agriculture.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:02:00 +0000 99471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>On the job in Lamesa, Texas, with good friend Shawn Holladay.</p> Farm chores cited among most dangerous summer jobs for teenagers http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers <div class="node-body blog-body">A lot of jobs on a farm offer varying degrees of hazard. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:06:00 +0000 99361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Larry Combest takes on Heritage Action http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/larry-combest-takes-heritage-action <div class="node-body article-body">Larry Combest always stood firm on his commitment to agriculture and the needs of rural America.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/larry-combest-takes-heritage-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/larry-combest-takes-heritage-action#comments Management People Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:52:00 +0000 99261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com May in farm country is a month for hope http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope <div class="node-body blog-body">Drive out a Farm to Market road from Lubbock, in any direction, and look for small dust clouds billowing out behind planters.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/may-farm-country-month-hope#comments Cotton Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 26 May 2016 13:02:00 +0000 99111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Tell-tale swirls of dust help locate planters. Here, they are planting peanuts.</p> Is a world without war, poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance remotely possible? http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-war-poverty-hunger-disease-and-ignorance-remotely-possible <div class="node-body blog-body">The Internet and technology will open new avenues of information to people across the globe, and with this new enlightenment, people will become more educated, more aware of what goes on in the bigger world, and more able to find solutions to life’s infinite array of problems.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-war-poverty-hunger-disease-and-ignorance-remotely-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-war-poverty-hunger-disease-and-ignorance-remotely-possible#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:00 +0000 98951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com What do NBA’s Steph Curry and Southwest editor have in common? http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/what-do-nba-s-steph-curry-and-southwest-editor-have-common <div class="node-body blog-body">I hurt my knee walking from a table to the condiment shelf in a fast-food restaurant. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/what-do-nba-s-steph-curry-and-southwest-editor-have-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/what-do-nba-s-steph-curry-and-southwest-editor-have-common#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:44:00 +0000 98551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com