Plant and Animal Health http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5648/more en Texas weather rough ride for farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Last week's storms represent only the latest barrage of unstable weather across the region this spring.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Vegetables Cotton Flooding Grains Hay Livestock Vegetables Mon, 23 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 99031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Livestock budget updates help calculate expense and profit http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The spreadsheets give producers the ability to produce individualized budgets for their operations,” said Jerry Cornforth, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit#comments Livestock Livestock Mon, 23 May 2016 14:28:00 +0000 99021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A series of spreadsheets is now available to help producers develop planning budgets for the current year.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Agricultural law specialist: Good farm practices, careful hiring practices thwart legal issues http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners may need to implement a few extra policies to prevent deceitful employees from creating videos on a farm.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:06:00 +0000 97751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Livestock operators should develop hiring practices to reduce the possibility of deceitful videos posted to social media, says a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension ag law specialist.</p> Ag Appreciation Luncheon offers opportunity to honor farmers and ranchers http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-appreciation-luncheon-offers-opportunity-honor-farmers-and-ranchers-0 <div class="node-body video-body"> I got to explain why I love my job and describe the reasons I believe agriculture remains the most important industry in the country.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-appreciation-luncheon-offers-opportunity-honor-farmers-and-ranchers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-appreciation-luncheon-offers-opportunity-honor-farmers-and-ranchers-0#comments Management Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Livestock Peanuts Wheat Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:19:00 +0000 97721 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>harvest season is a great time to visit a farm.</p> Three new reports from Texas AgriLife of interest to livestock operations http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations <div class="field-byline"> Texas AgriLife media </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Livestock producers may be interested in three new reports from Texas AgriLife experts.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations#comments Livestock Livestock Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:46:00 +0000 97681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A recent Texas A&amp;M AgriLife study details the importance of selecting genetically superior bulls in rebuilding a cow/calf operation.</p> (AgriLife Extension photo by Joe Paschal) Sonora AgriLife research station marks 100 years http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, Walker said the station’s research has branched into a number of areas relating to noxious plant control, profitability of ranching and wildlife management.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years#comments Livestock Events Livestock Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:41:00 +0000 97311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sheep producers inspect rams during a long ago performance test at the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research station at Sonora/Rocksprings.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo) Stocks weigh heavily on lamb market http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market <div class="field-byline"> David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and JJ Jones, Extension Economist, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Historically strong prices reflect continued opportunity for goat meat producers.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market#comments Livestock Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Livestock Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:16:00 +0000 96871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Historically strong prices reflect continued opportunity for goat meat producers in 2016.</p> Deadlines loom for livestock assistance programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadlines-loom-livestock-assistance-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers who think they may qualify for LFP assistance need to hurry, says Texas State FSA Director Judith Canales. “Deadline is Feb. 1.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadlines-loom-livestock-assistance-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadlines-loom-livestock-assistance-programs#comments Livestock Cattle Farm Service Agency (FSA) Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:45:00 +0000 96701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Snow cover from the winter storm Goliath persisted for weeks in the Texas Panhandle, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service county agent reports.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Ted McCollum) AgriLife Extension, others offer materials for Goliath, other disaster victims http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-extension-others-offer-materials-goliath-other-disaster-victims <div class="field-byline"> Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It is important to remember that in times of high stress to take steps to monitor the emotional and physical health of your family, co-workers and yourself.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-extension-others-offer-materials-goliath-other-disaster-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-extension-others-offer-materials-goliath-other-disaster-victims#comments Livestock Disaster Aid Cattle Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:09:00 +0000 96431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A group of riders&nbsp; searches for stray cattle in the aftermath of winter storm Goliath. Losses from natural disasters may bring emotional as well as financial stress. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Shelia Grissom Deadly weather causes heavy herd loss across Southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadly-weather-causes-heavy-herd-loss-across-southwest <div class="node-body article-body"> Estimated cattle loses ranging from 5,000 to a high of 50,000-plus from winter storm Goliath.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadly-weather-causes-heavy-herd-loss-across-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadly-weather-causes-heavy-herd-loss-across-southwest#comments Livestock El Nino Cattle Freeze Damage Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:51:00 +0000 96401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A view from horseback of volunteers rounding up stray cattle following winter storm Goliath. As many as 50,000 head of cattle may have been lost during the storm.</p>