Grains http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Answer Tech Summit showcases WinField US’s commitment to ag data management http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/answer-tech-summit-showcases-winfield-us-s-commitment-ag-data-management <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2016 Answer Tech Summit is the first since Land O’Lakes, Inc. (WinField US Parent Company) and United Suppliers, Inc. merged last fall, creating “a single, relevant and competitive system of independent agricultural retailers.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/answer-tech-summit-showcases-winfield-us-s-commitment-ag-data-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/answer-tech-summit-showcases-winfield-us-s-commitment-ag-data-management#comments Grains Grains Inputs Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:54:00 +0000 100071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Microsoft&#39;s Grad Conn with a satellite model at the Winfield US Answer Tech Summit, BEYOND, in Dallas, Texas</p> Storage bins play critical role on grain farm http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/storage-bins-play-critical-role-grain-farm <div class="node-body article-body">“If we get a bump in the basis, we might sell some wheat in October or November, and look for opportunities from December into March. If it’s a short crop year, we may sell out of the field.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/storage-bins-play-critical-role-grain-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/storage-bins-play-critical-role-grain-farm#comments Grains Wheat Corn Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:39:00 +0000 100011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Chad Wetzel, left, chats with Jim Swart, executive director, Cereal Crops Research Incorporated, about 2016 crop prospects.Wetzel said in early June that corn needed one more good rain to make a good yield. Wetzel farms with his father Bruce near Tom Bean, Texas.</p> Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging <div class="node-body article-body">“Many farmers who are in precarious financial situations may face forced sales, and a depressed equipment market certainly won’t improve matters.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Lenders across Mississippi reported that, on average, 61 percent of farmers had less than one year&rsquo;s operating capital available to meet financial obligations, while 39 percent had one to two years&rsquo; operating capital available.</strong></em></p> Getty Images/Chung Sung Jun 2016 South Texas sorghum harvest gallery http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/2016-south-texas-sorghum-harvest-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">From the Texas Coastal Bend to the Rio Grande Valley, grain producers are reporting average to good yields for grain sorghum and corn.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/2016-south-texas-sorghum-harvest-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/2016-south-texas-sorghum-harvest-gallery#comments Cotton Grains Cotton Grain Sorghum Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:39:00 +0000 99771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Bird harvesting milo as harvester approaches on County Rd. 12</p> Conditions have gone from one extreme to the other for producers across Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/conditions-have-gone-one-extreme-other-producers-across-texas <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now, dryland crops are facing another challenge – heat and rapidly decreasing moisture levels.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/conditions-have-gone-one-extreme-other-producers-across-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/conditions-have-gone-one-extreme-other-producers-across-texas#comments Cotton Grains Drought Cotton Grains Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:53:00 +0000 99761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Brazos Valley cotton producers with irrigation capability are watering their fields after high temperatures sapped topsoil moisture levels.</p> (Texas AgriLife A&M Extension Service photo by Robert Burns) Seven key topics from the Stiles Farm Field Day http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/seven-key-topics-stiles-farm-field-day <div class="node-body article-body">Seven good reasons the 53rd Stiles Farm foundation Field Day attracted a large crowd of farmers, livestock operators, and ag industry leaders..</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/seven-key-topics-stiles-farm-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/seven-key-topics-stiles-farm-field-day#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Cattle Cotton Grains Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:53:00 +0000 99751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Conservation tillage is an ongoing research project on the Stiles Farm.</p> Stiles field Day featured drone technology http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/stiles-field-day-featured-drone-technology <div class="node-body gallery-body">Field day features a drone demonstration, updates on crop nutrition, sugarcane aphids in sorghum, laws and regulations changes, horn fly control in cattle and aquatic weed management.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/stiles-field-day-featured-drone-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/stiles-field-day-featured-drone-technology#comments Cotton Grains Cotton Grains Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:30:00 +0000 99731 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drone adaptability to farm and ranch use was a featured part of the recent Stiles Farm field day.</p> Late nitrogen application may help saturated corn fields http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/late-nitrogen-application-may-help-saturated-corn-fields <div class="node-body article-body">“Corn may be able to take up some nitrogen late. If it’s applied close to tasseling, for instance, we could see benefits.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/late-nitrogen-application-may-help-saturated-corn-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/late-nitrogen-application-may-help-saturated-corn-fields#comments Grains Corn Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:08:00 +0000 99721 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Late nitrogen application may save some yield if corn has lost nutrients to denitrification.</p> Brexit: What's its impact on rice, cotton, grain prices? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/brexit-whats-its-impact-rice-cotton-grain-prices <div class="field-byline"> Robert Coats </div> <div class="field-deck"> United Kingdom votes to leave European Union </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, rice, cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat, and oil experienced price weakness as markets moved into a risk-off mode.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/brexit-whats-its-impact-rice-cotton-grain-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/brexit-whats-its-impact-rice-cotton-grain-prices#comments Cotton Grains Markets Wheat Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:19:00 +0000 99701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><span>A Vote to Leave campaigner holds a placard at a rally for votes to leave the European Union in the referendum.</span></p> Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Corn prices tumble as supply outlook improves in top exporters http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-prices-tumble-supply-outlook-improves-top-exporters <div class="field-byline"> Megan Durisin and Tatiana Freitas, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Corn futures in Chicago fell by the most in three years and prices slumped in Sao Paulo state as the supply outlook improves in the U.S. and Brazil, the world’s top exporters.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-prices-tumble-supply-outlook-improves-top-exporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-prices-tumble-supply-outlook-improves-top-exporters#comments Grains Markets Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:50:00 +0000 99611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com