Grains http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Corn prices expected to edge up, could pressure fed cattle bids in 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-prices-expected-edge-could-pressure-fed-cattle-bids-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The record corn harvest in the U.S. and the recent decline in the price of corn could affect planting decisions by grain farmers heading into 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-prices-expected-edge-could-pressure-fed-cattle-bids-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-prices-expected-edge-could-pressure-fed-cattle-bids-2015#comments Grains Corn Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:10:00 +0000 89121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Sugarcane aphid here to stay in Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-here-stay-texas <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sugarcane aphid became a pest of sorghum for the first time in South Texas in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-here-stay-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-here-stay-texas#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:48:00 +0000 89111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sugarcane aphids cluster on the underside of grain sorghum leaves. The pest decreases yields and secretes a sticky waste called &ldquo;honeydew&rdquo; that gums up combine harvesters.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Raul Villanueva) Conference theme is future use of water and its impact on agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/conference-theme-future-use-water-and-its-impact-agriculture <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">TPPA conference theme is the future use of water and its impact on agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/conference-theme-future-use-water-and-its-impact-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/conference-theme-future-use-water-and-its-impact-agriculture#comments Grains Canola Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:18:00 +0000 89081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Canola production will be one of several sessions featured at the Texas Plant Protection Association conference scheduled Dec. 10-11 at the Brazos Center in Bryan.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Numbers don’t lie but can they be deceiving? http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/numbers-don-t-lie-can-they-be-deceiving <div class="node-body article-body">The key is having product to sell with the cost of production below the price times quantity produced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/numbers-don-t-lie-can-they-be-deceiving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/numbers-don-t-lie-can-they-be-deceiving#comments Grains Wheat Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:08:00 +0000 89011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>As wheat farmers complete planting this season many contend that the opportunity for wheat profit may be better than for other grains.</p> Bumper grain stocks bring supplies back to average levels http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/bumper-grain-stocks-bring-supplies-back-average-levels <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"The higher stocks that we’re seeing build in the United States over the last several years — also around the world — are important factors in keeping up with increasing demand," says AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist Mark Welch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/bumper-grain-stocks-bring-supplies-back-average-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/bumper-grain-stocks-bring-supplies-back-average-levels#comments Grains Grains Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:38:00 +0000 88941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>High corn yields in Texas and other states are drastically dropping prices and raising stocks.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns) Corn harvest is pleasant time with good crop http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-harvest-pleasant-time-good-crop <div class="node-body video-body">Max Swinburn, Dimmit, Texas, enjoys cutting corn, more so this year than for the past three when heat and drought limited production and increased costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-harvest-pleasant-time-good-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-harvest-pleasant-time-good-crop#comments Grains Corn Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:35:00 +0000 88891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ag Technology Conference set for Dec. 11 in Commerce http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/ag-technology-conference-set-dec-11-commerce <div class="node-body article-body">Annual ag tech conference will feature a close look at management strategies for the sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/ag-technology-conference-set-dec-11-commerce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/ag-technology-conference-set-dec-11-commerce#comments Grains Grains Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:13:00 +0000 88881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Northeast Texas grain sorghum producers battled sugarcane aphids this year. Control techniques will be discussed at the annual Ag Technology conference Dec. 11 on the TExas A&amp;M-commerce campus.</p> Corn harvest is pleasant chore for West Texas farmer http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-harvest-pleasant-chore-west-texas-farmer <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest concern for farmers in his area and across the Texas High Plains is water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-harvest-pleasant-chore-west-texas-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/corn-harvest-pleasant-chore-west-texas-farmer#comments Grains Corn Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:37:00 +0000 88841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dimmit, Texas, corn farmer Max Swinburn stops his combine to fix a broken belt. Overall, he says harvest is going well and the crop is a good one.</p> Sugarcane aphid field day set for Oct. 28 http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-field-day-set-oct-28 <div class="node-body article-body">A fall sugarcane aphid field day scheduled Oct. 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 at the Hoblitzelle Auditorium on the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research Center in Weslaco will include field tours and updates on potential damage from the pest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-field-day-set-oct-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-field-day-set-oct-28#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:09:00 +0000 88831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sugrcane aphids caused significant to grain sorghum across much of Texas in 2014.</p> General Mills rejects resolution to remove GMOs from product lines http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/general-mills-rejects-resolution-remove-gmos-product-lines <div class="node-body article-body">Fact-based scientific consensus can trump emotional appeals that are not tethered to science or reason in GMO discussions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/general-mills-rejects-resolution-remove-gmos-product-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/general-mills-rejects-resolution-remove-gmos-product-lines#comments Grains Traits Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:37:00 +0000 88441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com