Equipment http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Mars probe to be used by agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/mars-probe-be-used-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">The newly-named AgRover, a tracked robotic system, carries a soil sensing instrument that can test the quality of soil in any field. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/mars-probe-be-used-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/mars-probe-be-used-agriculture#comments Equipment Conservation Fri, 20 May 2016 16:06:00 +0000 99011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Thinkstock/Credit: rajeshbac AgriLife Extension conducting custom agricultural rate survey http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/agrilife-extension-conducting-custom-agricultural-rate-survey <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The survey will collect data on the following categories: tractor rental, tillage operations, planting operations, chemical and fertilizer application, custom harvesting, hay baling, land preparation, brush control and other miscellaneous operations or services.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/agrilife-extension-conducting-custom-agricultural-rate-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/agrilife-extension-conducting-custom-agricultural-rate-survey#comments Equipment Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:13:00 +0000 98091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A custom rate survey will collect data on many operations, including tillage.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) 14 ag law stories that could change the way you farm http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm <div class="field-byline"> Harrison M. Pittman, Elizabeth Rumley and Rusty Rumley </div> <div class="field-deck"> National Agricultural Law Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 2015, there have been a number of agriculture-related legal developments that will play out over the next year and impact agriculture throughout the country.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Irrigation Livestock Management Vegetables Wheat Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:11:00 +0000 97811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images News of agribusiness: Michelin rolls out new high flexion tires http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-michelin-rolls-out-new-high-flexion-tires <div class="node-body article-body">Michelin’s Very High Flexion (VF) tires include a class of agricultural tires designed to handle bigger and heavier farm equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-michelin-rolls-out-new-high-flexion-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-michelin-rolls-out-new-high-flexion-tires#comments Equipment Inputs Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:26:00 +0000 97671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>MICHELIN VF520/85R42 CFO 177A8 CerexBib tire</p> House passes transportation bill without SAFE Trucking Act http://southwestfarmpress.com/house-passes-transportation-bill-without-safe-trucking-act <div class="node-body link-body">Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act passes the House and is headed for a House-Senate conference committee facing a Nov. 20 deadline.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southwestfarmpress.com/site-files/southwestfarmpress.com/files/trucks-unloading.jpg?1447089410" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/house-passes-transportation-bill-without-safe-trucking-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Government Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:14:00 +0000 95301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com TAMU Ag engineering celebration shows historic changes. http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/tamu-ag-engineering-celebration-shows-historic-changes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Texas A&M agricultural and engineering department was established as an independent department within the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas on July 6, 1915</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/tamu-ag-engineering-celebration-shows-historic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/tamu-ag-engineering-celebration-shows-historic-changes#comments Equipment Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Farm Equipment Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:36:00 +0000 94771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>An old photo depicting the 100-year celebration of the Texas A&amp;M Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department outside Scoates Hall on the Texas A&amp;M University campus in College Station.</p> News of Agribusiness: Great Plains and SureFire Ag announce marketing agreement http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-great-plains-and-surefire-ag-announce-marketing-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">Great Plains will continue to design and build Nutri-Pro machines, while SureFire Ag will provide and install customized plumbing application systems for each machine.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-great-plains-and-surefire-ag-announce-marketing-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/news-agribusiness-great-plains-and-surefire-ag-announce-marketing-agreement#comments Equipment Farm Equipment Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:06:00 +0000 94721 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Strip-till offers best of conventional, no-till systems http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/strip-till-offers-best-conventional-no-till-systems <div class="node-body article-body">“No-till has its place,” he added, “but that doesn’t mean never tilling.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/strip-till-offers-best-conventional-no-till-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/strip-till-offers-best-conventional-no-till-systems#comments Equipment Conservation Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:04:00 +0000 93071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>TONY PROVIN, right, Extension soil chemist, chats with Stiles Farm manager Ryann Collett, at the annual Stiles Farm field Day recently, held indoors for the first time in 52 years.</p> UAVs transition to agriculture from military technology http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/uavs-transition-agriculture-military-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Adding drones to the concept of precision agriculture opens up a host of opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/uavs-transition-agriculture-military-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/equipment/uavs-transition-agriculture-military-technology#comments Equipment Technology Fri, 15 May 2015 16:57:00 +0000 92431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>DR. MICHAEL STAREK, assistant professor of geospatial surveying engineering at Texas A&amp;M-Corpus Christi, holds a&nbsp; Sensefly eBee UAV, the type to be used in agricultural research at the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi.&nbsp;<em> </em></p> (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) Watch marketing year average price to help farm bill decisions http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/watch-marketing-year-average-price-help-farm-bill-decisions <div class="node-body video-body">Farmers have numerous choices in the Agricultural Act of 2014 or 2014 farm bill, and those choices are there because someone fought for them, Texas A&M University economist says.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/watch-marketing-year-average-price-help-farm-bill-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/watch-marketing-year-average-price-help-farm-bill-decisions#comments Equipment Government Grains Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:50:00 +0000 89901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com