Orchard Crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 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 Promising crop prospects for New Mexico pecan grower http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/promising-crop-prospects-new-mexico-pecan-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By the second week of May, the nuts in the pecan orchards at Halsell Farms, Inc. near Rincon, N.M. had just started to form.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/promising-crop-prospects-new-mexico-pecan-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/promising-crop-prospects-new-mexico-pecan-grower#comments Orchard Crops Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:53:00 +0000 99481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Pecan farmers pass Federal Marketing Order for research and promotion http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-farmers-pass-federal-marketing-order-research-and-promotion <div class="node-body article-body">Pecan producers pass Federal Marketing Order for Pecans.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-farmers-pass-federal-marketing-order-research-and-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-farmers-pass-federal-marketing-order-research-and-promotion#comments Orchard Crops Wed, 11 May 2016 14:42:00 +0000 98831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop marketing red flag — farmers, we have a problem http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem <div class="field-byline"> Steve Scott, Scott Agri Crop Marketers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers know they will have good years and they will have bad years. The objective is to build up enough equity in the good years to weather the inevitable bad years. It is a pattern every farmer is very familiar with. But what happens when it doesn’t work?</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/crop-marketing-red-flag-farmers-we-have-problem#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:18:00 +0000 98151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. trade negotiator pushes TPP trade deal, explains benefits http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits <div class="field-deck"> Ambassador Darci Vetter makes case in Little Rock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trade Ambassador Darci Vetter was in Arkansas in late March to explain the agriculture side of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:29:00 +0000 98081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em>Darci Vetter, the United States&rsquo; chief agricultural trade negotiator, visited Little Rock to promote the TPP trade deal. She is pictured with Harrison Pittman, director of the National Ag Law Center at the University of Arkansas.</em></p> Four seek to lead American Farm Bureau Federation http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/four-seek-lead-american-farm-bureau-federation <div class="field-byline"> Willie Vogt, Farm Press Editorial Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the first time in 16 years, the presidency of the American Farm Bureau Federation is up for grabs. Check out these candidate profiles.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/four-seek-lead-american-farm-bureau-federation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/four-seek-lead-american-farm-bureau-federation#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat American Farm Bureau Federation Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:54:00 +0000 95881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas vinters to get help from soybean treatment http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-vinters-get-help-soybean-treatment <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For many years Texas cotton farmers have battled a fungus, <em>Phymatotrichopsis omnivora</em>, better known as cotton root rot. The fungus caused devastating losses to cotton producers down through the years until researchers recently discovered that a fungicide initially intended to treat soybean rust worked well to help manage l the fungus in cotton fields.</p></div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-vinters-get-help-soybean-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-vinters-get-help-soybean-treatment#comments Orchard Crops Grapes Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:26:00 +0000 95371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Texas AgriLife research shows positive results for root rot control in grapes.</p> Land values flat across the nation, but vary across regions, enterprises http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/land-values-flat-across-nation-vary-across-regions-enterprises <div class="node-body article-body">Land values across the nation have remained relatively flat over the past year, with many Corn Belt states showing a decline. But land in most of the Southwest region continues to increase in value.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/land-values-flat-across-nation-vary-across-regions-enterprises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/land-values-flat-across-nation-vary-across-regions-enterprises#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:35:00 +0000 95281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cropland value and rental rates vary depending on location and typical cropping systems. Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Damona Doye discussed land values at the recent OSU Rural Economic Outlook Conference.</p> Just in time, substantial Oct. rains bring life to Southwest pecans, vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/just-time-substantial-oct-rains-bring-life-southwest-pecans-vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">Stretching across southern New Mexico to the Gulf Coast of Texas, pecan growers are reporting that rains over the last two weeks have improved prospect for a good nut crop this year. Optimism runs high that demand for quality pecans will boost holiday sales and producer profits.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/just-time-substantial-oct-rains-bring-life-southwest-pecans-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/just-time-substantial-oct-rains-bring-life-southwest-pecans-vegetables#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:35:00 +0000 95141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Pecans have been aided by recent rainfall in the Southwest.</p> Section 18 exemption sought in fight against HLB http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/section-18-exemption-sought-fight-against-hlb <div class="node-body article-body">In the U.S., HLB was first discovered in August 2005 in South Florida and currently is endemic in multiple states from the U.S. East Coast to the West Coast, including the three largest citrus-growing states, Florida, Texas and most recently California</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/section-18-exemption-sought-fight-against-hlb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/section-18-exemption-sought-fight-against-hlb#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:38:00 +0000 94881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) joined third party industry researchers are seeking a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of three products to battle citrus greening disease.</p>