Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Despite hardships, America’s cotton farmers persevere http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere <div class="node-body blog-body">That’s what I like about cotton people: markets, weather, and pests may create havoc, but those in the industry somehow find a way to endure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/despite-hardships-america-s-cotton-farmers-persevere#comments Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:38:00 +0000 96991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jimmy Dodson, left, accepts the Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award from National Cotton Council Chairman Sledge Taylor at the NCC annual meeting last week in Dallas.</p> Bayer takes off gloves in fight over Belt insecticide http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer seeks to stop EPA’s proposed cancellation of flubendiamide, which exaggerates risk and would deny farmers a valuable tool in battling damaging insects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide#comments Government Management Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:40:00 +0000 96951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Old friends: They’re the ones who know where you came from http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came <div class="node-body blog-body">We celebrated the Wren High School Class of 1967. We’ve done okay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-friends-they-re-ones-who-know-where-you-came#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:26:00 +0000 96801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Income tax treatment of casualty and disaster losses http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/income-tax-treatment-casualty-and-disaster-losses <div class="field-byline"> J C. Hobbs, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Wayne Hayenga, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In some instances, a taxable gain can occur when insurance or other proceeds are greater than the adjusted tax basis of the items. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/income-tax-treatment-casualty-and-disaster-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/income-tax-treatment-casualty-and-disaster-losses#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:59:00 +0000 96711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Some flood damage may be deductible. Checking with a tax preparer is always a good idea, according to Extension Serice experts.</p> U.S. agricultural trade going in opposite directions http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-agricultural-trade-going-opposite-directions <div class="field-byline"> Luis Ribera, Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Larry D. Sanders, Professor, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agricultural imports will be up from $115.5 billion in 2015 (a record) to a new record of $122.5 billion in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-agricultural-trade-going-opposite-directions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-agricultural-trade-going-opposite-directions#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:03:00 +0000 96691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com WATERS OF THE U.S. — The unending saga of one of EPA’s most controversial rules http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/waters-us-unending-saga-one-epa-s-most-controversial-rules <div class="field-byline"> Shannon L. Ferrell, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University and Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service Department of Agricultural Economics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite continuing pressure from Congress to reconsider the rule entirely, the EPA and Corps of Engineers released their final rule in the Federal Register June 29, 2015, with an effective date of August 28, 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/waters-us-unending-saga-one-epa-s-most-controversial-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/waters-us-unending-saga-one-epa-s-most-controversial-rules#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:32:00 +0000 96671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Waters Of The United States rule created controversy before it was released by the Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Expect little change in input costs as tough times continue http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/expect-little-change-input-costs-tough-times-continue <div class="field-byline"> Steven L. Klose, Professor and Extension Economist Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Phil Kenkel, Professor, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, cost of production is expected to be mostly flat relative to 2015, but those levels are still high enough to create a very challenging profit margin squeeze on most budgets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/expect-little-change-input-costs-tough-times-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/expect-little-change-input-costs-tough-times-continue#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:58:00 +0000 96661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Taking advantage of opportunities to save money on input costs, wile not sacrificing yield potential may help farmers&#39; profit potential in 2016.</p> Quite enough, thanks; winter’s better in theory than in practice http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice <div class="node-body blog-body">Winter wind cuts through flesh as certain as a Ginsu steak knife slices a soda can</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/quite-enough-thanks-winter-s-better-theory-practice#comments Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:06:00 +0000 96641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cold weather creates some scenic vistas but also&nbsp; harsh working conditions.</p> Low commodity prices testing producer safety net programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/low-commodity-prices-testing-producer-safety-net-programs <div class="field-byline"> Joe L. Outlaw, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Eric A. DeVuyst, Professor, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The government safety net was designed to alleviate at least some of this financial stress. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/low-commodity-prices-testing-producer-safety-net-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/low-commodity-prices-testing-producer-safety-net-programs#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Thu, 21 Jan 2016 01:41:00 +0000 96611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. economy 2016: Major uncertainty for farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-economy-2016-major-uncertainty-farmers <div class="field-byline"> Larry D. Sanders Professor and Economist Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Reserve, with monetary policy, has been the key player in managing the U.S. economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-economy-2016-major-uncertainty-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-economy-2016-major-uncertainty-farmers#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:47:00 +0000 96571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The U.S, economy will exert a strong influence on agriculture in 2016.</p>