Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Changes in Gulf Coast land cover reported http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changes-gulf-coast-land-cover-reported <div class="node-body article-body">Nothing remains as it was. Great plains that once stretched for miles untouched by plow or highway have, in recent times, become the bread basket of modern agriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changes-gulf-coast-land-cover-reported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changes-gulf-coast-land-cover-reported#comments Management Water Shortage Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:54:00 +0000 91661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com A short gripe session from your humble editor http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/short-gripe-session-your-humble-editor <div class="node-body blog-body">A short list of foibles, faux pas and fussiness.</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/short-gripe-session-your-humble-editor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/short-gripe-session-your-humble-editor#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:54:00 +0000 91611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com AGDAY gallery: Agriculture offers chance to say thanks http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agday-gallery-agriculture-offers-chance-say-thanks <div class="node-body gallery-body"> Today, we’d like to tell a bit of agriculture's story with a few pictures depicting a little scrap of what farmers do for the rest of us.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agday-gallery-agriculture-offers-chance-say-thanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agday-gallery-agriculture-offers-chance-say-thanks#comments Management Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:51:00 +0000 91481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Maybe some rain will come from this cloud and provide much-needed moisture to West Texas farmland.</p> Ag Day salutes American farmers and ranchers http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ag-day-salutes-american-farmers-and-ranchers <div class="node-body blog-body">What I know about U.S. farmers deals more with emotion than arithmetic. I witness the heart and soul of the U.S. farm.</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/ag-day-salutes-american-farmers-and-ranchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ag-day-salutes-american-farmers-and-ranchers#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:16:00 +0000 91471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Reporting the negative is part of ag reporter’s job http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/reporting-negative-part-ag-reporter-s-job <div class="node-body blog-body">We have reported a lot of bad news over the past few years, including legislation, regulation, drought and weeds that seem impossible to kill. But that’s part of the job.</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/reporting-negative-part-ag-reporter-s-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/reporting-negative-part-ag-reporter-s-job#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:03:00 +0000 91361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dry fields and low pricest are part of what farm writers cover. We also write abouty bin busters and dollar cotton.</p> Nitrogen may offer better bioethanol solution http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution#comments Management Ethanol Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:16:00 +0000 91161 at http://southwestfarmpress.com February predictions hit the mark http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark <div class="node-body blog-body">Today is Feb. 19. Thank goodness it isn’t a leap year. </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/february-predictions-hit-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:36:00 +0000 91061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Warm days in February offer hint of spring http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s Feb. 9 and I’m heading west out of Denton, jogging a bit south to run through Fort Worth and the tangle of torn-up highways, deconstructed bridges and snarled traffic, over to 820 and to 30 and then I-20 to Abilene, where I’ll bed down for the night before an early start tomorrow to catch a field day about an hour’s drive north.</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/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:27:00 +0000 90891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Soybeans coming off Bumper year http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soybeans-coming-bumper-year <div class="field-byline"> Mark Welch, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension economist; Kim Anderson, Scott Clawson, OSU Extension economists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The soybean industry is coming off a banner year in 2014. U.S. planted acres, yield, production, and total use set record all-time highs. World soybean production, use, and trade were all at record highs as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soybeans-coming-bumper-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soybeans-coming-bumper-year#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:29:00 +0000 90441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The soybean industry is coming off a banner year in 2014.</p> Texas AgriiLife photo IPM agent’s dirty boots will be hard to fill http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill <div class="node-body blog-body">Jim worked the Northeast corner of Texas, an area rich in some good soils (some not so good); a tradition of producing a varied crop mix.</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/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/ipm-agent-s-dirty-boots-will-be-hard-fill#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:50:00 +0000 90521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jim Swart checks grain sorghum for sugarcane aphid infestations.</p>