Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en APH yield exclusion option improves farmers’ ability to secure crop loans http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/aph-yield-exclusion-option-improves-farmers-ability-secure-crop-loans <div class="node-body article-body">Under the new farm bill program, yields can be excluded from farm APH when the county average yield for that crop year is at least 50 percent below the 10 previous consecutive crop years' average yiel</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/aph-yield-exclusion-option-improves-farmers-ability-secure-crop-loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/aph-yield-exclusion-option-improves-farmers-ability-secure-crop-loans#comments Management Risk Management Agency (RMA) Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:31:00 +0000 88971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drought has damagedSouthwest crop and livestock operations for more than three years. A provision being implemented in the Agriculture Act of 2014 will allow row crop producers to discount disaster years from the actual production history.</p> Driving may be on the wane for millennials http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/driving-may-be-wane-millennials <div class="node-body blog-body">“See the USA in Your Chevrolet,” was a call to my generation to take to the newly constructed Interstate Highway system and see the wonders of this sprawling country.</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/driving-may-be-wane-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/driving-may-be-wane-millennials#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:26:00 +0000 88961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>When this truck was new Baby Boomers were taking to the highway searching for adventure. (Photo Chuck Kowaleski)</p> Hail hath plenty of fury http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/hail-hath-plenty-fury <div class="node-body blog-body">But none of those hair-raising escapades come close to the thrill of riding out the torrential hail storm I ran into in Jacksboro, Texas.</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/hail-hath-plenty-fury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/hail-hath-plenty-fury#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:25:00 +0000 88821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Hail stones pile up along Highway 380 just east of Jacksboro, Texas. A trace of a rainbow shows in the background.</p> Soil testing campaigns underway in South Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soil-testing-campaigns-underway-south-texas <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent studies show significant price increases in resources, including fertilizer, that directly affect agricultural producers.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soil-testing-campaigns-underway-south-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/soil-testing-campaigns-underway-south-texas#comments Management Testing Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:54:00 +0000 88771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The Lower Rio Grande Valley Soil Testing Campaign runs through February. A kickoff event will be held Oct. 16.</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) Recent commodity price declines threaten to erode Texas land values http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/recent-commodity-price-declines-threaten-erode-texas-land-values <div class="field-byline"> Levi Russell,Texas AgriLife Extension economist, Corpus Christi </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent declines in commodity prices combined with the potential for rising interest rates could trigger a decline in agricultural land prices in coming months. Two of the most important crops in Texas, corn and cotton, have recently suffered dramatic price declines. While corn seems to have leveled off, substantial downside price risk remains for cotton due to high production abroad and a continued protectionist policies in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/recent-commodity-price-declines-threaten-erode-texas-land-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/recent-commodity-price-declines-threaten-erode-texas-land-values#comments Management Inputs Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:53:00 +0000 88701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com TALL program offers lifetime learning http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/tall-program-offers-lifetime-learning <div class="node-body article-body"> Relationships, travel and the new perspectives they gain from the program will influence TALL members' abilities to serve and represent agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/tall-program-offers-lifetime-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/tall-program-offers-lifetime-learning#comments Management Trade Associations Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:28:00 +0000 88661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>SUGARCANE fields in Sao Paulo state in Brazil.</p> (Photo courtesy Lindsay Kennedy, NSP) Missionary work offers unusual opportunities http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest soapbox I climbed on was at the Denton Market last Saturday. </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/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/missionary-work-offers-unusual-opportunities#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:22:00 +0000 88581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com OSU Rural Economic Outlook Conference offers crucial updates http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/osu-rural-economic-outlook-conference-offers-crucial-updates <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Oklahoma State University Rural Outlook Economic Conference Oct. 31 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater will offer the latest updates on crucial issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/osu-rural-economic-outlook-conference-offers-crucial-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/osu-rural-economic-outlook-conference-offers-crucial-updates#comments Management Farm Programs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:36:00 +0000 88541 at http://southwestfarmpress.com I can tolerate almost anything but irrelevancy is an affront http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront <div class="node-body blog-body">We are still relevant. We still buy stuff. We need cars built for comfort, not for speed.</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/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-can-tolerate-almost-anything-irrelevancy-affront#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:27:00 +0000 88511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Old barn photo stirs memory http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory <div class="node-body blog-body">Picture of old barn reminded me of similar structures on my grandfather’s place in Anderson County, S.C.</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-barn-photo-stirs-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/old-barn-photo-stirs-memory#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0000 88421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>My grandfather&#39;s cow barn, Anderson county, S.C.</p>