Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en 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> Falling oil prices good and bad for agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/falling-oil-prices-good-and-bad-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Lower oil prices had good and bad elements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/falling-oil-prices-good-and-bad-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/falling-oil-prices-good-and-bad-agriculture#comments Management Fuel Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:30:00 +0000 90501 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. agricultural trade to moderate somewhat http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-agricultural-trade-moderate-somewhat <div class="field-byline"> Luis Ribera, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension; Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University Extension economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lower commodity prices and trade restrictions with Russia are key reasons for slowed export growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-agricultural-trade-moderate-somewhat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/us-agricultural-trade-moderate-somewhat#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:52:00 +0000 90461 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Renting farmland and the net investment income tax http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/renting-farmland-and-net-investment-income-tax <div class="field-byline"> J C. Hobbs, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Wayne Hayenga, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers need to be aware that renting their land after retiring could make the gain on the sale subject to the net investment income tax. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/renting-farmland-and-net-investment-income-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/renting-farmland-and-net-investment-income-tax#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:43:00 +0000 90451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Consider net investment income tax for rental income.</p> Drop in commodity prices prompts review of input strategies for 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/drop-commodity-prices-prompts-review-input-strategies-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Phil Kenkel, OSU Extension economist, and Steven L. Klose, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fertilizer industry analysts don’t expect nutrient price increases in 2015. Fuel prices also remain a bright spot and are likely to remain below recent year averages. Seed and chemical dealers are more likely to be concerned with holding prices than pushing increases</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/drop-commodity-prices-prompts-review-input-strategies-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/drop-commodity-prices-prompts-review-input-strategies-2015#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:34:00 +0000 90411 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Input costs, such as seed and fertilizer, should remain stable for crop proudction in 2015.</p> Finance outlook hinges on three factors: enterprise, weather and debt http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/finance-outlook-hinges-three-factors-enterprise-weather-and-debt <div class="field-byline"> Rodney Jones, OSU, Extension economist, and Danny Klinefelter, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. agricultural sector as a whole is at the tail end of an extended number of years of high (record in many cases) profitability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/finance-outlook-hinges-three-factors-enterprise-weather-and-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/finance-outlook-hinges-three-factors-enterprise-weather-and-debt#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:21:00 +0000 90401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Weather has a dramatic effect on agriculture&#39;s econmic outlook.</p> The 2015 economic outlook: economic recovery picks up steam nationwide http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/2015-economic-outlook-economic-recovery-picks-steam-nationwide <div class="field-byline"> Larry D. Sanders, Oklahoma State University, agricultural economics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The US economy continues record growth, especially with consumer spending back on track, the agricultural sector at or near record levels, and the stock market breaking records.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/2015-economic-outlook-economic-recovery-picks-steam-nationwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/2015-economic-outlook-economic-recovery-picks-steam-nationwide#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:28:00 +0000 90371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>How will an overall improving economy affect agriculture in 2015 and beyond?</p> 2014 milk market a tough act to follow http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/2014-milk-market-tough-act-follow <div class="field-byline"> David P. Anderson Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">2014 was a very good year financially for the dairy farm industry and provided significant financial recovery from the price and cost disasters of 2009 and 2012. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/2014-milk-market-tough-act-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/2014-milk-market-tough-act-follow#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:16:00 +0000 90361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Continued record prices amid tight beef supplies in 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/continued-record-prices-amid-tight-beef-supplies-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension economist David P. Anderson, Texas AgriLife Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef demand was unexpectedly strong in 2014, a pleasant surprise for the cattle and beef industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/continued-record-prices-amid-tight-beef-supplies-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/continued-record-prices-amid-tight-beef-supplies-2015#comments Management Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:12:00 +0000 90341 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Future growth in cattle and beef supplies depends on cow-calf producer decisions. (Texas AgriLife photo)</p>