Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Thanksgiving memories—how they linger http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thanksgiving-memories-how-they-linger <div class="node-body blog-body">Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for what we have—a turkey, a chicken, a day in the woods with your dad, a slice of your mom’s sweet potato pie—even the thoughtfulness of an aunt who finds a unique way to recycle some turkey feathers.</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/thanksgiving-memories-how-they-linger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/thanksgiving-memories-how-they-linger#comments Management Farm Press Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:12:00 +0000 89621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Steady food prices and lower gas prices this holiday http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/steady-food-prices-and-lower-gas-prices-holiday <div class="node-body article-body">According to the American Farm Bureau Federation the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 will cost $49.41.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/steady-food-prices-and-lower-gas-prices-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/steady-food-prices-and-lower-gas-prices-holiday#comments Management Farm Bureau Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:39:00 +0000 89581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New normal for Oklahoma economy may depend on trade, education, infrastructure http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/new-normal-oklahoma-economy-may-depend-trade-education-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">"Gross national product or GNP “is back on track but not on the same trend line as before the economic meltdown.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/new-normal-oklahoma-economy-may-depend-trade-education-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/new-normal-oklahoma-economy-may-depend-trade-education-infrastructure#comments Management Farm Programs Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:19:00 +0000 89511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>LARRY SANDERS, Oklahoma State University agricultural economics professor, discusses &ldquo;the new normal,&rdquo; during the recent&nbsp; Rural Economic Outlook Conference in Stillwater, Okla.</p> More lightning strikes predicted for the years ahead http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/more-lightning-strikes-predicted-years-ahead <div class="node-body article-body">New climate models are now predicting an increase in the number of lightning strikes in the years ahead, the result of warming temperatures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/more-lightning-strikes-predicted-years-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/more-lightning-strikes-predicted-years-ahead#comments Management Precipitation Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:18:00 +0000 89441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A marked increase in lightning strikes appears certain in the future.</p> Getty Image by Hulton Archive Bee pollinator issue more complicated than folks think http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/bee-pollinator-issue-more-complicated-folks-think <div class="node-body video-body">EPA reports: “There is no increase in soybean yield using most neonicotinoid seed treatments compared to no pest control at all.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/bee-pollinator-issue-more-complicated-folks-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/bee-pollinator-issue-more-complicated-folks-think#comments Management Sustainable Agriculture Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:37:00 +0000 89381 at http://southwestfarmpress.com APHIS expands HLB quarantine zone in Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/aphis-expands-hlb-quarantine-zone-texas <div class="node-body article-body">As research continues to ramp up in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (USDA-APHIS) nationwide efforts to fight the spread of Huanglongbing (HLB), or Citrus Greening disease (CG).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/aphis-expands-hlb-quarantine-zone-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/aphis-expands-hlb-quarantine-zone-texas#comments Management Citrus Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:48:00 +0000 89251 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ag success depends on managing the controllable http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-success-depends-managing-controllable <div class="node-body article-body">The key to success, says Michael Swanson, economist and senior vice president, Wells Fargo Bank, is for farmers to be very good at managing things they can control.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-success-depends-managing-controllable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-success-depends-managing-controllable#comments Management Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:54:00 +0000 89181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo Bank, chats with participants at the recent OSU Rural Economic Outlook conference in Stillwater, Okla.</p> Weed scientists uproot common “superweed” myths http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/weed-scientists-uproot-common-superweed-myths <div class="node-body article-body">All weeds – herbicide resistant or not – can outcompete other more desirable plants for water, nutrients, sunlight and space. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/weed-scientists-uproot-common-superweed-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/weed-scientists-uproot-common-superweed-myths#comments Management Weeds Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 89131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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>