Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Ten ways technology will change the way retailers support farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ten-ways-technology-will-change-way-retailers-support-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">“Phase 1 of precision agriculture is already in place; Phase 2 will be integrating data to increase yield, drive down costs, and improve sustainability.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ten-ways-technology-will-change-way-retailers-support-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ten-ways-technology-will-change-way-retailers-support-farmers#comments Management Inputs Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:39:00 +0000 100111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Mike Vande Logt, left, executive vice president and chief operating officer for WinField US, chats with Ag Answer Tech Summit Showcase exhibitor&nbsp;Andy Vigna, Field View.</p> Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging <div class="node-body article-body">“Many farmers who are in precarious financial situations may face forced sales, and a depressed equipment market certainly won’t improve matters.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Lenders across Mississippi reported that, on average, 61 percent of farmers had less than one year&rsquo;s operating capital available to meet financial obligations, while 39 percent had one to two years&rsquo; operating capital available.</strong></em></p> Getty Images/Chung Sung Jun I am saddened beyond words over recent killings http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings <div class="node-body blog-body">I woke up this morning to hear the horrifying news that five police officers had been killed in Dallas, Texas, while protecting a Black Lives Matter protest.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/i-am-saddened-beyond-words-over-recent-killings#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:49:00 +0000 99981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas A&M AgriLife reports on GMO safety, secrets of beekeeping, advantages of triticale http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/texas-am-agrilife-reports-gmo-safety-secrets-beekeeping-advantages-triticale <div class="node-body article-body">See these three new research reports from Texas A&M. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/texas-am-agrilife-reports-gmo-safety-secrets-beekeeping-advantages-triticale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/texas-am-agrilife-reports-gmo-safety-secrets-beekeeping-advantages-triticale#comments Management Crops Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:29:00 +0000 99861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Learning more about bees may encourage more people to consider beekeeping as a hobby or a business. Texas AgriLife Extension offers training in beekeeping basics.</p> Ag’s aging infrastructure: Capital needed to modernize, expand http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-s-aging-infrastructure-capital-needed-modernize-expand <div class="node-body article-body">Grain handling facilities and transportation infrastructure to move grain to those facilities are in dire need of upgrades.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-s-aging-infrastructure-capital-needed-modernize-expand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-s-aging-infrastructure-capital-needed-modernize-expand#comments Management Equipment Management Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:40:00 +0000 99841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Construction is underway to expand Thresher Artisan Wheat at its Newdale, Idaho, location.&nbsp; Grain handling facilities across the nation are in need of upgrades.</p> Photo courtesy of Agspring Boston visit reminds of us why we celebrate the Fourth of July http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july <div class="node-body blog-body">Boston reminds us that Americans have never agreed on every bit of policy, on every suggestion for the common good, or on every plan to make our country stronger.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/boston-visit-reminds-us-why-we-celebrate-fourth-july#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:25:00 +0000 99831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>&quot;Oh say can you see...&quot;</p> AgriLife media reports help business decisions http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agrilife-media-reports-help-business-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">Three recent reports from Texas AgriLife Extension offer valuable information to help producers work through some of their most important business decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agrilife-media-reports-help-business-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/agrilife-media-reports-help-business-decisions#comments Management Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:29:00 +0000 99821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A custom operations rate guide is now available from Texas AgriLife Extension.</p> Trust the ag lender, crop insurance cuts would most harm family farms http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/trust-ag-lender-crop-insurance-cuts-would-most-harm-family-farms <div class="field-byline"> Scotty Elston, AgTexas Farm Credit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many producers are facing the tough question: can I afford to continue farming?</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/trust-ag-lender-crop-insurance-cuts-would-most-harm-family-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/trust-ag-lender-crop-insurance-cuts-would-most-harm-family-farms#comments Management Crop Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:17:00 +0000 99581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rain, too little or too much, may affect farm productivity and farmer&#39;s ability to continue. crop insurance, especially for cotton farmers, has become the&nbsp; safety net they rely on.</p> At 38 years and counting editor still has much to learn http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn <div class="node-body blog-body">I soon learned just how ignorant I was about the complexity of agriculture.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/38-years-and-counting-editor-still-has-much-learn#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:02:00 +0000 99471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>On the job in Lamesa, Texas, with good friend Shawn Holladay.</p> Farm chores cited among most dangerous summer jobs for teenagers http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers <div class="node-body blog-body">A lot of jobs on a farm offer varying degrees of hazard. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farm-chores-cited-among-most-dangerous-summer-jobs-teenagers#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:06:00 +0000 99361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com