Management en Trust the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Crop Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:17:00 +0000 99581 at <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 <div class="node-body blog-body">I soon learned just how ignorant I was about the complexity of agriculture.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:02:00 +0000 99471 at <p>On the job in Lamesa, Texas, with good friend Shawn Holladay.</p> Farm chores cited among most dangerous summer jobs for teenagers <div class="node-body blog-body">A lot of jobs on a farm offer varying degrees of hazard. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:06:00 +0000 99361 at New report validates science behind GMO safety <div class="field-byline"> Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Study validates the need to keep GMOs as part of the global food supply as a means to help feed an ever-increasing world population.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Crops Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:27:00 +0000 99351 at <p>A National Academies&nbsp; study concluded GMOs pose no risk to human health. (Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research photo)</p> Larry Combest takes on Heritage Action <div class="node-body article-body">Larry Combest always stood firm on his commitment to agriculture and the needs of rural America.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management People Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:52:00 +0000 99261 at GMO advantages, the secrets of beekeeping and extending grazing with triticale <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife scientists deal with GMO, bees and triticale.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Sustainable Agriculture Cotton Grains Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:52:00 +0000 99201 at <p>Field day participants inspected bee boxes and removed panels to view honey and brood comb.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) Farm theme parks popular in Japan <div class="node-body article-body">The rapidly growing number of agricultural theme parks in Japan offers diversity from one park to the next.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Management Tue, 31 May 2016 19:53:00 +0000 99191 at <p>Most of the time, when folks think of theme parks, they think about rides, shows and unhealthy food. Agro-tourism, however, may change that concept by offering the public opportunities to visit working farms to see how their food is grown. Japan, for instance, has thriving agricultural theme parks.</p> Thinkstock/Credit: Image Source Pink Microbes may be the new gold rush of agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">A growing development in agriculture is beginning to refocus research into microbials. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Soil Microbiology Tue, 31 May 2016 15:20:00 +0000 99171 at <p>Studying the microbes in soil may prove to be game-changing research for agriculture.</p> Is a world without war, poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance remotely possible? <div class="node-body blog-body">The Internet and technology will open new avenues of information to people across the globe, and with this new enlightenment, people will become more educated, more aware of what goes on in the bigger world, and more able to find solutions to life’s infinite array of problems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:00 +0000 98951 at Bayer-Monsanto bid may trigger more scrutiny for rival deals <div class="field-byline"> David McLaughlin and Karin Matussek, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer AG’s possible takeover of Monsanto Co. isn’t likely to raise significant antitrust hurdles by itself, but it could intensify global scrutiny of the handful of companies striking megadeals that would consolidate the crop-chemicals industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Thu, 12 May 2016 21:01:00 +0000 98901 at <p>The latest potential megadeal in the crop-chemical business comes as some $504 billion of transactions announced last year have been terminated for various reasons, including antitrust opposition.</p> (Photo: mindscanner/Thinkstock)