Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Nitrogen may offer better bioethanol solution http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/nitrogen-may-offer-better-bioethanol-solution#comments Management Ethanol Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:16:00 +0000 91161 at http://southwestfarmpress.com February predictions hit the mark http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark <div class="node-body blog-body">Today is Feb. 19. Thank goodness it isn’t a leap year. </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/february-predictions-hit-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/february-predictions-hit-mark#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:36:00 +0000 91061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Warm days in February offer hint of spring http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s Feb. 9 and I’m heading west out of Denton, jogging a bit south to run through Fort Worth and the tangle of torn-up highways, deconstructed bridges and snarled traffic, over to 820 and to 30 and then I-20 to Abilene, where I’ll bed down for the night before an early start tomorrow to catch a field day about an hour’s drive north.</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/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/warm-days-february-offer-hint-spring#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:27:00 +0000 90891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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>