Management http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Twenty years of NAFTA http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/twenty-years-nafta <div class="node-body article-body">While the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ranks high as one of more controversial trade policies of modern times it has, without doubt, benefited trade relations between the three member nations—Mexico, the United States and Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/twenty-years-nafta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/twenty-years-nafta#comments Management Import and Export Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:39:00 +0000 85261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com USDA-APHIS declares war on national wild hog problem http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/usda-aphis-declares-war-national-wild-hog-problem <div class="node-body article-body">The first-ever federally authorized feral swine management and control project includes the participation of local, state and federal agencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/usda-aphis-declares-war-national-wild-hog-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/usda-aphis-declares-war-national-wild-hog-problem#comments Management Wildlife Management Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:20:00 +0000 85121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Better hog trap improves catch rate http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/better-hog-trap-improves-catch-rate <div class="node-body article-body">Build a better hog trap and the world will beat a path to your door. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/better-hog-trap-improves-catch-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/better-hog-trap-improves-catch-rate#comments Management Wildlife Management Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:43:00 +0000 85091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Southwest ag producer tax deferment strategies http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/southwest-ag-producer-tax-deferment-strategies <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers and ranchers may face added tax liabilities because the Internal Revenue Service considers insurance settlements on the farm and ranch as taxable income.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/southwest-ag-producer-tax-deferment-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/southwest-ag-producer-tax-deferment-strategies#comments Management Property Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 84891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com El Niño: As the world turns the weather changes http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-world-turns-weather-changes <div class="node-body article-body">The National Weather Climate Prediction Center is saying the chances for the odds of an El Niño return now stands at about 50-50, but other meteorologists are saying conditions are improving that could increase those chances in the weeks ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-world-turns-weather-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-world-turns-weather-changes#comments Management Water Shortage El Nino Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:20:00 +0000 84861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Bee decline more complex than blaming pesticides http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/bee-decline-more-complex-blaming-pesticides <div class="node-body blog-body">We need to put our best science to work to find out what causes the disappearance of whole colonies of bees and then find ways to prevent that from happening. </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/bee-decline-more-complex-blaming-pesticides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/bee-decline-more-complex-blaming-pesticides#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:17:00 +0000 84741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com You just can’t cure stupid http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/you-just-can-t-cure-stupid <div class="node-body blog-body">Stupid pretty much defines the comment I received earlier this week following the blog on farmers as the backbone of America.</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/you-just-can-t-cure-stupid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/you-just-can-t-cure-stupid#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 84641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of the nation http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-and-ranchers-are-backbone-nation <div class="node-body blog-body">And today, I say thank you, America’s farmers and ranchers. You are the backbone of this nation.</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/farmers-and-ranchers-are-backbone-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/farmers-and-ranchers-are-backbone-nation#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:53:00 +0000 84531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Ag law blog addresses landowner concerns http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-law-blog-addresses-landowner-concerns <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water law and oil and gas leases top the list of concerns Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist and agricultural law specialist hears as a result of her Texas Agricultural Law Blog.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-law-blog-addresses-landowner-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-law-blog-addresses-landowner-concerns#comments Management Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:22:00 +0000 84391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Tiffany Dowell, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service economist and agricultural law specialist in College Station.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/microsoft-buy-texas-wind-energy <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is putting its own spin to the sustainability issue, at least as it relates to becoming a green partner in an emerging world concerned about adversely affecting the environment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/microsoft-buy-texas-wind-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/microsoft-buy-texas-wind-energy#comments Management Wind Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:48:00 +0000 84381 at http://southwestfarmpress.com