Management en CGB Enterprises to buy Heartland Crop Insurance <div class="field-byline"> Agnel Philip, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CGB Enterprises, the closely held provider of transportation and storage services, agreed to buy Heartland Crop Insurance from Everest Re Group Ltd. to expand its offerings to the agriculture industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:06:00 +0000 100241 at <p>Ownership has been shifting in the crop insurance industry as volatile commodity prices and pressure on government subsidies boosted risk for insurers.</p> Photo: Blankstock/Thinkstock Ten ways technology will change the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Inputs Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:39:00 +0000 100111 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100001 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:49:00 +0000 99981 at Texas A&M AgriLife reports on GMO safety, secrets of beekeeping, advantages of triticale <div class="node-body article-body">See these three new research reports from Texas A&M. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Crops Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:29:00 +0000 99861 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Equipment Management Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:40:00 +0000 99841 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:25:00 +0000 99831 at <p>&quot;Oh say can you see...&quot;</p> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:29:00 +0000 99821 at <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 <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>