Mississippi Corn: Harvest Looks Good Despite Struggles in Season

🕔Sep 13, 2019A difficult planting season followed by heavy rains and drainage issues challenged corn producers, but growers are still expected to produce a good crop despite these tough conditions. The U.S. […]

Mississippi: Continued Flooding Keeps Farmland Out of Production

🕔Jun 21, 2019Although numbers on paper look about right for Mississippi row crops, the reality is actually quite grim in places. Flooding in areas along the Mississippi River and its tributaries is […]

Mississippi: Wet Conditions, Flooding May Delay Planting

🕔Mar 15, 2019Recent rainfall in north Mississippi has flooded many areas and made much Delta farmland unworkable as the time approaches for planting and other traditional tasks. Mike Brown, state climatologist and […]

Mississippi: Ag Producers Consider Export Options

🕔Feb 8, 2019Almost 10 percent of Mississippi’s $11 billion in annual exports are agricultural products, and Mississippi State University Extension Service experts are working to see that amount increase. In late January, […]

Mississippi: Forestry Gains Lost Ground While Holding No. 2 Ag Spot

🕔Dec 18, 2018Forestry has been a billion-dollar heavyweight in the state’s economy for the last six years, and the 2018 estimated value of $1.25 billion came despite a sluggish market. John Auel, […]

Mississippi Wheat: Frequent Rain Limiting Acreage

🕔Nov 9, 2018Dry fall weather in recent years delayed wheat planting and reduced acreage significantly, but rains in 2018 are creating a different problem for wheat producers. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist […]

Mississippi Pumpkins: Summer Weather Provided Good Crop Conditions

🕔Oct 19, 2018Summer weather allowed Mississippi pumpkin growers to have a good harvest, but there still are not enough pumpkins grown in the state to meet fall demand for this colorful crop. […]

Mississippi Sorghum: Acres Down – Blame Low Price and Sugarcane Aphid

🕔Sep 28, 2018Grain sorghum has never been a major agricultural commodity in Mississippi, but it has seen better days: For two years in a row, acreage of the crop has been less […]

Mississippi Cotton: Fruit Set Is Good for Most of State

🕔Jul 27, 2018As most cotton across Mississippi is setting bolls ahead of schedule this year, some fields look fantastic and others are struggling, depending on the weather and irrigation. The U. S. […]

Mississippi: Rains Have Challenged Row Crop Weed Control

🕔Jun 22, 2018There’s always something for farmers to monitor or manage, and in many row-crop fields across the state, weed control is the big concern of the moment. Jason Bond, weed scientist […]

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