Mississippi Soybeans: Challenged by Reduced Acreage, Shaky Start Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019Producers are tracing the mixed results they see from the 2019 Mississippi soybean harvest back to early struggles getting the crop started. Trent Irby, Mississippi State University Extension Service soybean […]

Mississippi: Post-Flood Recovery Meeting, Rolling Fork, Oct. 22 Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 2019A post-flood recovery meeting on Oct. 22 will help tie up some loose ends with information on agronomic and financial considerations for land that was flooded this year. The South […]

Mississippi Cotton: Late Season Heat, Dry Weather Aided State Crop Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019Parts of Mississippi’s landscape are turning white, but unlike some northern areas, this coloration is caused by cotton bolls opening for harvest, not snow accumulation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2019 Crop Should Be Good Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019Spring rains created two sweet potato crops in Mississippi, and the later-planted crop is shaping up to be better than the first as harvests get underway. The U.S. Department of […]

Mississippi Corn: Harvest Looks Good Despite Struggles in Season Sep 13, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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 […]

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