Are Large Farms Less Risky to Insure than Small Farms? Jan 23, 2019

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🕔Jan 23, 2019Crop insurance has become the backbone of risk management protection afforded to crop farmers by the U.S, Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is evidenced by decreases in Title I of […]

Mississippi Cotton: Strong Market Drives Acreage Up May 18, 2018

🕔May 18, 2018Growers may be on their way to planting more cotton in Mississippi soil than they have in 11 years, despite a late start. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist for the Mississippi […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Crop Starting Slow Across the State May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018At about 2.2 million acres, soybeans are easily the state’s biggest row crop with a flexible planting window that puts them in the clean-up position when farmers cannot plant other […]

Mississippi Rice: Cool Temps Mean Crop Is Slow to Emerge May 4, 2018

🕔May 4, 2018Spring’s cool temperatures have rice producers playing the waiting game in Mississippi.  The crop is 60 percent planted, but very little of it has emerged, said Bobby Golden, a rice […]

Mississippi: Corn Planting, Progress Hindered by Cold, Rain Apr 20, 2018

🕔Apr 20, 2018More than half of Mississippi’s expected corn crop has been planted and is emerging, although cool and wet weather have made progress difficult. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the […]

Mississippi: Wheat Acreage Continues to Languish Apr 6, 2018

🕔Apr 6, 20182017 marked a 54-year low for wheat acreage in Mississippi, and 2018 is not much better. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports an estimated 50,000 acres in winter wheat for […]

Mississippi’s Agriculture Remains a $7B Industry Dec 19, 2017

🕔Dec 19, 2017Agriculture continues to do its part to boost Mississippi’s economy as it remains a $7 billion industry in 2017. Agricultural economists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service released year-end […]

Mississippi Cotton: Late Crop Needs More Heat and Dry Weather Sep 15, 2017

🕔Sep 15, 2017Rain, cool weather, more rain and some wind have slowed cotton maturation, but since the crop was a little behind schedule, the damage may be less than if harvest were […]

Mississippi Corn: Growers Expect Record Harvest for 2017 Sep 1, 2017

🕔Sep 1, 2017Mississippi producers are optimistic that the remnants of Hurricane Harvey that moved through the state in late August were not enough to stop corn harvests from reaching a new record. […]

Mississippi Rice: Harvest Totals May Eclipse Early Forecasts Aug 11, 2017

🕔Aug 11, 2017Combines began rolling in Mississippi Delta rice fields as soon as growers marked the beginning of August, but wet weather soon shut down early harvest attempts. Bobby Golden, a rice […]

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