Mississippi: 3 Farm Bill Learning Sessions, Nov. 4-6 Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting three training sessions designed to help Mississippi producers understand the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill Update meetings will be […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Growth Stages, Conditions Vary Across State Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019The process of planting this year’s soybean crop in Mississippi has been anything but normal. The only consistent variable has been rain, and a lot of it — from an […]

Mississippi Cotton: Ideal Weather Needed for Crop to Rebound Jul 12, 2019

🕔Jul 12, 2019All of Mississippi’s 2019 cotton crop has emerged, but it’s off to a slow start. Of approximately 700,000 acres of cotton planted statewide this year, 57% is rated fair or […]

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 Rice: Wet Spring Weather Delays Planting Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019The third week of March is usually the beginning of rice planting season in Mississippi, but fields were not dry enough to hold tractors until May in most locations. Many […]

Mississippi: Row-Crop Values Find Thin Margins in 2018 Dec 19, 2018

🕔Dec 19, 2018Cotton will not return to the throne as king of Mississippi’s row crops, but the former monarch did provide one of the few bright spots in 2018 commodity value estimates. […]

Mississippi: Ag Industry Holds Steady Despite Lower Row Crop Values Dec 18, 2018

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture was a $7.7 billion industry in Mississippi this year, exceeding the total set in 2017 despite declines in the estimated value of row crops, timber, catfish and livestock. The […]

Mississippi: Ag Financial Professionals Workshop, Starkville, Dec. 12 Nov 27, 2018

🕔Nov 27, 2018December is a time when many producers seek advice from financial advisors as they plan their crops for the next year. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting a […]

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 […]

Mississippi Peanuts: Acreage Falls, but Yields Look Strong Oct 26, 2018

🕔Oct 26, 2018An application of peanut fungicide costs $15-20 per acre, so growers are relieved when they catch a year like 2018 when disease pressure is low. While statewide peanut acreage is […]

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