Mississippi Corn: After Delays, Planting Plunges into Summer

🕔May 15, 2019Corn producers rushed to finish planting — or replanting — as much as sunny weather has allowed so far in May. Erick Larson, grains specialist with the Mississippi State University […]

Mississippi State University Hires Irrigation Specialist

🕔Apr 23, 2019Mississippi State University agricultural leaders looked far and wide to find a new specialist to guide farmers with irrigation concerns. Drew Gholson started April 1 as an assistant professor and […]

Mississippi: Balancing Farm Success with Oil, Gas Growth Seminar, Starkville, April 30

🕔Mar 22, 2019Landowners will receive insights into oil and gas lease issues during daylong educational events April 30 in Oktibbeha County. “Balancing Farm Success with Oil and Gas Growth” is for agricultural […]

Mississippi Delta Ag Research Center Focuses on Water Management

🕔Feb 20, 2019A new research center in the Mississippi Delta is tasked with studying agricultural water management to protect this critical natural resource. Jeff Johnson, head of the Mississippi State University Delta […]

Mississippi: Row-Crop Values Find Thin Margins in 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 Sweet Potatoes: Harvest Progresses, Yields ‘Fair’

🕔Oct 12, 2018Mississippi sweet potato fields that missed needed rains in June and July are experiencing favorable harvest conditions in October. Jamie Earp, president of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council, said yields […]

Mississippi: Catfish Supplies Cause Prices, Sales to Flounder

🕔Jul 20, 2018An abundance of U.S. farm-raised catfish has driven prices down and delayed independent growers from getting their fish to the processors.  Jimmy Avery is a professor with the Mississippi State […]

Mississippi Wheat: Harvest Finishes Strong Despite Fewer Acres

🕔Jul 6, 2018Mississippi’s wheat yields were the silver lining in an otherwise depressing season with reduced acreage and a weak market. Until recent years, growers averaged 200,000 acres of wheat in the […]

Mississippi Peanuts: Field Conditions Vary Across the Region

🕔May 25, 2018Peanut growers are experiencing a mixed bag of conditions across the southeastern United States in general and Mississippi in particular. Malcolm Broome, executive director of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, […]

Mississippi: Hope Reigns as Farmers Begin 2018 Plantings

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rains may delay field work, but they don’t dampen farmers’ optimism for 2018. Along with plantings that have already taken place, another sign of the new season is the release […]

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