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 […]

Mississippi’s Agriculture Remains a $7B Industry

🕔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: Teamwork Preserves Production in Hill Country

🕔Aug 24, 2017Farmers’ independent natures make them strong, but when agricultural producers join forces, they can take success to the next level. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension […]

Mississippi Cotton Growers Enjoy Life After Boll Weevils

🕔Aug 24, 2017Cotton will always have challenges, but few of them will ever compare to the boll weevils that thrived in Mississippi from 1904 until 2009. “It is nearly impossible for this […]

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