St. Louis Harbor Reopens While Flood Misery Continues in Lower Miss. River – DTN

🕔May 21, 2019The good news for the week was the reopening of the St. Louis Harbor to barge traffic, but it could close again as flooding continues with more rain expected to […]

Mississippi Delta: Longest Stretch of Floodwater Since 1927 – 223,700 Crop Acres – Video

🕔May 17, 2019Although the Mississippi River appears to have crested around Arkansas City, Arkansas, the devastation of Yazoo River backwater flooding in the lower Mississippi Delta will not ease up for months.  […]

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 […]

Cotton Market: Bullish Start Makes for Lots of Uncertainty Ahead – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2018If we didn’t know anything about grain markets other than Friday’s Commitment of Traders data, we might think things are going pretty well across rural America. After all, noncommercial traders […]

Rose on Cotton: Wet Weather Holding Planters Back; Watch Dec Contract

🕔Apr 28, 2017The bulls took a break this week with the ICE July and Dec contracts giving back 46 and 34 points on the week, respectively. The July – Dec straddle finished […]

Crop Insurance: Popularity of Revenue or Yield Protection Depends on Location

🕔Jan 5, 2017Revenue Protection (RP) is the most used crop insurance plan for corn. Over time, RP use has grown to over 90% of corn acres insured in many counties in the […]

Mississippi Rice: Peacock Brand Selling in the UK

🕔Sep 9, 2016U.S. long grain Peacock brand rice debuted new packaging during a month-long promotion this summer at ASDA stores in the United Kingdom. The brand’s new format five-kilogram bags are bright […]

Delta Planting: Record Rains Mean Big Delays – DTN

🕔Mar 16, 2016DTN’s weather forecast the first week of March for the following seven-to-10-day period showed the potential for 10 inches of rain in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and eastern Texas. That forecast […]

Mississippi: Irrigation Summit Eyed Delta Water Use Issues

🕔Dec 18, 2015About 190 people gathered Tuesday to focus on water use and conservation, a showing that demonstrates just how important this topic is to the Delta and state. The Delta Sustainable […]

Rice Update: Louisiana Harvest Done, Texas Close, Delta Starting

🕔Aug 21, 2015Another generally quiet week in the rice market has transpired as new crop harvest is concluding along the coast and beginning up river. Exports and sales for the week were […]

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