Mississippi: Soybean, Peanut Acreage Exceeds Early Forecasts, Cotton Tumbles Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Mississippi: Drier Weather Helps Growers Catch Up on Planting May 29, 2020

🕔May 29, 2020
Row crop growers in Mississippi used a relatively dry May to make up for planting time lost earlier in the spring due to wet weather and soggy fields. As of […]

Mississippi: Online Pesticide Training Available May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
There is a new online pathway for agricultural producers and applicators to obtain pesticide use certification. The Mississippi State University Extension Service Pesticide Safety Education Program, in partnership with the […]

Mississippi: Break from Excess Rain Lets Farm Acreage Finally Dry May 4, 2020

🕔May 4, 2020
The beginning of May brought a welcome sight for Mississippi producers: sunny skies and drying fields. For the second straight year, precipitation levels well above normal in the winter and […]

Mississippi: Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus – 5 Things to Know Mar 2, 2020

🕔Mar 2, 2020
Pathologists with Mississippi State University will be monitoring a relatively new plant disease in state cotton fields once the growing season is in full swing. Cotton leafroll dwarf virus, or […]

Mississippi: Agriculture Nears $7.4 Bln in 2019 Dec 26, 2019

🕔Dec 26, 2019
In 2019, Mississippi’s agricultural industry faced the prospect of dipping below $7 billion for the first time in eight years, but federal payments pushed its value up enough to post […]

Mississippi: Agricultural and Rural Outlook Conference, Starkville, Jan. 7 Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites growers and financial professionals in the agricultural industry to the 2020 Agricultural and Rural Outlook Conference. The conference will be held Jan. 7 […]

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

🕔Oct 9, 2019
The 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, 2019
The 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, 2019
All 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 […]

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