Mississippi Soybeans: Growth Stages, Conditions Vary Across State

🕔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, 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: South Delta Farmers Wait for Flood Waters to Recede

Flood waters surround the bottom third of a mobile home with trees in the background.
🕔Apr 12, 2019Near a bridge that connects Issaquena and Sharkey counties, Waye Windham leaned toward the side of his boat and dipped a paddle down into flood water to gauge its depth. […]

Mississippi: 3 Producer Advisory Council Meetings in Feb.

🕔Jan 17, 2019The time of year has come for producers in Mississippi to provide input on agricultural programming and research at Mississippi State University. The MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and […]

Mississippi: Research Focuses on Cover Crops Plus Organic Certification

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🕔Jan 16, 2019Organic produce sales in the U.S. reached $16 billion last year, and demand is projected to continue. Casey Barickman, Mississippi State University Extension Service vegetable specialist and Mississippi Agricultural and […]

Mississippi: International Ag Markets Workshop, Starkville, Jan. 17-18

🕔Dec 20, 2018Mississippi producers looking to sell their goods overseas can learn how to connect with international markets during a two-day workshop. The Mississippi State University Extension Service will host the International […]

Mississippi: Ag Industry Holds Steady Despite Lower Row Crop Values

🕔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, 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 Peanuts: Acreage Falls, but Yields Look Strong

🕔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 […]

Mississippi Cotton, Soybeans: Rains Batter Crops Mid-Harvest

🕔Oct 5, 2018Most of Mississippi’s corn and rice crops had been harvested when prolonged, late-September rains soaked much of the state, but the wet weather could not have come at a worse […]

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