Sunbelt Expo: Mississippi Cotton, Soy, Corn, Peanut Farmer Wins State Title, 2018

🕔Jul 27, 2018Lonnie Fortner has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He joins 9 other state finalists for the overall award that […]

Mississippi: Seed Technology Short Course, Stoneville, July 31-Aug. 1

🕔Jun 11, 2018Seed-applied technologies and seed treatment processes will be among the topics covered at this year’s MSU Seed Technology Short Course.    The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural […]

Mississippi Cotton: Strong Market Drives Acreage Up

🕔May 18, 2018Growers may be on their way to planting more cotton in Mississippi soil than they have in 11 years, despite a late start. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist for the Mississippi […]

Mississippi: 2 Crop Pest and Disease Control Trainings, June 5, 6

🕔May 14, 2018Two half-day training sessions next month will provide expertise on pest and disease control on small farms. The Alliance of Sustainable Farms will sponsor theses “Integrated Pest and Disease Management” […]

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Meeting Shows Export Options

🕔Feb 23, 2018Sweet potato growers in Mississippi have been part of a growing industry in recent years, but they can do even better if they capitalize on export options. That was the […]

Mississippi: 2017 Saw Rebounds in Cotton, Soybean Values

🕔Dec 19, 2017The 2017 production value of Mississippi’s four largest row crops is forecasted to outperform the previous year by more than 7 percent. Brian Williams, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State […]

Mississippi: Sustainability Training Workshop, West Point, Nov. 17

🕔Nov 6, 2017The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites producers interested in protecting natural resources on their land to attend an upcoming conservation landowner workshop. The Sustainability Training in Agricultural Resources Systems […]

Mississippi Livestock: Chinese Beef Market Access Will Help Cattle Producers

🕔Sep 8, 2017The first shipment of U.S. beef to China in more than 13 years reached its destination in June, and Mississippi cattle producers are beginning to see modest rewards of new […]

Mississippi Catfish: MSU Research, Outreach Boosts Industry

🕔Aug 7, 2017This year marks Mississippi’s 200th anniversary as a state, but one of its most successful industries — catfish farming — is only about 60 years old.  The Mississippi State University […]

Mississippi Catfish: Steady Demand, Low Feed Costs Help Market

🕔Jul 7, 2017Production is the least of Ben Pentecost’s worries for his catfish farm this summer. If anything, he has too many fish. “I think our supply is larger now than in […]

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