Mississippi Sorghum: Acres Down – Blame Low Price and Sugarcane Aphid Sep 28, 2018

🕔Sep 28, 2018Grain sorghum has never been a major agricultural commodity in Mississippi, but it has seen better days: For two years in a row, acreage of the crop has been less […]

Mississippi: Hope Reigns as Farmers Begin 2018 Plantings Mar 29, 2018

🕔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 […]

Arkansas: Acreage Gains for Rice, Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybeans; Peanuts Flat Mar 29, 2018

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rice is expected to pick up 170,000 acres for the 2018 growing season in Arkansas, but continued rain here and drought in South America may shift that forecast in favor […]

Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well Dec 15, 2017

🕔Dec 15, 2017Arkansas grain producers found themselves dealing with fickle market forces in 2017, as grain sorghum and wheat acreage dropped sharply in the state, chiefly due to low commodity prices, while […]

Mississippi: Grain Sorghum Acreage May Fall to Record Lows Jun 16, 2017

🕔Jun 16, 2017Insect pressure and a stagnant market are pushing Mississippi growers away from planting grain sorghum. Compared with 2015, when the state had 120,000 acres of sorghum, producers harvested only about […]

Mississippi Sorghum Acreage Boosted by Strong Prices May 8, 2015

🕔May 8, 2015Grain sorghum acreage seemed likely to decrease dramatically in Mississippi in 2015 when sugarcane aphids damaged the state’s 2014 crop, but excellent prices kept acreage strong. Erick Larson, grain crops […]

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