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Heat stresses crops: Mississippi
Record-breaking heat is forcing Mississippi producers to manage crops more carefully than normal to bring what looks
Potential for toxin-free castor
The castor plant thrives in Mississippi and produces great quantities of valuable oil in its seeds, but it has a
Cold spring chills wheat yields
Mississippi’s small wheat crop was nearly harvested by the second week of June, and farmers brought in
Imports, feed costs pinch catfish
Mississippi’s catfish industry — battling high feed costs, low prices and foreign competition — is seeing many acres
Soybeans planted early — Mississippi
Having about half of the Mississippi soybean crop planted by late April is allowing producers to breathe a little
Wheat: cold spring may limit potential
Mississippi’s winter wheat crop is smaller and later than normal because of fall rains, and a colder-than-normal spring
Wood pellet production in Mississippi
Mississippi’s forest industry is poised to take advantage of an old technology that turns sawmill residues into
Peanut growers donate food to Haiti
Three truckloads of peanut butter are headed to the hungry survivors of Haiti’s earthquake, with a portion donated by
$485 million loss – Mississippi
Mississippi State University agricultural economists calculate Mississippi farmers are suffering an estimated $485
Crop insurance can salvage some loss
Near-constant rains during harvest-time have cost Mississippi farmers an estimated $371 million in losses, and
Soybean damage field guide available
Inconsistencies in soybean grading last year led the Mississippi's soybean industry to take steps to educate producers
Rain keeps corn in fields
Nearly 80 percent of Mississippi’s corn crop is safely in storage, and the remaining acres are ready for harvest but
Rains slow Mississippi harvests
Heavy rains, limited sunshine and high humidity in mid-September are threatening to damage the state’s major row crops
Mississippi: first loss to soybean rust
A Noxubee County soybean field severely infected with soybean rust will represent Mississippi’s first yield losses to
Mississippi catfish industry struggles
Mississippi’s catfish industry is facing some major obstacles as producers are dealing with very high feed prices,
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