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July rain boosts soybeans
Three weeks of cool, rainy weather in July were just what the state’s soybeans needed, breathing new life into the
Cotton gins closing as acres fall
Fewer cotton acres in Mississippi mean less demand for cotton ginning, and whole communities in the Mississippi Delta
Rain sinks Mississippi wheat
Wheat growers in Mississippi watched what was a very good crop in early spring turn into a major disappointment by
Soybeans behind schedule
Rain delays and changes in planting decisions are forcing a later than ideal start for Mississippi’s
Soy rust not in Mississippi
Soybean rust is active on kudzu in Alabama and Louisiana, but the disease has not made it to Mississippi, although
Dairymen selling off cows
Mississippi dairy farmers have seen demand for their product sour at a time when it has never cost more to produce
Produce in high tunnels
Growing produce and cut flowers year-round could offer a potentially significant economic opportunity, and Mississippi
Rains leave Mississippi soggy
Extensive, lingering rains have turned much of Mississippi into a soggy mess while replenishing rivers and lakes and
Soybeans top crop in Mississippi 1
Soybeans rode increased acres and high prices to a second straight year as Mississippi’s top row crop, increasing 15
Giving back part of holidays
In a holiday season that can seem only about getting, many parents are looking for ways to teach their children about
Boll weevil ‘gambled and lost’
A small insect pest that drove many cotton farmers nearly to desperation in its heyday is now in desperate straits of
Late rains helped late Mississippi soybeans
Mississippi producers are harvesting the last of a large and generally good soybean crop after a scare from late summer
ATV safety training typical of Extension
Mississippians know to call the Extension Service with questions about insect pests, row crops or family finances, and
Rural acres give first-class produce
The Homestead Act gave the Eubanks family 165 acres in 1896, and that acreage — which has grown to 1,000 today and is
Hurricanes: wet blanket on cotton yields
Repeated, drenching rains from storms Fay, Gustav and Ike brought Mississippi’s cotton crop from an anticipated
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