Bonnie Coblentz

Articles by Bonnie Coblentz
Mississippi: weather soaks soybeans
Mississippi’s soybean crop is getting some “R and R,” but rather than producers having an easy time, their crop is
Corn production high, but prices have dropped
Corn prices were too good to last, and after growing the most expensive corn crop ever, Mississippi farmers are hoping
Catfish prices must rise for industry to survive: ag economist 1
High feed prices and low live-fish prices this year are forcing catfish producers to evaluate their operations and
Fuel thefts increase with price of fuel
Soaring fuel prices have reduced family spending on other things, cut into business profits and led to a dramatic
Mississippi corn farmers hope to cash in at harvest
Farmers know what it’s like to roll the dice and hope for good weather, low costs and high profits, but the stakes this
Ag census wrapping up count for 2007
Just days remain for Mississippi farmers to be counted in the 2007 Census of Agriculture, a tally that actually impacts
Rains must continue for drought to end
Nothing about rain has been normal in Mississippi in the last three to four years, and the state went from a serious
Mississippi on watch for deadly bees
A recent incident on the Gulf Coast involving angry European honey bees reminds Mississippians to be prepared for the
Mississippi strawberries have quality, better taste 1
Few growers remain in the strawberry business in Mississippi, but consumers still like to buy local produce because of
Soybean rust battle gets boost from kudzu
Ongoing efforts to track Asian soybean rust and minimize its threat to Mississippi soybean acres led researchers to
Ready for 2008 soybean rust invasion
Well before planting time, the fight against Asian soybean rust is already under way in Mississippi as sentinel plots
Dry summers reduce groundwater supplies
When rains don’t meet the needs of crops in Mississippi’s agriculturally rich Delta, producers rely on irrigation to
Rains halt Mississippi cotton harvest, yields up
Rains that started the third weekend of October put the Mississippi cotton harvest on hold, but they did not
Soybeans struggle in dry spring
Mississippi soybeans had one of the most uneven starts they have had in years, but one constant is the need for
AgrAbility keeps farmer on farm
Chris Bell of Newton County is the latest Mississippian with a disability to benefit from a program designed to allow
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