Ed Phillips

Managing Editor,
Delta Farm Press

Ed Phillips, managing editor of Delta Farm Press, is a native Mississippian and had daily/weekly newspaper and magazine experience before joining Farm Press in 1977. He has served in various editorial management positions for the company's farm, equipment, and professional turf management publications.

Farmers will offer list of needs to Extension, researchers
Farmers in north Mississippi will come face to face with state educators and researchers to discuss their needs at the annual Producer Advisory Council meeting Feb. 20 in Verona, Miss.
Rice/DU partnership focus of upcoming meeting
The U.S. rice industry and Ducks Unlimited are working together to preserve and expand the benefits that waterfowl, rice fields and water contribute to society.
U.S. agricultural exports are heading for a record $140 billion
U.S. ag exports - record $140 billion
U.S. agricultural exports are heading for a record $140 billion in fiscal 2013, which ends Sept. 30.
Farmland values increase
Farmland values rise in second quarter 2013
Farmland values in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District were higher in the second quarter of 2013 and lenders expect prices for quality farmland to increase in the third quarter of 2013.
Arkansas rice slowed by May cold
The 2013 Arkansas rice crop was about 40 percent headed as of Aug. 3. Growers should watch fields for sheath blight.
Top 10 stories from the past week - April 26-May 2, 2013
Planting corn fields, farm land prices and managing estates top the list of most-read article in Delta Farm Press.
Cotton and skin. Neonics and politics. Biotech lies. Plus 7 more stories of interest.
Neonics and politics. Biotech lies. Cotton and skin. Passing the baton. Ag’s ultimate challenge. Bees run the world. Those stories and more to start your day.
10 things you should know, April 15, 2013
Some Mid-South farmers will need to kill surviving plants from March-planted corn so they can re-plant those fields. There are several options to consider in removing those plants.
10 things you should know today
Immigration reform. Cut-off date for planting corn. Did weather zap seed treatments? Resistant barnyard grass. Calibrating spray tips.
10 things you need to know today
USDA report hits Southern corn growers. 20 seconds to death. Wheat and soybean fungicides. Tax scams. Tier 4 engines.
5 things you need to know this morning
China creates uncertainty in cotton market. Target spot spreading in Southern cotton. Superweeds a growing nightmare. More stripe rust in winter wheat. ID pests with this new mobile app.
$10 billion more in farm banks lending
Farm and ranch lending by U.S. agricultural banks increased 13.9 percent, or $10 billion, in 2012.
Alternaria leaf blight in potash-deficient cotton fields
Alternaria leaf blight has been observed in no fewer than a dozen cotton fields in northeast Louisiana, and damage appears to be greatest in fields with low potash levels.
U.S. rice stars in new video
The USA Rice Federation today released a nearly seven-minute video promoting the U.S. rice-producing industry from field to mill to market to table.
Hyde-Smith: first female ag commissioner for Mississippi

Mississippi voters made history this month with the election of the state's first-ever female agriculture commissioner.

Mississippi State University's Artis Ford report in this FarmWeek video:


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