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America’s Farmers Grow Communities making positive impact in Mid-South
Thanks to the participation of farmers from across the country, more than 7,000 nonprofit organizations have received donations through Grow Communities in the past five years.” -- Deborah Patterson, Monsanto Fund president.
ARC, PLC program enrollment: June 17-Sept. 30
Eligible producers can now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17 and will end Sept. 30.
Rail cars at grain elevator
Rules sought for challenging unreasonable freight rates
National Grain and Feed Association leaders are urging the federal Surface Transportation Board to issue a proposed rulemaking to establish a new process that agricultural commodity shippers could use to challenge freight rates they believe are unreasonable or unlawful under the Staggers Rail Act of 1980.
Polypipe crop irrigation
Pipe Planner video takes guesswork out of furrow-irrigation efficiency
The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board partnered with Delta Plastics to create a how-to video that helps farmers take the guesswork out of furrow irrigation by demonstrating how to use Pipe Planner.
National Rice Month scholarships expanded
Dow AgroSciences is expanding the USA Rice Federation National Rice Month Scholarship Program from students in U.S.- rice-producing counties to students in all U.S. rice-producing states.
Update on U.S. and world rice market scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday
University of Arkansas Food and Agriculture Webinar Series to feature presentation by Dr. Nathan Childs on the 2015-16 U.S. and Global Rice Outlook.
Lacassine facility shipping IP rice to Mexico
Export customers are asking for identity preserved rice from coastal growers and a new rail facility in Lacassine, La., is helping fill that demand.
Sugarcane aphids on grain sorghum
Sugarcane aphid - Transform approved for grain sorghum in two more states
EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in Mississippi and Louisiana for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphids in sorghum.
Cotton producers: STAX/SCO sign-up deadline of Feb. 28
Make sure you meet the deadline for new cotton insurance program.
Mid-South Farm and Gin Show attracts international audience
The 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is set for Feb. 27-28 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis.
Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Educational seminars highlight 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Attendees at the 63rd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, scheduled for Feb. 27- 28 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, will have an opportunity to attend several educational seminars during the two days.
Southern Hardwood Research Group annual meeting Feb. 19
The 62nd Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group annual meeting will be held Feb. 19 at the Capps Entrepreneurial Center, Delta Branch Experiment Station in Stoneville, Miss. The meeting will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Forest Service research in Stoneville.
Missouri Ag Expo 2015 is January 30-31
Ag Expo 2015 is scheduled for Jan. 30-31 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo. This is the 29th year of Ag Expo, sponsored by Butler County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Ag Club of Three Rivers College.
Irrigation and Water Conservation Summit on tap for Stoneville, Dec. 10
Delta irrigation specialists to present findings, progress report at Irrigation and Conservation Summit in Stoneville, MIss., Dec. 10.
U.S./Brazil WTO trade dispute resolved
Brazilian and U.S. trade officials resolve trade dispute.
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