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Incident command makes disaster response effective
Disaster response training will make members of Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and
MSU DAWGS glean wisdom from service
Mississippi State University took full responsibility for recently letting 35 “dawgs” out on the watermelon farm of two
Researchers make ‘elusieve’ dreams happen
What comes first from the processing of corn — the ethanol in the car, the egg in the refrigerator or the enhancements
Cotton prices lag production
Cotton farmers are having a good production year despite a late start, but time is running out for prices to catch
MSU student finds future right at home
James “Wes” McPherson had his mind set on veterinary school three years ago when he began his freshman year at
Maintenance trips create sod farming cost squeeze
The volatile fuel market has caused nightmares for every farmer, but the problem is particularly vexing for sod
Good watermelons await July 4 sales
April’s cold snap may have slowed watermelon production in Mississippi, but growers are still in great shape to cash in
Economics temper forage, hay gains
Weather has been kind to Mississippi’s hay and forage producers, but the economy has not. An unusually cool spring,
One-stop shop opens on Extension fire ant Web site
The Mississippi State University Extension Service has launched a one-stop information shop on the Web
MSU students bag sweet potatoes for hunger campaign
Neither the chill nor the early hour dampened the enthusiasm of 100 Mississippi State University students who gave up
Savvy producers can survive hay shortage
Management plans that include alternative feeding strategies for livestock and horses will be the key to survival for
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