China will be producing 15 million fewer bales of cotton by 2016/17, pointing the way to more purchases of U.S. cotton, says O. A. Cleveland, Jr., Mississippi State University Extension economics professor emeritus....More
The Delta AgTech Symposium offered attendees an opportunity to see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs in the field, in this case in the crop demonstration areas at the Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn.
Head of FAA's Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration branch says writing the rules for new UAS or UAV uses is the agency's top priority; defends the need for keeping ag applicators and UAS in separate air space....More
Rice acreage increase could lead to softening of long grain rice prices; farmers should be preparing for new farm bill signup, LSU AgCenter economist tells farmers attending the Rice Research Station Field Day...More
Rice Research Station field day participants have learned to come dressed for hot, humid weather. This year's field day wasn't like that at all, but attendees still got into the spirit of learning about new technology, including a demonstration of an unmanned aerial vehicle, which was held outside.
Farmers gathered at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Miss., for the Mid-Season Crops Field Day to hear crop updates from Mississippi State University Extension specialists and researchers. Talk of excessive moisture dominated the day.
Rain had been falling for two days in the South Delta, but farmers and industry members still turned out for the Rice Research Station's annual field day on Wednesday (June 25). Attendees weren't able to climb on trailers and see the work underway at the station, but they were able to hear field day presenters and other speakers at the event....More