Vegetables en Arlim tomatoes and the end of summer <div class="node-body blog-body">Oftentimes, the uglier the tomato, the more awesome it is.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Markets Miscellaneous Tomatoes Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:34:00 +0000 130261 at Sweet potatoes ‘a good, solid business’ for Jamie and Ricky Earp <div class="node-body article-body">The sweet potato industry has been experiencing solid growth, says Jamie Earp, president of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council and 2014 president of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Crops Sweet potatoes Weeds Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:01:00 +0000 127861 at <p><em><strong>Ricky and Jamie Earp produce between 4 million and 5 million pounds of sweet potatoes yearly on their farm near Houlka, Miss.</strong></em></p> Mississippi pheromone trapping program keeps sweet potato pest at bay <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi’s trapping program for the sweet potato weevil, the No. 1 pest of the crop, got under way mid-July, about a week later than normal due to rain-delayed planting.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Crops State Sweet potatoes Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:35:00 +0000 127651 at <p><em><strong>Producer Norman Clark, right, Vardaman, Miss., visits with Mississippi State University&rsquo;s Jeff Main, from left, research associate at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station; Daniel Fleming, post-doctoral research associate at MSU; and Mark Shankle, research professor at the Pontotoc station.</strong></em></p> Sweet potato leader says: Agriculture needs Congress to resolve labor issues <div class="node-body article-body">"The labor regulation system is broken; Congress knows it’s broken,” says Kay Rentzel, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council. “We need the labor situation fixed."</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Miscellaneous National Non-farm bill agriculture Seasonal State Sweet potatoes Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:57:00 +0000 127621 at <p><em><strong>Kay Rentzel, center, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council, visits with Wes Lowe, left, Mississippi State University research associate, and Perry Bailey, BBF Partnership, Calhoun City, Miss., at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation&rsquo;s annual sweet potato commodity meeting.</strong></em></p> Delta Farm Press Thanksgiving — a blessing for the American farmer <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers provide Americans with one of its greatest freedoms, the freedom from want. Happy Thanksgiving!</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Crops Livestock Vegetables Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:15:00 +0000 119741 at <p class="rtecenter"><strong>HAPPY THANKSGIVING</strong>!</p> Outlook bright for 2014 Mississippi sweet potato crop <div class="node-body video-body">Mississippi sweet potato acreage for 2014 is up about 11 percent, and as harvest kicks off the market is strong, growers were told at the annual Mississippi Sweet Potato Field Day at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Management Miscellaneous Crops Sweet potatoes Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:07:00 +0000 117691 at Mississippi sweet potatoes — strong demand as harvest starts <div class="node-body article-body">With Mississippi’s sweet potato harvest in full swing, demand for the tasty tuber is strong, according to reports at the annual Sweet Potato Field Day held at the Mississippi State University Pontotoc Ridge/Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Management Crops Field Crops Herbicides Marketing and Promotion Sweet potatoes Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:19:00 +0000 117751 at <p><em><strong>A STRONG MARKET is expected for this year&rsquo;s sweet potato crop, harvest of which got into high gear following Labor Day.</strong></em></p> 'Picked by farmers' slogan quite a stretch for ad writers <div class="node-body blog-body">While the local food movement has carved a niche in recent years, the reality is that most of the food consumed in America comes from large supermarket chains.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Columnists Fruits Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:10:00 +0000 115941 at The California drought: You’re going to pay more at the supermarket <div class="node-body blog-body">There is little irony that, in an era when people are being urged to make healthier eating choices, including more fresh vegetables and fruits, Mother Nature is making that more challenging and expensive.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Drought Columnists Foliar insects Fruits Vegetables Water Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 114811 at North Mississippi producers offer research wish list <div class="node-body article-body">North Mississippi farmers came to the annual Mississippi State University Producer Advisory Council meeting to offer a wish list of research, staffing, and support efforts they’d like to see in the months ahead.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Peanuts Orchard Crops Management Miscellaneous Cereal Grains Cotton Crops Fruits Grains Nuts Peanut Soybean Sweet potatoes Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000 112561 at <p><em><strong>DOUGLAS KITCHENS, from left, Baldwyn, Miss.; Rett Swann and Hal Swann, Guntown, Miss.; and David Bennett, Jr., Ashland, Miss., were among those attending the annul Producer Advisory Council meeting for north Mississippi.</strong></em></p>