In our boyhood days of Saturday cotton picking, 15-cent hamburgers, 5-cent Cokes, and 15-cent all-day movies, we could not, in our grandest dreams, have imagined the changes that lay ahead in the decades to come....More
Missouri, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are all projected to have record rice yields this season. USDA also projected a larger corn crop, and smaller cotton and soybean crops than last month....More
The weather has taken a lot of strange turns during the 2013 planting and growing seasons for cotton and other crops. Farmers who would normally plant in late April and harvest in September finally got planted in late May and, hopefully, will harvest in October. Mississippi State University’s Darrin Dodds discussed farmers’ options in this video shot during a presentation on the 2013 UT Cotton Tour in Jackson, Tenn....More
Organizers of the 2013 UT Cotton Tour were hoping they would get a crowd somewhere close to last year’s attendance of 100. So when 170 farmers and industry representatives registered for the event in Jackson, Tenn.,they were pleased....More
When a wild pig began ripping up corn fields at Due West Farms, Glendora, Miss., farm manager Larry Smith and ag consultant Michael Mims took five hunting dogs into the fields and came out with a hog of massive proportions.