Rory Doyle is a Maine native who grew up exploring the state’s beautiful woods and coastline. He is currently working as Delta State University’s photographer/news writer, and he works for a number of freelance clients in the Mississippi Delta and beyond.
Patrick Johnson Jr., Tunica County, Miss., farmer and partner in Cypress Brake Planting Company, is Delta F.A.R.M.’s seventh and current chairman. “Our organization has one priority, which is clearly reflected in our policy — to promote agricultural conservation while maintaining farm profitability.”...More
A large number of growers are planning to raise grain sorghum for the first time in a long time — or maybe the first time ever. Many plan to conduct their weed control in this crop as cheaply as possible....More
With just one week to go, Bobby Coats, professor in the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and Anita Wilson, agricultural program specialist with USDA FSA office in Arkansas, answer your most pressing questions....More
“When you look at all the issues that can influence a pest population, one of the biggest is we have a shrinking amount of acreage of cotton so that target on a cotton field becomes bigger and bigger,” says Gus Lorenz, Extension entomologist with the University of Arkansas....More
With the 2014 farm bill, one area of confusion is planting requirements for program payments. Some producers wonder if they need to plant a particular program crop to obtain program payments. The answer depends on which programs or products the producer’s crops are enrolling in....More
Early season insect pests are among the biggest problems for Mississippi peanut growers, says Jeff Gore, associate Extension and research professor at the Delta Research and Extension Center at Stoneville , Miss....More
A major compilation of 15 studies is helping push back calls for the banning of neonicotinoid insecticides, largely to protect pollinators. The study says such a ban would bring with it massive costs for North American farmers....More