The illegal sale and use of prescription medications is a major problem in Mississippi, says Jimmy Nichols, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. “We’re working more cases on prescription meds than anything else.”...More
“Kids could see farm animals up close, and they could interact with farmers and various ag experts to learn about Mississippi crops, forestry, and livestock,” says Julie White of the Farmtastic ag educational event....More
The U.S. meat industry will have to be very conscientious long term about cultivating export markets because U.S. consumers are eating less meat on a per capita basis, says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation....More
Falling corn prices have provided support for calf prices, and the beef sector may be in the initial phase of expansion, says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation deputy chief economist....More
A few weeks back, it was my privilege to visit Children’s Home outside Paragould, Ark. That visit led to a lengthy feature – but one without the backstory of how Farm Press and the charity came together.
This is a truncated version of that backstory and, hopefully, a few words that will bring sweet memories, a smile, and renewed appreciation of a missed colleague back to the fore.
But before continuing, please read this first....More
It is a shame, says Julie White, that today’s kids are whizzes with computers and all things video/digital, but most of them know zilch about agriculture. She started Farmtastic to try and correct that....More
More than 1,000 third graders from a five-county area got a firsthand look at where their food, fiber, and other ag-related products come from during a four-day Farmtastic event at Mississippi State University.