Rayne, La., rice producer Fred Zaunbrecher says his farm is prepared to meet the challenges of a scaled-back farm program, but wishes more could be done to resolve unfair trade practices that are undercutting U.S. markets....More
Baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control feral hogs are showing promise for LSU AgCenter researchers. LSU AgCenter animal science researcher Glen Gentry said his current research project is part of a grant funded by the Pennington Family Foundation.
“With this grant, we will be looking at the use of sodium nitrite as bait that shows some promise in eliminating feral hogs,” he said.
There are three thrusts involved in being successful in the use of this chemical in dispatching the animals, he said....More
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program is an expanded approach to putting conservation efforts on land that will bring in new partners and leverage federal dollars with those from the private sector....More
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....More