Monsanto's Robb Fraley says USDA's requirement of an environmental impact statement will delay the launch of the company's new dicamba-tolerant trait for at least a year but Monsanto will continue to push ahead to win approval for the technology....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
U.S. rice acres have been falling due to low prices, which are a product of declining demand for U.S. rice. Rice industry leaders like Horizon Ag's Randy Ouzts have been working on ways to try to bring those markets back to the U.S. fold....More
Recent advances in technology are making it possible for growers to vary the rate of irrigation water coming out of their center pivots to fit the productive potential of different parts of their fields....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.