Growers with cotton base acres urged to make appointment at county Farm Service Agency office and apply for Cotton Transition Assistance Program payments before cotton harvest begins in earnest....More
Arkansas farmers harvested 305,000 acres of cotton in 2013, much of it in northeastern Arkansas.
A Sept. 9 Cotton Field Day will feature new research that could alter the way farmers in northeast Arkansas irrigate their cotton and other crops.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cotton Field Day at Manila, Ark., begins at 8 a.m. with registration and runs through lunch, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Manila Airport, farmed by Costner & Sons Farm as cooperator....More
The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will hold three field days in September, and growers are invited to attend and get a firsthand look at disease plots, insect trial results, and variety and cultural practices trials....More
This has been one of the coolest summers in recent memory for many residents of the South and Southeast. Instead of breaking into a sweat the moment you walk outside, farmers and others who work outdoors have been able to stay reasonably calm, cool and collected.
Unfortunately, the same can also be used to describe foliar diseases that can infect corn, cotton, rice and soybeans. Some have flourished while others – which tend to do better in hotter, dryer weather – have languished....More
Mississippi sweet potato acreage for 2014 is up about 11 percent, and as harvest kicks off the market is strong, growers were told at the annual Mississippi Sweet Potato Field Day at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station....More
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