Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Timber’ Category

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Mississippi ag aviation plays a critical role in production and profitability

by Becky Gillette Published: March 7,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, cropdusting, Mississippi

Agriculture aviation is a bigger business in Mississippi than many people might realize. While there are only about 120-140 ag pilots in the state, they cover a lot of ground, particularly in the flat, row-crop dominant Delta. “We are an essential part of agriculture in the state of Mississippi, as well as in the country,” […] [...]

Research center aim — grow more with less

by Lisa Monti Published: March 7,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Leland, Mississippi, Stoneville

The Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center in Stoneville is one of the major research establishments of the Agricultural Research Service, the main in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Krishna Reddy, acting location coordinator, said the center is working on several aspects of agriculture, starting with crop production and focusing on […] [...]

Agriculture remains king of state’s economy

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Andy Prosser, catfish, cotton, MDAC, peanuts, poultry, soybeans, sweet potatoes, timber

Agriculture remains the number one industry in Mississippi with one out of every four residents employed directly or indirectly in that industry. In terms of the state’s best cash crop economically, the production of chickens and eggs is our number one commodity, with soybeans at number two and forestry at number three. “Our economy is […] [...]

This time Cochran brings more power to another swing at Farm Bill

by Ted Carter Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Chip Morgan, Delta Council, Thad Cochran

Chip Morgan of the Delta Council isn’t in the business of trying to predict what Congress will do. But of this he is certain: Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s senior senator, will be on hand when the Senate Agriculture Committee puts its final stamp on a new Farm Bill extension. As the Agriculture Committee’s new ranking member, […] [...]

Allan Nations spearheads U.S. grass farming revolution

by Becky Gillette Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Allan Nations, grass farming, grass-fred beef, Stockman Grass Farmer

When Allan Nations bought Stockman Farmer magazine in 1977, the magazine was about conventional feedlot production with cattle “finished” by being fed grain before slaughter. Then in 1984 Nations went to New Zealand on an international farm tour, an experience that changed his life. It was the first time he heard a rancher refer to […] [...]

TimberCorp turns profit through difficult times

by Wally Northway Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Steve Butler, timber, TimberCorp

Heading toward its quarter-century anniversary, TimberCorp Inc. has managed to turn a profit every year. However, there were some slim times at the land management company that has thrived through natural disasters, invasive species and a recession/housing market collapse. “About three or four months of opening the company, I needed to buy a gate for […] [...]

Bryant unsure of migrant labor crackdown’s economic costs

Gov. Phil Bryant says he has no idea what the costs would be to Mississippi’s agricultural sector if a tough anti-immigration law caused undocumented immigrants to leave the state en masse as they have in Georgia and Alabama. While Georgia and Alabama sustained serious economic losses from crops that went un-harvested after the workers left, […] [...]

Ag researcher sees good times ahead for farmers

He has the same name as a famous comedian and even though he’s serious about the work he does, Mississippi’s Steve Martin can be humorous too. He serves as the head of the Delta Research & Extension Center and extension professor at the Mississippi State University facility in Stoneville. His areas of research include production […] [...]

Bryant’s office set conference to coincide with Catholic Day

Mississippi’s Catholic leaders have spoken out strongly against the state’s plans to adopt a stringent Alabama-style immigration law, but Gov. Phil Bryant’s supporters set aside “Catholic Day” at the Capitol last Wednesday to champion just such a law. Bryant joined with Mississippi Tea Party and the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement to detail […] [...]

For Mississippi farmers … Cost uncertainties temper cheers for prospect of higher crop prices

A pair of Mississippi agriculture economists say 2012 crop winners should be soybeans, corn and — to a lesser degree — cotton. But don’t expect farmers are sleeping all that well as March arrives and planting choices must be made, said John Michael Riley, an agriculture economist with the Agricultural Extension Service at Mississippi State […] [...]

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