Posts Tagged ‘acre’

State’s hay producers see increased yield

by MBJ Staff Published: October 29,2012

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s hay producers increased acreage and yields this season in spite of variable rainfall across the state. “Hay production systems in the central part of the state had a really good season,” said Rocky Lemus, Mississippi State University Extension Service forage specialist. “We’ve been blessed with quite a bit of rain in […] [...]

State’s peanut-growing acreage up 200+ percent over 2011

by MBJ Staff Published: September 12,2012

Tags: acre, acreage, agriculture, commodity, crop, farm, farmer, farming, harvest, legume, peanut, planting, row crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Many Delta fields that once turned white with cotton are now yielding a below-ground crop and helping propel Mississippi up the list of peanut-producing states. The state has an estimated 47,000 acres of peanuts this year, up more than 200 percent from the 14,000 acres grown in 2011. The U.S. Department of […] [...]

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