Posts Tagged ‘agricultural’

Annual ag council meeting draws hundreds

VERONA — When agricultural producers speak, Mississippi State University listens. About 300 commodity producers, crop consultants and MSU representatives met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona for the annual Producer Advisory Council meeting. The meeting has been held for more than half a century to give farmers the opportunity to […] [...]

State producers bullish on future of peanut crop

by MBJ Staff Published: February 12,2013

Tags: agricultural, agriculture, demand, farm, farmer, farming, food, horticulture, international trade, leume, market, peanut, row crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi producers expect peanuts to remain a strong commodity in years to come with a steady global demand and new marketing opportunities. “The demand for peanuts will stay in place because of global economics and population,” said Mike Phillips, plant and soil sciences department head at Mississippi State University. “International markets rely […] [...]

Officials hope Agri-Center generates revenue with new signage

by Associated Press Published: July 25,2012

Tags: agricultural, agriculture, convention, county government, farm, farmer, farming, meeting, Museum, revenue, sign, signage

TUPELO — Lee County wants to refurbish or replace the sign outside its Agri-Center with an LED screen capable of displaying ads it can sell to earn money. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the project could bring in about $92,000 a year for the cash-strapped facility in Verona. County administrator Sean Thompson says […] [...]

With disaster declaration, Cochran says drought needs ‘careful monitoring’

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — With the U.S. Department of Agriculture issuing a drought disaster designation for north Mississippi, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) said the expanding drought situation across the nation deserves careful monitoring. The USDA has notified Mississippi officials that four Mississippi counties — DeSoto, Panola, Tate and Tunica — have been granted primary natural disaster […] [...]

Experts remain optimistic, but hot, dry weather impacting crops

by MBJ Staff Published: July 16,2012

Tags: agricultural, agriculture, commodity, crop, drought, dry, farm, farmer, farming, hot, row crop, water, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An ideal growing season through mid-June turned into a hot and dry situation that stressed the state’s crops until widespread rains came after the Fourth of July. The state has experienced very hot and dry weather in the last several weeks, but Mississippi State University experts remain optimistic about the overall potential. […] [...]

State’s farmers triple the peanuts planted last year

by Associated Press Published: July 16,2012

Tags: agricultural, agriculture, crop, farm, farmer, farming, legume, nut, peanut, plant, planting, row crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi farmers moved from ninth to seventh this year among peanut-growing states, more than tripling the number of acres planted in peanuts. Fresh figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Mississippi farmers put 50,000 acres into peanuts this year, up sharply from the estimated 15,000 acres planted in 2011. The increase […] [...]

Delta Branch Experiment Station continues to grow

Folks in the Delta know exactly what it is. They might call it Delta Research and Extension Center or Delta Branch Experiment Station — or they might just call it “Stoneville.” Whatever the name, they know the work being done at the Mississippi State University-operated agriculture research complex is vitally important to farmers across the […] [...]

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