Posts Tagged ‘cotton’

Construction to begin tomorrow on new $6.5M cotton gin

by Associated Press Published: May 2,2012

Tags: agriculture, commodities, construction, cotton, cotton gin, crops, farmers, farms, gin, row crops

NOXUBEE COUNTY — Construction is scheduled to begin tomorrow on a $6.5 million cotton gin in Noxubee County. Bogue Chitto Gin Inc. was created by a group of 25 cotton farmers from Aliceville, Ala., and from Lowndes, Clay and Noxubee counties in Mississippi. Rodney Mast, a member of the investment group, tells The Commercial Dispatch […] [...]

Ag commodities groups identify priorites for research, education

ABERDEEN — Advocates for agriculture met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona to identify priorities for research and Extension Service education programs at Mississippi State University. Scientists from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, specialists with the MSU Extension Service and almost 250 members of the North Mississippi Producer […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Even with record year, farmers are still hurting

Despite a challenging year of bad weather and a faltering economy, Mississippi agriculture set a new value record year in 2011, according to a report form the Mississippi State University Extension Service. However, spiraling input costs as well as financial woes at home and abroad and an angry Mother Nature put a squeeze on farmers’ […] [...]

Staplcotn expecting less cotton next year due weak prices

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2011

Tags: agriculture, commodities, cotton, crop, farmers, farms, market prices, planting, planting intentions, row crops

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Although Mississippi’s cotton acreage rebounded somewhat in 2011, Staplcotn’s Hank Reichle is expecting Delta farmers to plant less of the fiber in 2012 in response to lower prices. Reichle, vice president of export sales for the Greenwood-based cotton-marketing cooperative, said farmers are not glued to any one crop. “Producers have diversified. They […] [...]

State’s cotton crops faces numerous hurdles

by MBJ Staff Published: September 9,2011

Tags: agriculture, cotton, drought, heat, rains, severe weather, storms, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s cotton has overcome one hurdle after another all season, and fall weather is all that stands between respectable yields and the finish line. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service, said “challenging” is the one word that sums up the 2011 cotton crop. “It has been a year […] [...]

With cotton acreage up, mill could add workers

by Associated Press Published: August 11,2011

Tags: agriculture, cotton, cottonseed, Oil

GREENWOOD — It has been almost 2½ years since cottonseed was last milled at Greenwood’s Delta Oil Mill. If the cotton crop produces as projected, however, the mill could get back to its origins and extract vegetable oil from cottonseed again this fall, says John Stewart, the mill’s manager. That could add 40 to 50 […] [...]

State’s cotton crop off to very rocky start

by For the MBJ Published: June 20,2011

Tags: agriculture, cotton, drought, flooding, severe weather, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s young cotton crop has already faced a list of challenges including flooding, late planting, insects and now drought. “It’s been a challenge from the word go,” said Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “We went from an almost perfect planting season last year to one that […] [...]

MSU entomologists win IPM award

by MBJ Staff Published: January 9,2011

Tags: Angus Catchot, cotton, Don Cook, Fred Musser, Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University

Four Mississippi State University entomologists are among a group of Mid-South colleagues being honored for a continuing project to identify effective cotton pest management strategies. Group members from MSU are Don Cook, Jeff Gore, Angus Catchot and Fred Musser. Cook and Gore are based at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, and Catchot […] [...]

Fins, bolls rebound

by Wally Northway Published: December 26,2010

Tags: agriculture, catfish industry, cotton, Darrin Dobbs

Catfish and cotton show new life While most producers enjoyed a bounce-back year in 2010, two commodities that many had given up for dead enjoyed Lazarus-like resurrections. Mississippi’s catfish industry has been on a downward spiral for years. High input costs, rising foreign competition and other factors have driven many out of aquaculture. That attrition […] [...]

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