Posts Tagged ‘cotton’

Cotton prices may be good for farmers, but…

by Clay Chandler Published: September 19,2010

Tags: Clothiers, cotton, Eric Wiseman, Keith Kinkade, prices

While Mississippi’s farmers enjoy a harvest season with cotton prices hovering near 15-year highs, clothing retailers keep a wary eye on the situation. Since the first of the year, cotton prices have doubled. In early September, the price of one pound of raw cotton hit 93 cents, and has since hovered around the 90 cent […] [...]

Cotton rebounds

by Clay Chandler Published: September 19,2010

Tags: cotton, Ernie Flint, Johnny Swayze

Johnny Swayze, 58, has been in the cotton business as long as he can remember. Ask him if remembers the worst crop in his lifetime, and he doesn’t have to go back far — only to last year. “We don’t have anybody living today that can remember one worse,” said Swayze, who operates the Midway […] [...]

Cotton crop off to best start in years

by Wally Northway Published: June 3,2010

Tags: agriculture, cotton, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Spring rains have been kind to most Mississippi farmers, and conditions are offering cotton one of its best starts in recent years. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most of the state’s crop has been slightly ahead of schedule. “The weather has not caused a significant […] [...]

Chip Morgan on Delta Council

STONEVILLE- MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill visits with Delta Council vice-president Chip Morgan to discuss the economic development organization’s work in the Mississippi Delta regional. [...]

Delta Council Turns 75

STONEVILLE- MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill travels to Stoneville, the home of Delta Council, one of the state’s oldest economic development organizations. [...]

Searching begins in Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY — Rescuers stood ready Sunday to comb neighborhoods of splintered homes and twisted debris in Mississippi, a day after a devastating tornado sliced through the state and killed 10 people, including three children.James Jackson, a deputy state fire marshal, said crews took a break overnight but were organizing at first daylight to resume […] [...]

Boll weevil eradication cost slashed

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2010

Tags: agriculture, boll weevil, cotton, pest control

STARKVILLE — Cotton production costs continue to climb in most categories with one exception – boll weevil control. When the boll weevil eradication program first entered Mississippi’s eastern counties in 1997, cotton growers were assessed $20 per acre. As the program progressed westward, first-year assessments ranged from $20 to $24 per acre. Initially, weevils were […] [...]

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