Posts Tagged ‘cotton’

State’s cotton crops faces numerous hurdles

by 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 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 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

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 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 […] [...]

Fins, bolls rebound

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 led […] [...]

Cotton prices may be good for farmers, but…

by 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 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 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. [...]

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