Posts Tagged ‘crops’

MDAC: Businesses ‘overwhelmingly support’ online pesticide registration

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) introduced the Pesticide Products Registration Online System in 2011 to overwhelming support from businesses nationwide, according to MDAC. In its first year of operation as a pilot system, over 80 percent of businesses took advantage of the online application as a way to register pesticides […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Lawmakers pushing for controversial new farm subsidy

WASHINGTON — Farm-state lawmakers are moving to create a whole new subsidy that would protect farmers when their revenue drops — an unprecedented program that critics say could pay billions of dollars to farmers now enjoying record-high crop prices. The subsidy, free insurance that would cover farmers’ “shallow crop losses” before their paid insurance kicks […] [...]

Deadline nearing for Bayer CropScience claims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The deadline is approaching for rice farmers to submit claims in order to share in the settlement of a lawsuit against Bayer CropScience over genetically modified rice that was inadvertently introduced into the U.S. market. Bayer has agreed to a $750 million settlement. Farmers have until Oct. 10 to submit claims. Richard […] [...]

Rains from Lee beneficial to state’s farmers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tropical Storm Lee brought much-needed rains to Mississippi’s parched fields and pastures but minimal flood and wind damage. Late-season tropical storms can be costly, even devastating, when winds and pounding rains may whip plants and complicate harvests. When Lee swept through the state over Labor Day weekend, most of Mississippi’s crops either […] [...]

Tractors running; corn first in the ground

by Published: April 6,2011

Tags: agriculture, crops, farmers, planting

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers are ready to begin the 2011 growing season, and the first fields being prepared are corn fields. Erick Larson, small grains specialist with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service, said growers were approaching the halfway point in planting this year’s corn crop by the end of March. They should complete planting by […] [...]

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