Posts Tagged ‘row crops’

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 […] [...]

Rains from Lee beneficial to state’s farmers

by MBJ Staff Published: September 15,2011

Tags: agriculture, crops, drought, famrs, farmers, rains, row crops, severe weather, tropical storm, tropical weather, Weather

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 […] [...]

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