Posts Tagged ‘soybeans’

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’ […] [...]

Irby to assist growers

Mississippi State University’s Extension Service has selected Trent Irby as the new soybean specialist to assist the state’s soybean growers. He began work in January. Irby, a Mississippi native, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at MSU in 2005 and 2009, respectively, and is finishing his doctorate. He served as a student representative to the […] [...]

West inducted into Hall

Fifty-one years after graduating from Mississippi State University, Coyt “Bud” West returned to his alma mater to be honored by the industry he served. On Nov. 17, West’s colleagues, friends, family, and MSU faculty and administration gathered at the university’s poultry science building to honor West as he was inducted into the Mississippi Poultry Association’s […] [...]

Board funds soybean rust detection study

STARKVILLE — Farmers have battled the yield-robbing soybean cyst nematode (SCN) for decades, but they may soon have the tools to detect a SCN infestation faster than ever. Vincent Klink, Ph.D., with the Mississippi State University Department of Biological Sciences has been funded by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board to research new methods to provide […] [...]

Soybean farmers fighting wind, rain, weeds

by Published: April 26,2011

Tags: agriculture, planting, soybeans, Weather, weeds

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi soybean farmers have started planting in spite of unpredictable spring weather that has brought strong wind and heavy rains to some areas while leaving other regions dry. About 10 percent to 20 percent of the soybean crop is planted. “We are a little behind where we would like to be normally […] [...]

Mississippi Ag Day 2011

JACKSON- Farmers met their legislators at the 2011 Mississippi Ag Day at the State Capitol this week. Issues including eminent domain, new EPA regulations and rising input costs were discussed. [...]

New soybean production website launched

by Published: November 17,2010

Tags: agriculture, Internet, soybeans

JACKSON — The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) announced the launch of a new soybean production resource for the state’s soybean farmers at www.mssoy.org. The new website compiles and centralizes soybean research, reports and resources valuable to Mississippi soybean farmers. “If a soybean farmer is looking for specific information about growing and managing soybeans in […] [...]

Growing demand

Mississippi Foundation Seed Stocks still ginning 50 years later While the public planting seed market is well down from its peak in the 1980s, there is still a demand. And as it has for a half-century now, the Mississippi Foundation Seed Stocks, a unit of Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station […] [...]

Staggering losses

Crop damage estimated at nearly $500M John Anderson looked out his car window and surveyed yet another flooded field of soybeans. An agriculture economist at Mississippi State University, Anderson knows well the current crop loss estimates — in late October, he and colleague Dr. John Michael Riley figured it at approximately $371 million, or 23 […] [...]

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