Tag Archives: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Act now or face possible ‘haunting’ of your home

October 4, 2013

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As we approach Halloween, now is the time to protect our homes from being haunted by creatures that only come out at night. Most people think of certain insects and mice as the critters looking for a cozy spot to spend the winter. But as natural habitats decline, bats are also looking for suitable homes. […]

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Kids and bugs connect at Mississippi State

October 2, 2013

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They are creepy and crawly, but it seems kids just can’t get enough bugs in their lives. The seventh annual Bugfest was held Sept. 27-28 at Mississippi State University, and drew around 1,000 visitors — almost twice as many as last year, said Pat Drackett, arboretum director. The hands-on event is designed to introduce children […]

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Ag lenders to get updated during Extension/Farm Bureau events

September 25, 2013

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The agriculture lending industry will be schooled on a number of topics during an upcoming series of workshops. Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau will host the events Oct. 15 at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, Oct. 16 at the Farm Bureau Building in Jackson and Oct. 24 at the […]

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Extension Service offering financial literacy workshop

September 19, 2013

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One of the needs many point to in Mississippi to improve quality of life here in the state in financial literacy, and a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking to address that issue. Extension is offering its Dollars and Sense 2013: Financial Education for the Classroom workshop to anyone who […]

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Upside of miserable weather: Over-supply of meat could lower price of grilling

May 6, 2013

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Maybe – just maybe – Mississippians who love to grill out will reap an unexpected benefit from the recent cold, rainy weather – lower prices on steaks and other delectables for the grill. Outdoor grilling has been a pursuit delayed for some time now by constant rain that recently was joined by chilly temperatures. The […]

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Tornado-damaged telecom tower cripples farming efforts

April 12, 2013

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Even if their farms were not in the path of the April 11 tornado, hundreds of farmers will feel the loss of the massive communications tower in Noxubee County. The 300-foot-tall microwave tower located in the middle of a soybean field just northeast of Macon provided about 200 farmers and others with broadband Internet and […]

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Gulf shrimp landings are up, but prices down

June 25, 2012

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BILOXI — The shrimp are slightly bigger, but prices are down, making this year’s season-opening in Biloxi comparable to last year’s start. As in previous years, Gulf shrimpers are seeing prices forced downward by competition from imported shrimp that sells for less. All the while, they are hit with higher operating cots, especially for diesel […]

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Dry spring puts Mississippi rice producers ahead of schedule

April 20, 2012

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Dry conditions have allowed Mississippi rice producers to plant earlier this year than in previous years. Nathan Buehring, rice specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said an absence of heavy spring rains put the state’s producers well ahead of schedule. About 80 to 85 percent of the state’s rice was planted by mid-April. […]

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Warm winter and rain challenge Mississippi wheat crop

March 23, 2012

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A winter that quit before it got started challenged the state’s wheat crop, resulting in a below-average crop as it enters the homestretch, the Mississippi State University Extension Service said in its first weekly crop report of the year. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the Extension Service, said warm winter temperatures pushed the crop’s […]

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Mississippi agriculture industry vows new fight against migrant crackdown

October 23, 2011

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With Southern governors and legislatures in a hurry to enact strict immigration enforcement measures, worries have arisen across the region that farm crops will wither in the fields without enough migrant workers to harvest them. That prospect has set up a potential fight in Mississippi between legislators who want to take a hard line against […]

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