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Dry spring puts Mississippi rice producers ahead of schedule

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. Planting dates for the lower ...

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Mississippi farmers will up planted acreage by three percent this season

Crop rotation benefits and market prices remain the driving forces behind farmers’ planting decisions, reports the Mississippi State University’s Extension Service’s prospective The Department of Agriculture’s prospective plantings report, released March 30, forecasts 4.67 million acres planted in nine Mississippi crops, an increase of 3 percent from total acreage in 2011. John Michael Riley, agricultural economist with Mississippi State University’s ...

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