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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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