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Officials asking for help to battle cogongrass 'invasion'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State officials are asking for the public’s help in stopping the spread of cogongrass, a weed that has invaded 62 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce-Bureau of Plant Industry is asking anyone who spots this invasive grass to report the sighting by calling (662) 325-3390. The problem is severe enough that a ...

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Soybean farmers fighting wind, rain, 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 because the weather has hampered ...

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