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Sweet potato industry planning for future disasters

Two years removed from the worst disaster they had ever experienced in history, the state’s sweet potato growers are brimming with optimism. Perhaps more than a half-dozen farmers will put in a crop this year for the first time, and market prices are solid. Still, growers learned a lesson from 2009, when adverse weather wiped out roughly 70 percent of ...

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Sweet-er potatoes

With weather on their side, so far, growers are looking to rebound from disastrous 2009 So far, so good. Mississippi’s sweet potato growers aren’t ready to celebrate yet, but the 2010 growing season is off to an excellent start — maybe the best ever. If those conditions hold, many farmers might just survive the worst times in the growers’ history. “This ...

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