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  • Soybean, peanut acreage exceeds early forecasts as cotton tumbles – July 6, 2020

    Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted.

  • Drier weather helps growers catch up on planting – May 29, 2020

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Row crop growers in Mississippi used a relatively dry May to make up for planting time lost earlier in the spring due to wet weather and soggy fields. As of May 24, planting progr …

  • State row crop planting delayed by wet weather – April 24, 2020

    Wet weather that won’t let up has resulted in a very slow start to Mississippi row crop planting, and time is running out for corn.

  • COVID-19 crisis could modify planting intentions – March 31, 2020

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Weather always plays a role in the spring planting decisions of Mississippi row-crop producers, but the market impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is another variable they wil …

  • Mississippi agriculture nears $7.4 billion – December 18, 2019

    In 2019, Mississippi’s agricultural industry faced the prospect of dipping below $7 billion for the first time in eight years, but federal payments pushed its value up enough to post a slight gain ove …

  • MSU Row Crop Short Course set for Dec. 2-4 – November 5, 2019

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Cotton leafroll dwarf virus is capable of causing significant yield loss and was reported for the first time in Mississippi earlier this year. The implications of this disease wil …

  • Corn looks good at harvest despite struggles in season – September 13, 2019

    A difficult planting season followed by heavy rains and drainage issues challenged corn producers, but growers are still expected to produce a good crop despite these tough conditions.

  • Continued flooding keeps farmland out of production – June 20, 2019

    Although numbers on paper look about right for Mississippi row crops, the reality is actually quite grim in places.

  • After delays, corn plunges into summer – May 15, 2019

    Corn producers rushed to finish planting — or replanting — as much as sunny weather has allowed so far in May.

  • UAS technology helps assess tornado damage – April 18, 2019

    HAMILTON, Miss. — Determining the extent of tornado damage to farms in Monroe County will take weeks, but video shot from flying drones will speed up the process. Mississippi State University Extensi …