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February 7, 2020 - Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Fruit

The invasive species of fruit fly, Spotted Wing Drosophila, can wreak havoc on the state’s largest commercial fruit crop – blueberries. But homeowners likely won’t find it to be a significant problem.

January 31, 2020 - Filed Under: Crops, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Farming, Agri-tourism, Forages, Livestock, Local Flavor

Regional agriculture advisory groups will meet across the state next month to provide input on educational programing and research conducted by Mississippi State University.

January 10, 2020 - Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts

Blueberry growers and others interested in growing blueberries commercially can learn more about the crop during an upcoming workshop.

January 7, 2020 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture

Mississippi farmers and gardeners who want to learn about plant propagation and seed starting are invited to attend the next Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day.

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December 18, 2019 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Rice, Soybeans, Poultry, Timber Prices

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 over 2018.

The estimated value of Mississippi agriculture in 2019 is $7.39 billion, a 0.2% gain from last year’s $7.37 billion. Included in the total is an estimated $628 million in government payments, the largest amount of federal assistance Mississippi producers have seen since 2006

Success Stories

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Agriculture, Crops, Cotton, Farming
Volume 5 Number 2

John McKee refers to the Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course as a “convention of rock stars.”

A woman wearing a blue collared jacket stands in the fruit aisle of a grocery store.
Peanuts, Irrigation, Equine, Equine Assisted Therapy Programs, The PROMISE Initiative, Nutrition, EFNEP
Volume 5 Number 2

In this "What's New in Extension," Extension agents implement better safety standards, train to deliver Mental Health First Aid, and receive national recognition. Also, new irrigation and specialists join the Extension family.

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Agriculture, Crops, Sweet Potatoes
Volume 5 Number 1

After growing up on a family sweet potato farm, Jamie Earp left thinking farming just wasn’t for him. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Community, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response
Volume 4 Number 3

When Calhoun County supervisors helped buy a grain bin rescue tube for their fire departments, they hoped no one would ever have to use it

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4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Livestock, Beef
Volume 4 Number 3

Greg Chambers is one Mississippi producer who’s focused on innovating. Whether he’s growing soybeans and wheat on his Prentiss County property or raising cattle and goats on other acres, Chambers is always looking for a better, more efficient way of doing things.

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Rice Rice Baby October 22, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:45am
Farmweek, Entire Show, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Farmweek, Entire Show, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Farmweek, Entire Show, Nov. 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

ECTO Apps

Filed Under: Crops
App type: Android
Row Crop Calculator allows farmers to determine plant population from row width.

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