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Ag Practice Custom Rate Survey

A very useful document that we have produced periodically over the years in MSU Agricultural Economics and MSU Extension is the Custom Rate Survey. This document allows for producers and landowners to view custom rate costs for specific practices such as tillage, planting, baling, harvesting and others across the state. However, in order to produce this publication, we need help surveying producers to gain insight into the costs they either charge for custom services or that are incurred by producers for a specific practice that someone did for them. The more quality responses that are given will help with the accuracy of the information that is placed in the next publication. If a producer is not sure of a cost, they can skip that particular section and fill in the ones that they know.

Thanks for your help with this important publication, and if anyone has any questions about the current publication or the survey, feel free to contact Dr. Steve Martin or Dr. Brian Mills.

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Ag Practice Custom Rate Survey Publications


Publication Number: P3076
Publication Number: P3187
Publication Number: P3951
Publication Number: P3594


Honey in a jar.
Filed Under: Beekeeping, Food Safety June 14, 2024

There is nothing like the taste of a sweet spoon of honey. The versatility of honey makes it a very useful item to have around the kitchen, and for that reason, raising honeybees and selling the honey has become increasingly popular.

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Filed Under: Cotton June 11, 2024

Cotton planting has all but drawn to a close in Mississippi for the year, with the state seeing an increase to an expected 500,000 acres in 2024. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made that acreage estimate and said the crop was 94% planted by June 9, 2024. Of that acreage, 80% was either in good or excellent condition, with 19% in fair and just 1% in poor condition.

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Filed Under: Catfish, Farm Stress June 11, 2024

While every job has stress points, few people go to work knowing they could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in any given day. That is a reality for many in the agricultural sector, and mental health struggles are a frequent result.

Success Stories

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Volume 10 Number 1

Cruising into Madison County, you see a cultivated urban landscape full of brick edifices and manicured lawns spring up around you. Your cell phone announces your turnoff, and you comply, turning onto an older road that soon turns to gravel.

A woman smiling and holding a planter full of lettuce.
Volume 10 Number 1

Susie Harmon laughs when she relates her granddaughter’s observation of her favorite pastime.

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Volume 10 Number 1

A Smithsonian Institution exhibit about rural communities continues its journey in public libraries across Mississippi.


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