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Analyzing Mississippi Soybean Producers’ Farm Bill Alternatives

With the recent passage of the 2014 Agricultural Act a number of new choices are available for producers, while many of the previous options are no longer available. The analysis here examines these choices for soybean production in Mississippi. The report can be viewed at this LINK (Adobe Reader required to view . . . → Read More: Analyzing Mississippi Soybean Producers’ Farm Bill Alternatives

Farm Bill and Market News & Notes

A few items from us boring ag economists —

We’re still analyzing the 2014 Farm Bill (largely waiting on the rules and regulations). But, in the mean time, click the links below for a few items that be of use:

New Revenue Options in the 2014 Farm Bill

Updated Presentations and Acreage (Base & Generic) Calculators

Also, we recap Friday’s (May . . . → Read More: Farm Bill and Market News & Notes

Summary of the New Farm Bill

The recent passage of the 2014 Farm Bill (formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014) brings about some significant changes in agricultural policies, specifically within Titles One and Eleven in the legislation. The following summarizes the key changes that were made, the new programs that are being made available to landowners and producers, and the decisions . . . → Read More: Summary of the New Farm Bill

Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

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Mississippi has a 24c label allowing Avipel use on field or sweet corn seed for the purpose of repelling blackbirds and cowbirds. Thus, we no longer need to rely on an emergency condition to be declared. This newsletter will discuss different formulations and use of this product on corn seed. . . . → Read More: Bird Repellent Available to Protect Corn Seed

2014 Farm Bill: Nearing Completion

Late Monday evening (Jan 27) the conference committee of the U.S. House of Representative and the Senate finalized the Agricultural Act of 2014 putting the new farm bill on its path to approval. The House passed the bill today (Jan 29) by a vote of 251-166.  The Senate may vote tomorrow.  Much of the bill will . . . → Read More: 2014 Farm Bill: Nearing Completion

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Bird Repellent Available for Corn Seed

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If you need some help deterring blackbirds or other ground-feeding birds from ruining your corn stand, you can make plans now regarding the product Avipel. . . . → Read More: Bird Repellent Available for Corn Seed

2012 Row Crop Short Course

The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at the door.  Registration may be completed online at the following website:

Row Crop Short Course Online Registration

Meals . . . → Read More: 2012 Row Crop Short Course

Farm Bill Passed By Senate

The United States Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (S.3240), which is their version of the 2012 Farm Bill. The House still has to take up their own version of a Farm Bill and, if/once passed, the two chambers will meet in conference to hammer out a consensus piece of legislation.

The Senate version has . . . → Read More: Farm Bill Passed By Senate

Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council

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The 2012 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council and Mississippi Seedsmen’s Association convention will be held again at beautiful Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, on July 24-July 28, 2012. This will be our 19th year at Perdido Beach Resort. . . . → Read More: Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council