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2014 Row Crop Short Course

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2014 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 1st – 3rd, 2014.

On-line registration is available at: http://msucares.com/rowcrops/shortcourse/index.html.

Pre-registration is free of . . . → Read More: 2014 Row Crop Short Course

Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 20th

Mississippi State University will host its Second Annual Sweetpotato Field Day on Wednesday August 20th at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station (8320 Hwy 15 S., Pontotoc, MS 38863).  The program for the field day is below.  Please contact Stephen Meyers with any questions at smeyers@ext.msstate.edu or 662.489.4621.

Sweetpotato Field . . . → Read More: Sweetpotato Field Day Program- August 20th

Supplemental Coverage Available for 2015 Mississippi Winter Wheat

The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) crop insurance endorsement will be available to winter wheat producers in Bolivar, Coahoma, Sunflower, Tallahatchie and Washington counties for 2015. SCO was authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 and will provide an indemnity payment when yield or market revenue (depending on whether the producer has a yield protection or revenue . . . → Read More: Supplemental Coverage Available for 2015 Mississippi Winter Wheat

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.
. . . → Read More: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

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