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March 24, 2023 - Filed Under: Local Flavor, Farmers Markets, Local Food System Economies, Marketing and Business Planning, Specialty Crop Production

Have you considered becoming a vendor at your local farmers market? It’s important to do some research, check regulations, and make a plan before you begin a business or begin selling your products at one.

These tips can help you create a plan for selling at farmers markets and other similar venues.

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March 23, 2023 - Filed Under: Sweet Potatoes, Soil Testing, Plant Diseases and Nematode Diagnostic Services

Sweet potato growers in Mississippi can get free nematode testing of soil samples they send to Mississippi State University from now until Dec. 31, 2024. The samples can be submitted in nematode bags available at local county MSU Extension Service offices; samples are also accepted in quart-sized, sealed plastic bags.

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March 20, 2023 - Filed Under: Cotton, Insects-Crop Pests

The tarnished plant bug is Mississippi’s No. 1 most economically damaging insect in cotton, costing an estimated $42 million in yield losses plus millions more spent to control the pest.

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March 13, 2023 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Beef

The E.G. (Gene) Morrison Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station in Hinds County, which has sat largely vacant for two years, now has a new purpose, updated facilities and a new life after reopening this spring. The research station, part of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University, is a 1,700-acre facility dedicated to cattle, forage and agronomic crop research. It is part of the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond.

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March 6, 2023 - Filed Under: Agricultural Economics, Crops, Soil Fertility

STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Agricultural producers hoping for some relief from recent high fertilizer prices are not likely to find it in 2023.

Brian Mills, Mississippi State University Extension Service ag economist at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, said fertilizer prices are expected to remain at 2022 levels.

“We do have good, high crop prices, and with high crop prices, you usually see input costs stay high and go up,” Mills said.

Success Stories

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Agriculture, Crops
Volume 8 Number 3

Sharing links to popular social media posts and new feeds.

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Agriculture, Livestock, Beef, Community, Small Business
Volume 8 Number 3

Opening the right lines of communication is usually a prerequisite for anyone planning to start their own business.

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Agriculture, Rice
Volume 8 Number 3

On paper, Mike Wagner seems like an ordinary, successful Mississippi producer, but, in person, he defies expectations.

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Agriculture, Crops, Irrigation, Remote Sensing Technology, Soils, Soil Health, Soil Testing, Healthy Soils and Water, Healthy Water Practices, Water
Volume 8 Number 2

Brian Andrus irrigated exactly zero times on his Sunflower County farm in 2021. He didn’t even turn on his well.

 

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