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Mississippi peanut field days scheduled in September

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will hold three field days in September, and growers are invited to attend and get a firsthand look at disease plots, insect trial results, and variety and cultural practices trials.

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Outlook bright for 2014 Mississippi sweet potato crop

Mississippi sweet potato acreage for 2014 is up about 11 percent, and as harvest kicks off the market is strong, growers were told at the annual Mississippi Sweet Potato Field Day at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station.

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RiceTec Field Day: Studies show hybrid rice offers sustainability benefits

Sustainability increasingly coming into play for farmers, agribusinesses as consumers continue to ask about the origins of their food.
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Prepping for grain sorghum harvest: a few reminders

A report from MSU Extension’s Late Season Crops Field Day
Considerations as Mid-South milo harvest nears.

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How best to approach late-season cotton management?

A report from MSU Extension’s Late Season Crops Field Day
Considerations for late-season cotton management.

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2014 corn season reaching end of the line, soybeans still on track for record

Mycogen hybrids, varieties making waves as company continues to develop new corn, soybean lines adapted to the "extreme environment" found in the Mid-South.

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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

Important meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.

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Competition beginning to heat up as need grows for better broadband

As more companies begin offering better and expanded broadband services, the handwriting will be on the wall for the old line telecoms and cable companies, and they will have to compete or die.

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Delta Plastics announces conservation goal of 20 percent by 2020

New software program use could help reduce irrigation water usage, pumping costs by at least 20 percent per year by the year 2020, irrigation polytube executive says.
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Mid-South farmland prices falling, cash rents rising

Amid excellent crop growing conditions and lower grain prices, farmland values in the Midwest and Mid-South continued to decline during the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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Case IH unveils new Axial-Flow 240 Series Combines

The new Case IH Axial-Flow 240 combines look to set new levels of productivity and efficiency for 2015.

“As producers continue to achieve more yield per acre, Case IH combines match their capacity for even more efficient harvesting,” said Nathan Weinkauf, Case IH NAFTA combine marketing manager. “The new Axial-Flow 7240, 8240 and 9240 combines with larger engines deliver more power, more grain in the tank, and more hours of uninterrupted operation thanks to a larger fuel tank.”

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Anti-GMO activist – say it ain’t so Chuck

Chuck Norris attempts roundhouse leg kick to commercial agriculture, but misses badly.

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Frog-eye leaf spot, SDS showing up in Tennessee soybean fields

Frogeye leaf spot, SDS are being reported in Tennessee soybeans following a summer of cooler, wetter conditions than often occur in the summer in the upper Mid-South.
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White sugarcane aphid continues to dog Mid-South milo

Report from the DREC late-season crops field day
Grain sorghum crop nears harvest as white sugarcane aphid pressures remain high.

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Sunflower offers new tillage tools

AGCO/Sunflower is offering two new tillage products – the Sunflower 6650-48 vertical tillage tool and two larger split wing 1436SW disk harrows. Both can both be seen at the AGCO demonstration plots during the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 26–28.

Sunflower 6650-48 Vertical Tillage Tool

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Healthy eating, including peanuts, can help with diabetes, obesity

Scientists have found that eating a daily serving of peanuts can actually counteract diabetes risk factors and aid in weight loss, says Malcolm Broome, executive director of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association.

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Think out of the box while waiting on traits

Until new weed control traits arrive, the backbone of weed control programs for Palmer amaranth will be glufosinate, PPO herbicides and continued use of "out of the box" approaches.

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Fred Zaunbrecher – prepared for uncertain times

Rayne, La., rice producer Fred Zaunbrecher says his farm is prepared to meet the challenges of a scaled-back farm program, but wishes more could be done to resolve unfair trade practices that are undercutting U.S. markets.

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Cotton prices close to finding a bottom?

Cotton prices have fallen a long way, but could be seeking a floor -- we hope.

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Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon Sept. 19

Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss.
The Mississippi Delta Rice Industry will celebrate National Rice Month with its 24th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Delta State University’s Walter Sillers Coliseum in Cleveland, Miss.

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