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Weather may stall summer forage crops

Mississippi’s timber industry may see increasing demand for Southern pine lumber as new home construction rates continue to rise. This pine was growing in Monroe County on Sept. 12, 2013. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Ag Communications JACKSON – Hay producers need warmer temperatures and drier ground to catch up with production this spring. “Everything is shaping up to be late with all the wet, cool weather we’ve had,” said Charlie…

State soybean value grew $1B since 2006

These soybeans in Oktibbeha County were part of the crop that set a record yield of 45 bushels an acre in 2012 and 2013. The crop increased in value by $1 billion over six years. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE — Soybeans have been an important commodity in Mississippi for more than 50 years, but recent advances have pushed the crop’s value above $1 billion. Mississippi soybeans had a value of $267…

Wounded Warrior 5K winners announced

The Top 3 Male runners are:1st place: Kevin Rafferty, 2nd place: Timmy Farrish, 3rd  place: John Wilbanks.

Reported by Donna McKay, club reporter The Wounded Warrior Project 5K on March 29, sponsored by the Ackerman Twentieth Century Club, was a huge success. The women of GFWC Ackerman Twentieth Century Club would like to thank our donors, volunteers,…

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. What’s a noun that has “as” right in the middle and means a morbid, threatening influence or atmosphere that tends to corrupt or deplete? Meaning reason or justification for existence,…

State’s water resources need care, conservation

By Beth Poganski MSU Extension Service MISSISSIPPI STATE — Mississippi might not have been ranked the healthiest or the wealthiest state in 2013, but if there were a ranking for water resources, Mississippi would be near the top of the…