Winter wheat crop needs break from rain
Cool temperatures through March kept some Mississippians comfortable, but they slowed the development of wheat, the state’s only row crop grown through winter.
Erick Larson, corn and wheat state specialist with the MSU Extension Service, said wheat acreage is high this year, with 420,000 acres planted in the fall. State growers planted 500,000 acres in 2007, but this year marks the second highest planting since 1990.
Brian Williams, Extension agricultural economist, said July wheat futures were trading as high as $7.30 the third week of March.
Co. leaving big money in healthcare on the table Tunica County is...
Blues legend James Cotton dead at 81 World-renowned blues...
Local History: Typhoid fever panics Tunica Countians in 1952 This week continues a...
Terror attack on U.S. soil defined the year 2001 [Editor’s note: The...
Utility district sets March 25 deadline to collect past dues Approximately 500...