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A&W Planting Co. Successful: One Season at a Time

By Aimee Robinette • Photography Ashley Putnam Walt Rambo didn’t come from a farming family, but that hasn’t stopped him from accumulating – and successfully farming – 1,150 acres of land. “I grew up around Clarksdale,” says Rambo. “My dad was a Methodist preacher. One church member, David Mullin, would take me to his farm …

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Ag Tank Solutions – Providing Container Cleaning Services Nationwide

By: Amile Wilson When Dane DeWeese decided he needed a side-hustle, he had no idea that it would turn into a national business with employees traveling across the country, all while living in Cleveland. “I still don’t quite know how it happened,” DeWeese says. Much to his own surprise, DeWeese has slowly and steadily built …

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The Farmer’s Friend Seed, Insecticide, and Herbicide Representatives

By Angela Rogalski Seed, insecticide and herbicide reps are more than just people who stop by every now and then to sell farmers and retailers the latest seeds or other farming supplies. Actually, many go above and beyond their job descriptions by educating, opening up dialogues with their customers and even hitting the fields to …

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Stoner Farms A Century of Farming Needs an Adapting Farm Headquarters

By Mark H. Stowers Photography by Johnny Jennings Smith Stoner’s great-grandfather made his way from Indiana to begin a farm legacy in the Mississippi Delta. For the past century the Stoner family has weathered the ups and downs of farming including the recent south Delta flood that put 72 percent of his crop land under …

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Belmont Plantation History Still in the Making

By Aimee Robinette Belmont Plantation is a much celebrated and world-renowned bed and breakfast nestled in Washington County. It is a whimsical site for weddings, dinners, political events and festivals, but its history is steeped in agriculture. The construction of Belmont started in 1856 and was completed in 1857. “The construction was primarily undertaken by carpenters …

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