January 2018 Stories

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The Use of Drones A farmer’s friendly eye in the sky

By Mark H. Stowers Louis Wasson, Mississippi State Senior Extension Associate whose specialty is Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture noted that farmers have been “promised a lot” from drone manufacturers and sales people but he’s searching for the truth. “There is a lot of hype associated with using aerial vehicles in agriculture. A lot of …

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Environmental Quality Incentives program benefits farmers

By Angela Rogalski • Photo by Rory Doyle Conservation is vital to the Mississippi Delta and the preservation of its land, which has some of the most fertile soil in the world. Today, agricultural producers do have a resource for financial and technical assistance to help them with those conservation efforts by applying for assistance …

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Back in the Day Retired farmers reminisce about the ol’ times

By Mark H. Stowers They plow, they plant, they pick – for generations farmers have had simple yet at times, complex jobs to perform. For many Delta area farmers farm work began with simple tasks and simple tools but decades later technology supposedly makes the simple tasks easier involving fewer and fewer farm workers. Retired …

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