A full 94% of all U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish are raised here in in Mississippi, as well as Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana.
There’s a lot more to raising cattle than meets the eye. Farmers must closely monitor conditions of their herds, both for the safety and health of the herd and for others.
Corn, Wheat, Feed Grains
Mississippi growers have grown about 694,000 acres of corn and produced 131 bushels per acre or 91 million bushels over the last five years.
Cotton is a major crop in Mississippi. Mississippi producers plant approximately 1.1 million acres of cotton annually.
Dairy cattle plays a vital role in agriculture and in our lives. Special care is taken to ensure that dairy cattle have proper nutrition, which is why dairy farmers often rely on experts in nutrition for advice on feeding their cows.
The Mississippi horse industry plays a significant role in the state’s economy and is a growing segment of Mississippi agriculture.
Forages are the foundation of livestock production in Mississippi’s agriculture. In gross value, hay is considered the state’s fifth largest crop.
Our forests provide recreational opportunities, encourage tourism, and create environmental benefits such as excellent water quality, cleaner air, improved wildlife habitat and the storage of atmospheric carbon.
Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and because of their laborious work ethic, we owe many thanks to this amazing yet often under appreciated insect.
Horticulture, literally garden culture, is a part of crop agriculture that also includes agronomy and forestry.
USA peanuts are planted after the last frost in April through May, when soil temperatures reach 65°—70°F.
During the early part of this century there was great interest in poultry breeds. Selection and breeding by poultry fanciers was for the purposes of producing a pure breed and a bird that would place high in poultry exhibitions. Bird performance was considered secondary to productive considerations.
Vast changes have taken place in recent years in soybean production in Mississippi. Previous practices included planting maturity Groups VI and VII while planting the bulk of acreage in maturity Groups IV and V is standard practice today.
Believe it or not, producing balanced diets for swine is a big job! A variety of feed ingredients are used in proper proportions to produce the perfect diet for pigs at each stage of their lives.