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2018 Estate Tax Changes

By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet With the start of a new year and the passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” there are important changes to the federal estate tax. Everyone should take time to understand the current and any new estate tax law and to evaluate his or her estate to determine if estate tax liability may be an ... Read More »

Industry News For February 2018

CropMetrics 2018 Inaugural Precision Irrigation Summit CropMetrics is a precision agriculture company specializing in precision irrigation management. The company is hosting a free Irrigation Summit, Feb. 14, at the Clarksdale Country Club, 905 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, Mississippi. The summit begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at noon. Industry leaders will discuss the “why” and “how” of precision irrigation and ... Read More »

Marketing Roller Coaster Price Ride Is On

Like the legendary Icarus, the cotton market has spread its wings and continues to climb. The good news for cotton is that prices are climbing into the clouds without any fear of the sun’s heat melting its wings. On-call sales rose again recently as the market twice exceeded the open interest record that had been established a decade ago in ... Read More »

Five New Bayer Varieties Focus On High Yields

fibermax cotton varieties

Yield rules the day and gin turnout adds to the power of five new Bayer varieties that will be available in limited quantities for 2018 planting. “Choosing the right variety for the right field to harvest the right yield is paramount to successfully managing a cotton crop,” says Jason Wistehuff, Bayer product manager for FiberMax and Stoneville cotton. “We set ... Read More »

Five New Bayer Varieties Focus On High Yields

fibermax cotton varieties

Yield rules the day and gin turnout adds to the power of five new Bayer varieties that will be available in limited quantities for 2018 planting. “Choosing the right variety for the right field to harvest the right yield is paramount to successfully managing a cotton crop,” says Jason Wistehuff, Bayer product manager for FiberMax and Stoneville cotton. “We set ... Read More »

Take Precautions With Hunting, ATVs

Hunting and driving all-terrain vehicles are so linked in Mississippi that many people forget safety precautions when using these powerful machines. Bradley Staton, Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV associate, offers a few tips to increase the chances people will have a safe time in the woods on ATVs. “Always wear protective gear,” Staton says. “That means a helmet ... Read More »

Zero Escapes And Zero Crop Injury

J.P. Kelley and his business partner Fred Helms grow cotton and peanuts at H&K Farms south of Dothan, Alabama. Kelley says they battle tremendous glyphosate-resistant pigweed pressure. Here he recounts his weed control experience with PhytoGen® brand PHY 490 W3FE. Kelley’s herbicide program included Enlist Duo® herbicide and Enlist One™ herbicide that he applied on a trial basis. “Last year, ... Read More »