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Looking for a Break for Spring Planting in West Tennessee

Looking for a Break for Spring Planting in West Tennessee

About a month ago, I was all excited.  Planters were rolling in the Mid-South and I could smell the soil.  We had had several hot days in the Mid-South and I was ready to get to planting cotton. Like cotton farmers in the area, I knew it was still too early.  But I saw strawberries […]

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My Job is a Farm By-Product (the t-shirt)

My Job is a Farm By-Product (the t-shirt)

It’s Friday night and I’m listening to the rain come down.  So nice to be home.  I put my feet up & decided to catch up on what’s been going on in the digital week.  I saw a tweet from a farmer I talk to a good bit — “Waiter at Famous Daves has T-shirt […]

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Please! Can we plant cotton now? Please?!?!

Please! Can we plant cotton now? Please?!?!

I’m not sure how many folks know how farmers know whether its time to plant. When it comes to my favorite crop — cotton, there are lots of different guidelines, but one grabs me. In the Mississippi Delta, there is always an oxbow lake, a creek, the Mississippi River or some body of water nearby. […]

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hundreds of miles from my house...

hundreds of miles from my house…

It will sound strange, but those of you who know me probably expect strange from me at times. I woke up yesterday and headed to the Memphis airport. Memphis where I was born & raised, attended grad school & am living now. It’s where I have family and fear friends. I love the river, the […]

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A Cotton Pickin’ Good Time in TN

Nothing like getting out in the field with a kid — whether they are from the city or farm.  You suddenly realize how cool it is to know even the slightest things about farming.  And luckily my nieces & nephews have always been up for a stop along the road and some ag education. Last […]

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Speechless or Ready to Rant? I Chose The Middle Ground

I started tapping this blog entry as we reached our cruising altitude on a flight home. It’s been a long weekend with a lot going on work-wise.  Good stuff for the cotton business, but there seemed to be more than a few things making me feel a bit off my pace.  I know it won’t […]

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Cotton Pickin’ Halloween

Nothing like getting out in the field with a kid — whether they are from the city or farm.  You suddenly realize how cool it is to know even the slightest things about farming.  And luckily my nieces & nephews have always been up for a stop along the road and some ag education. Yesterday […]

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Mid-South Cotton at Harvest

With that title, I just have to start this post by screaming UGH! It’s most likely what you’d hear if you brought the topic up to a Mid-South cotton farmer.  Well, if they were able to refrain from cursing.  And while today is gorgeous, cotton farmers in the Mid-South are looking at yield and quality […]

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