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Standing Out by the Numbers — Top 10 Posts Read Here in 2011

As I looked back at 2011 on the blog, One of the things I thought may interest some of you (especially those of you who have yet to subscribe to the blog) is what sets this blog apart from others. One way to quickly show that is doing a top ten list. So what rose […]

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Rice Farming Year in Photos -- Downloadable 2012 Calendar

Rice Farming Year in Photos — Downloadable 2012 Calendar

Did you know that September is National Rice Month? Well I was reminded when I got an email about a Delta high school student, Kevin Muzzi, who is teaching first and second grade kids about rice production. You see, Kevin’s family farms rice in Bolivar County, Mississippi, a place I called home for more than […]

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Current State of the 2011 US Cotton Crop in Photos

This photo grabbed me late last week…  My friend Kelly Whatley (Twitter, Blog, Google+) lives in the Corpus Christi area and like so many of us, has a tradition of taking cotton harvest pictures, especially if there is a field or two that make you proud. South Texas always gets the first bale in and […]

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Memphis’ Top Tourist Site This Week is the Mississippi River Flood Water

This weekend downtown Memphis has likely seen some of the biggest days of visitors in a long time. Granted, the Memphis in May festival brought a lot of people in, but since Friday, the crowds have been steadily growing. Many of the folks coming down to the river front live in Memphis and the surrounding […]

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New Warnings in Memphis Regarding Flooding and Evacuations

Thursday I thought with the third day of sun, maybe things were returning to normal, however watching the local news at night, I know that’s far from the truth. I’m sitting here stunned. But given the report that the Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Agency (MSCEMA) will be issuing new map tomorrow morning, I’m going to wait to […]

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Stark Vegas Fun for Flat Stanley

Starkville, Mississippi (557 miles from home)   Hey Jake, (Cowboy with Flat Stanley – Cheeeeeese!) We were so excited when Flat Stanley arrived in Starkville, Mississippi – home of the Mississippi State University Bulldogs!  Starkville, also affectionately known as Stark Vegas, is less than three hours southeast of Memphis, Tennessee (and so many people in […]

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I Hope You Are Lucky Enough to Know a Sidney Miller

One of the greatest benefits to the career I lucked my way into, is the people. I really think that’s how I landed in agricultural communications and I know it’s a major part of the reason I’ve remained. From the first time I went out on a cotton farm to do my first story til […]

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Big Personalities, Great Histories & Pop Culture from Small Town America

When traveling through small towns, slowing down from highway speeds can help you find part of our history and pop culture you may otherwise miss.

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