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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Soybean crop off to slow start

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- At about 2.2 million acres, soybeans are easily the state’s biggest row crop with a flexible planting window that puts them in the clean-up position when farmers cannot plant other crops on time.

Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the crop was about 60 percent planted by early May. This amount was just ahead of the 5-year average pace but behind the early planting seen in 2017.


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