Over the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2013, “Farmweek,” out of Starkville, Miss., broadcast its latest news on a variety of crops and livestock.
The same show is aired twice a week, on Saturday and on Monday.
The show’s background dates back to 1977, and some of that history is shared below.
The latest news reported for this week, on “Farmweek,” indicated that the Mississippi Mill will reopen with 100 available jobs.
In addition, the catfish harvest and beef stocks increased, cotton climbed above 80 cents, wheat price is still positive and the farm input price was also stated (see video).
The week’s trivia question:
“How many foreign countries receive their chickens from Mississippi?”
Answer Choices: A. 25 B. 60 C. 70 D. 75
For more details on each category and more news see video or go to Top Stories.
“Farmweek” is Mississippi’s oldest and only locally-produced agricultural television news show.
The show is produced by the Office of Agricultural Communications for the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
The studio portion of the show is produced at the University Television Center of Mississippi State University.
“Farmweek” is broadcast statewide 52 weeks a year on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Radio and Television and RFD-TV (nationwide satellite network).
This agricultural news show is devoted to presenting a variety of educational information to the public. The information is not readily available through the commercial media.
“Farmweek” keeps the state’s agricultural community up-to-date on government agricultural
programs, changes in U.S. farm policy and general agricultural news.
The show allows Mississippi State University specialists, scientists and other agencies to present useful information and land management advice directly to viewers.
They do this by usually showing viewers what other Mississippi residents have accomplished. Effectiveness is demonstrated by the fact viewers often contact “Farmweek” or the individuals involved in a story to find out how they can implement the practice or program that was demonstrated.
“The answer is B., 60 foreign countries receive their chickens from Mississippi.”
The show can be viewed in Mississippi and border areas of surrounding states at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (pre-empted during fund raising periods) and at 6 a.m. on Monday.
Artis Ford – Managing Editor
Leighton Spann – Market Segment Producer
Amy Taylor – Feature Segment Producer
Tim Allison – Southern Gardening Producer