Over the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2013, “Farmweek,” out of Starkville, Miss., broadcast its latest news on a variety of crops and livestock.
Lastest “Farmweek” Report
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
“Farmweek” is Mississippi’s oldest and only locally-produced agricultural television news show. The show dates back to 1977.
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).
“The answer is B., 60 foreign countries receive their chickens from Mississippi.”
The same show is aired twice a week, on Saturday and on Monday, and 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