Business News for the Mississippi Delta

It’s Farming Time Again

As we publish the March edition of Delta Business Journal, farmers are beginning to break ground in their fields and are readying for the 2018 growing season. We have mentioned multiple times—on a good day farming is a tough business. The hard work and untold hours in the field, the sacrifice and uncertainty of this […]

Henk van Riessen

Delta Precision Technologies, LLC By Susan Montgomery Henk van Riessen’s one of those lucky people who grew up understanding what his vocational field would be. “At age 12, I already knew I would go to agriculture school ,” said van Riessen. And he did. That let him in 1993 he to Auburn University in Alabama, […]

The Importance of Ag Pilots to the Mississippi Delta

By Angela Rogalski All across the Mississippi Delta, and the entire country, for that matter, Ag pilots gear up for their day very early and get into the mindset they need to do their job. It’s an important service they provide, treating and protecting the crops we all need for food and the many other […]

Patrick Johnson- Tunica Farmer

By Becky Gillette • Photography by Austin Britt Patrick Johnson and his father, Pat, have traditionally planted a lot of cotton on their farm in Tunica County. Even while cotton acreage in the state decreased sharply in recent years due to low prices, the Johnsons did not sell their cotton equipment. That puts them in […]