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Rain not yet a problem for farmers

Despite the number of rainy days the L-O-U community has experienced during recent weeks, area farmers are still hoping for a successful harvest. (April 19, 2015, Page 1A)

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    Garden a great place for father-son bonding

    Publisher Tim Phillips writes about his memories of gardening with his father, former EAGLE Publisher Jesse P. Phillips and all that it means to him. (April 12, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Yes,Virginia,there is a farmer

      Columnist ShaundiWall explains to us what a CSA is and how it helps local farmers. (December 14, 2014, Page 2C)

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        Disappearing Insurance

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

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          Gardening: Dad’s way then, Don’s way now

          A recent column about gardening by Staff Writer Jerra Scott and typical Southern summer weather brought back memories of working in the family gardens and field for Editor Don Whitten. There is a difference, Whitten writes, in how he did his “gardening” then and now. (July 9, 2014, Page 4)

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            Shopping at farmers’ markets about more than produce

            Shopping at farmers’ markets is a growing trend and now Oxonians have more options to purchase fresh produce and baked goods. (May 31, 2013, Page 1B)

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              Fine Day For Fire Ants

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days growing up on a farm – and his run-in with some “hungry” fire ants one day while picking up bales of hay. (April 16, 2013, Page 4)

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                That Dirty 830

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story of a run-in with a John Deere tractor in telling how he learned that showing off and not paying attention to detail can cause more problems than good. (March 26, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Cotton remains one of Lafayette County’s main crops

                  While cotton is a major crop in Mississippi, it continues to be one for Lafayette County as well, although corn and soybeans are giving the King of Cotton a run for its money. (November 2, 2012, Page 1B)

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                    Dry conditions little concern for farmers

                    Lafayette County is under a moderate drought due to the dry spring, however, thanks to irrigation systems, local farmers say their crops are doing just fine. (June 7, 2012, Page 5A)

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