soybean field

Jimmy Sneed, Hernando, Mississippi

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Farm:  Jimmy raises soybeans, corn and wheat in Hernando, Mississippi. He and his wife, Dinah, have two children, Emily and Russ. This is Jimmy’s sixth year as a USB director and his second year as the Communications Target Area Coordinator. In addition, Jimmy is a director on the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, a member of the USSEC board and a Farm Bureau member. He has a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.
April 7, 2014—This week we spoke with Jimmy Sneed, USB director from northern Mississippi. After a busy week last week, he is now patiently waiting for the rain to stop so he can start his planting for the year. Jimmy hopes to start planting soybeans by late April.
Jimmy Sneed:
We have received an abundance of rain in the last few days here in Mississippi and more is forecasted for this week. Right now, our challenge is being patient as we wait for a couple of dry days so we can get into the fields and start planting. We use no-till practices, so as soon as we have some dryer weather we will also be applying burn-down applications in the soybean fields in preparation for planting.
As we gear up for the 2014 growing season, I want international buyers of U.S. soy to know that U.S. soybean farmers are doing their best to provide them with a reliable source of quality soybeans in the most sustainable way possible.