soybean field

Jimmy Sneed - Hernando, Mississippi

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.

Photo: The weather may be damp, but Sneed’s fields are looking good after a successful post-emerge weed application has been applied.

June 30, 2014—We have received about 4-5 inches in the last week. We are having the wettest June we have had here in Mississippi since 1897 and we will have to re-plant some acres once the rain stops.  So that has been our challenge lately. Our beans do look good though; we got our post-emerge weed control on our early and full-season beans, so we are in the vegetative stage right now. We hope to finish planting our double-crop soybeans later this week, once the ground dries some.
I want our international customers to know that despite the unusual weather we have had so far this growing season, we are still going to produce a reliable crop of U.S. soybeans for them. The moisture we have received so far will help the beans grow faster for the remainder of the season, and we will provide a quality crop for them just like we have done before.