Agriculture: a bright spot in U.S. economy

After “gloom and doom” in the U.S. economy in 2009, last year was a good one for north Mississippi agriculture, says Abbott Myers, Dundee, Miss., grains producer and chairman of the Mississippi Land Bank, which serves 32 counties in north Mississippi. And while he sees the nation’s weighty debt and inflation as problems that need to be dealt with going forward, he told the bank’s stockholders at their annual meeting at Como, Miss., that the outlook for agriculture continues strong.