Mid-South farmers filling sesame production gap

Traditionally, sesame is harvested by hand across the world — with a massive amount of seed and profit lost to shatter. Lack of efficient production is a major hole in global production, a gap that U.S. farmers can fill.

Ellington and Turner Massey, Massey Planting Co., Rudyard, Miss., are heading toward harvest with 305 sesame acres, and the father-and-son pair believes they have found an excellent fit for their fields.

For the complete sesame story, see Open sesame: New crop beckons to Delta growers

For more on the Massey farming operation, see Corn harvest advances — Massey Planting Co. photos

 

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