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Deer processors need to use caution to insure safe, tasty venison

STARKVILLLE — In Mississippi, more than 200,000 deer are harvested each year, providing families with a source of free-range meat. However, hunters must exercise care when processing deer to ensure good-tasting, high quality, safe meat products. Byron Williams, associate Extension and research professor in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion at Mississippi […] [...]

Winchester lands $50M ammunition contract from Homeland Security

OXFORD — Winchester Ammunition, which has manufacturing facilities in Oxford, has won a five-year contract to produce ammunition for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Olin Corp. and its Winchester division have been awarded a contract worth up to $50 million to produce ammunition at its Winchester Centerfire Operations in Oxford for two DHS […] [...]

Peavey Electronics reorganizing under new globalization plan

MERIDIAN — Peavey Electronics Corporation is reorganizing its worldwide manufacturing assets as part of a new globalization plan to ensure continued growth worldwide. The reorganization includes focusing U.S.-based manufacturing on Peavey’s premium products, and moving other manufacturing assets closer to its critical and emerging markets. The effort also involves modernization of production methods and a […] [...]

Cal-Maine reports increased 1Q sales, net income

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) has released its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended Aug. 30, 2014. Net sales were $356.9 million, an increase of 12 percent compared with net sales of $319.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The egg company reported net income of $27.7 million, or $1.15 per basic […] [...]

Ag secretary’s disaster declaration prompts SBA assistance

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Alcorn, Benton, Marshall and Tippah counties as a result of flooding, and excessive rain on June 29 through July 9, […] [...]

Tupelo getting funding for removal of debris after devastating tornado

TUPELO — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), are supporting the distribution of $1.95 million in new funding to the city of Tupelo for tornado damage debris removal. The lawmakers announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding, which will support Tupelo’s ongoing recovery from a deadly […] [...]

MSU scientists evaluating soil-testing recommendations

STONEVILLE — The thousands of dollars farmers invest in equipment, seed and labor to produce row crops, such as soybeans, cotton and corn, is wasted if they do not have quality soil. “Everything ties back to how well the soil is maintained,” said Bobby Golden, an agronomist and researcher with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry […] [...]

The Blake at Oxford expected to open next fall

OXFORD — Ridgeland-based developer Cardinal Ventures has unveiled the development of The Blake at Oxford, an assisted living and memory care community located at 110 Ed Perry Boulevard in Oxford Commons adjacent to Oxford Conference Center. Estimated at $15 million in turnkey development costs, the 100-unit, 85,000-square-foot community will be the newest addition to the […] [...]

Another Delta airport lands funding for taxiway, emergency rescue

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making more than $2 million available to rehabilitate a critical taxiway at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport in Greenville and to purchase an emergency rescue vehicle. The FAA funding — consisting of $1.65 million in discretionary funding and $369,036 in entitlement funding — will enable the city […] [...]

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