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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. reports second quarter fiscal 2015 results

by Published: December 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Cal-Maine, eggs, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced results for the second quarter and six months ended November 29, 2014. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were $378.6 million, a 6.9 percent increase compared with net sales of $354.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. The Company reported net income of $36.6 […] [...]

Citizen scientists help local wildlife and communities

Funding and manpower are the most common limiting factors in conducting research. These factors are especially limiting for wildlife and fisheries research projects, which cover vast geographic areas, involve secretive animals and generate large quantities of information. To combat these challenges, scientists have reached out to everyday citizens interested in science, the natural world and […] [...]

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014. Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans are expected to yield a record average of 52 bushels an acre.  “Overall, we had a really good year for soybean production,” Irby said. […] [...]

Short supplies, high demand boost cattle producer profits

Mississippi’s beef cattle producers just experienced the best year in history, and 2015 looks equally promising. Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist John Michael Riley said droughts in cattle-producing states, especially in 2012, resulted in tighter supplies, while consumer demand for beef has remained strong. “Each producer has one question to ask before buying […] [...]

‘Blue Economy’ important for Mississippi’s future

by Published: December 18,2014

Tags: Blue Economy, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, shipping

A new study looking at Mississippi’s maritime industries spotlights the importance of shipbuilding, fishing, oceanography and marine technology as a dominant force in the state’s economy. The data show that in the three coastal counties, about 51,000 people – 35 percent of the entire workforce – are employed in so- called blue industries. And it’s […] [...]

Mississippi Farmers Market adjusts winter schedule

by Published: December 18,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, farmers market, Mississippi, NEWS

The last shopping day of the year for the Mississippi Farmers Market will be December 20, 2014. The regular schedule will resume on January 31, 2015, with operating hours on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each year, the Market takes this time for cleaning and maintenance of the building and grounds. The Farmer’s […] [...]

Mississippi volunteers donate quilts to wounded veterans

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, winter

COLLINS — Nearly a dozen veterans left south Mississippi with fuller luggage after Covington County quilters surprised them with early Christmas gifts. Members of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers spent months piecing together fabric in anticipation of the annual Hot Coffee Hunts for Heroes welcome dinner on Dec. 12. The meal, which included a fish fry […] [...]

Summit explores efficient water usage across the Delta

STONEVILLE — Mississippi’s agricultural industry is not going about “business as usual” above ground while the underground water supplies decline every year. More than 200 farmers, ag consultants, natural resource professionals and others with connections to agriculture met at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center on Dec. 10 to review options. The […] [...]

Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala announced

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mississippi Fair Commission Executive Director Rick Reno will step back in time through half a century of the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River at the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala. The event will take place on February 10 at the Mississippi Trade […] [...]

Increased disease pressure expected for Mississippi peanuts

By Bonnie Coblentz/MSU Ag Communications Mississippi producers had another successful year of peanut production, but the honeymoon phase for this crop is probably over. Jason Sarver, peanut specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, said between 2005 and 2011, Mississippi growers produced an average of 18,000 acres […] [...]

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