Posts Tagged ‘agribusiness’

MBJ March 7th Digital Edition

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Chefs savor GritGirl products

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: agribusiness, agriculture, Business, Mississippi

The yellow corn that Georgeanne and Freddie Ross mill into grits, cornmeal, polenta and masa is served by chefs at white tablecloth restaurants from Mississippi to New York. Years before Memphis-born Georgeanne Ross came to be known as the Original GritGirl of Oxford she had a city girl’s perspective on growing food. “If it didn’t […] [...]

Read March 1 issue of MBJ

>>INGALLS TURNS 75 Building ships for the Pentagon is the economic crown jewel of the Gulf Coast- by Lisa Monti Also in this week’s paper: >> LAW Appeals court rules state’s tort cap doesn’t violate separation of powers- by Clay Chandler >>KEMPER UPDATE Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan- by Clay Chandler >>CONSTRUCTION Commercial contractors are still […] [...]

Bryant unsure of migrant labor crackdown’s economic costs

Gov. Phil Bryant says he has no idea what the costs would be to Mississippi’s agricultural sector if a tough anti-immigration law caused undocumented immigrants to leave the state en masse as they have in Georgia and Alabama. While Georgia and Alabama sustained serious economic losses from crops that went un-harvested after the workers left, […] [...]

Read the March 5 issue of the MBJ online

by Published: March 1,2012

Tags: agribusiness, Charter schools, national title, Ole Miss

In this week’s MBJ — REMEMBER THE TITANS: Ole Miss to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Rebels’ 1962 perfect football season. By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> The apple falls: Will the son live up to the father — by Wally Northway >> Eastover on the move: More dominoes fall after the […] [...]

TWEETING FARMERS

by Published: November 6,2011

Tags: agribusiness, agriculture, Facebook, social media, Twitter

If tweeting farmers seems like a far-fetched idea, think again. Much of agriculture is now high tech and that includes farmers who are turning more and more to social media for a variety of reasons. “Just like the rest of the population, farmers’ use of Facebook, blogs and other social media has increased and is […] [...]

Lee County Agri-Center faces uncertain future prospects

by Published: November 6,2011

Tags: agribusiness, Lee County, Lee County Agri-Center

When it was built in 1994, the Lee County Agri-Center was one of the first such centers in the state and was thought of as a regional center. Hopes were high that the 150,000-square-foot complex would not only pay for itself but bring in additional revenue for the county. The facility has not lived up […] [...]

Read the November 7th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — AN INDELIBLE IMPACT: Amy McCullough takes a look at how one man’s words more than 40 years ago may shape the economic future of Mississippi. Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER PLANT KEY IN HEATED PSC CONTEST: Adams makes false claims in attempt to win election — by AMY […] [...]

European company to put biomass power plants in Miss.

London-based Meridian Power announced this month that it has selected former Tupelo mayor and Advance Mississippi Chairman Glenn L. McCullough Jr. as chairman of its biomass businesses in the United States. The company has chosen Mississippi to be the site of its first power plant, due to the abundance of timber biomass in the state. […] [...]

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