Posts Tagged ‘catfish’

Chuck McIntosh- March 22, 2013

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Read March 22 issue of MBJ

PERFECT PLANTING High Heeled Hippie gets back to the roots of eco-friendly farming by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper GRAMMYS Work begins on pioneering museum in Cleveland by Wally Northway ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Alabama court ruling could boost Mississippi’s business recruitment by Clay Chandler AGRIBUSINESS Years-long efforts brings import duties on Vietnamese catfish by […] [...]

Import duties on Vietnamese catfish come after years of price haggling

by Published: March 22,2013

Tags: catfish, Commerce Department, importing, pangasius, Vietnam

Catfish producers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South notched a key victory last week with a Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam. The Commerce Department ruling marks a reversal of several years of refusing to place tariffs on government-subsidized Vietnamese pangasius catfish imported to the United States […] [...]

Cochran supporting Commerce’s decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce […] [...]

Agriculture remains king of state’s economy

Agriculture remains the number one industry in Mississippi with one out of every four residents employed directly or indirectly in that industry. In terms of the state’s best cash crop economically, the production of chickens and eggs is our number one commodity, with soybeans at number two and forestry at number three. “Our economy is […] [...]

Read February 22 issue of MBJ

>> SMALL BUSINESS IN MISSISSIPPI Many folks are finding that opening shop now has more advantages than not Also in this week’s paper: >> CATFISH Bangladesh is prime factor in state’s catfish woes >> HOUSING Shipping containers are the newest fashion in housing >> CRUISE CONTROL Jackson attorney talks about taking on cruise industry >> […] [...]

Catfish Farming: Future fading on a ‘A Great American Story’

by Published: February 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, catfish, marine resources, Mississippi Delta

Don’t look for a lot of glee at a gathering of business people who have lost 80 percent of their market share in the last 10 years. Such was the case with the mid-February annual meeting of the Catfish Farmers of America at Little Rock’s Peabody Hotel. Reporting on the gathering, the hometown Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […] [...]

Bangladesh prime factor in Mississippi catfish woes – but producers wonder why

by Published: February 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, Bangladesh, catfish, Thad Cochran

Most Mississippians can tell you in detail how often farm-raised catfish end up on their dinner tables or the value of catfish farming to their state’s economy. But you’ll likely draw a blank stare if you ask them what Bangladesh has to do with Mississippi catfish farming. The real answer is that the tiny country […] [...]

Senators criticize Commerce over catfish import policing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) say catfish producers in Mississippi and other states are being harmed by the U.S. Department of Commerce not doing enough to stem a flood of imported fish products. Cochran and Wicker have signed a letter to acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank urging her […] [...]

State’s ag production tops $7B for second consecutive year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Significant production levels and high market prices combined to give Mississippi’s agricultural commodities their second year in a row of over $7 billion in total value. Mississippi State University agricultural economists gathered preliminary data from crop production reports, world agricultural supply and demand estimates, industry resources and U.S. Department of Agriculture outlook […] [...]

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