Posts Tagged ‘cattle’

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In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough examines the explosion of solar companies in Mississippi and whether the companies can keep up with the technology. Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies Also in this week’s paper: >> ‘YES ON 26’ […] [...]

Cochran: Administration failing state’s cattlemen

by For the MBJ Published: June 29,2011

Tags: agriculture, catfish, cattle, commodities, federal government, livestock, market prices, warranty program

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture officials need to develop recommendations to help livestock producers in Mississippi, especially poultry farmers, reverse declining markets. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee that conducted a hearing on the “State of Livestock in America.” Cochran used the hearing to highlight […] [...]

Cattlemen challenged to protect herds during flood

by For the MBJ Published: May 19,2011

Tags: cattle, disaster, flooding, floods, livestock, natural disaster

WEST MISSISSIPPI — As the Mississippi River continues to rise, those who keep cattle in Delta floodplains need to prepare to move them to higher ground. Before evacuating, owners need to ensure their cattle are uniquely and permanently identified. Proper identification will be needed to prove ownership and to reclaim cattle before returning home. “Hanging […] [...]

Cattlemen taking advantage of online sales program

by For the MBJ Published: April 26,2011

Tags: agriculture, cattle, Internet, livestock, sales

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Cattle producers and buyers are finding a win-win method of marketing cattle in the Cattlemen’s Exchange and Homeplace Producer Sales. Mississippi State University’s Extension Service is partnering with several organizations and sale barns to offer auctions in Winona and Hattiesburg for cattle that may never pass through either of those cities. Cattle […] [...]

Lawmakers protest Taiwan’s ban on U.S. beef

by For the MBJ Published: April 11,2011

Tags: agriculture, beef, cattle, exports, food safety, imports, international trade, livestock

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have sent a bipartisan letter to Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou regarding recent efforts to restrict U.S. beef exports to Taiwan. The letter was signed by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The senators wrote, in part: “This past January, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration […] [...]

Beef plant conspirator awarded reduced sentence

by Associated Press Published: February 2,2011

Tags: agriculture, cattle, courts, livestock, scams

OAKLAND — A federal judge has reduced the sentence of a key figure in the Mississippi beef plant scandal. Richard Hall, of Clarksville, Tenn., was sentenced in 2006 to eight years in prison for his role in the failure of the plant. The beef plant, backed by the Mississippi Legislature and two state agencies, ran […] [...]

Donations sought for storm-ravaged cattlemen

by Wally Northway Published: May 7,2010

Tags: cattle, disaster recovery, livestock, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Lester Spell and Sammy Blossom of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association are asking the public for donations in the form of fencing supplies to assist Mississippi cattlemen who received significant damage due to the recent storms that stretched across the state. Damages from the April 24 tornado to several […] [...]

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