Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Burger gets post permanently

Loren “Wes” Burger Jr. has been named associate director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University. Burger has been the interim associate director of both units since January. Prior to this appointment, he served as associate director of the university’s Geosystems Research Institute. [...]

TVA reports 270 percent improvement in power savings

by MBJ Staff Published: November 29,2011

Tags: conservation, electricity, energy, energy efficiency, environment, power, power generation, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Energy efficiency initiatives by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and local power distributors reduced electric power consumption by 559 gigawatt-hours in fiscal year 2011 — a 270 percent improvement in power savings over last year — according to TVA. TVA’s energy efficiency programs have reduced the region’s electricity use by 765 gigawatt-hours […] [...]

Fear of labels hurts the ‘green’ movement

by Jeff Seabold Published: September 18,2011

Tags: agriculture, conservation, Going Green, vegetables

When I was young I had a fear of vegetables. In fact, I hated them — or at least I thought I did. My mother, being a good mother, would serve them to me every night only to have me slide the plate across the table or spread them out on the plate and say, […] [...]

Lawmakers: Farmers need more time to meet new EPA rule

by MBJ Staff Published: July 13,2011

Tags: agriculture, conservation, environment, farmers, farms, federal government, spills, water

WASHINGTON — Farmers need more time and additional guidance in order to comply with new federal regulations intended to protect water sources from possible oil spills. That is the position of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators. Cochran, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, is […] [...]

Cochran pushing for ag tax provision extension

by For the MBJ Published: April 6,2011

Tags: agriculture, conservation, environment, federal government, taxes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would permanently extend a federal tax provision that allows farmers and ranchers to benefit from voluntarily placing property into conservation easements. Cochran is co-sponsoring the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act (S.339) to make permanent the provision allowing maximum tax deductions for charitable contributions of […] [...]

Farmers wanted for conservation program

by Associated Press Published: August 12,2010

Tags: agriculture, conservation, environment

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi farmers are being encouraged to sign up for a Farm Service Agency program aimed at defeating erosion, promoting clean air and reinforcing wildlife habitat. The Conservation Reserve Program of the FSA will pay farmers and landowners to voluntarily transform land for the project. Darryl Waller, FSA executive director for Tate and […] [...]

New water regulations implemented

by Wally Northway Published: January 8,2010

Tags: conservation, environment, state agency, state regulations, wastewater, water

JACKSON — The Commission on Environmental Quality recently approved two revisions to the Surface Water and Groundwater Use and Protection Regulations. These revisions address the permitting procedures and requirements associated with the issuance of groundwater and surface water use and withdrawal permits by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Land and Water Resources […] [...]

State’s ‘greenest’ facility now open

by Wally Northway Published: December 4,2009

Tags: conservation, education, environment, wildlife habitat

MOSS POINT — The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) held the grand opening of the new Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center Dec. 7. The center is located at 6005 Bayou Heron Road in Moss Point. The 20,000-square-foot facility, which serves as headquarters for the NERR, features […] [...]

Molpus Woodlands lands Alabama contract

by Wally Northway Published: October 26,2009

Tags: conservation, forest management, timberlands management

JACKSON — The State of Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust (Forever Wild) has reached a historic moment in the history of the program. Forever Wild and Molpus Woodlands Management, a timberland investment management organization (TIMO) headquartered in Jackson on behalf of a client will conclude a yearlong negotiation for the purchase of a 93-year recreational […] [...]

State getting conservation funds

by Wally Northway Published: July 14,2009

Tags: agriculture, conservation, emergency, government

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $71 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009. The money will be used to remove farmland debris, restore fences, grade and shape land, repair conservation structures that were […] [...]

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