Posts Tagged ‘Delta Council’

Delta Council fears new delay in Asian catfish inspections in works

CLEVELAND – Delta Council officials are worried that U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of imported catfish may be delayed two years beyond next year’s expected start of USDA inspections of domestically produced catfish. Council officials relayed concerns over the possible inspection delays to U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden during her visit here to deliver […] [...]

MBJ June 6th Digital Edition

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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Gov. Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll […] [...]

Delta keeps fingers crossed that feds will keep waiver promise on flood insurance

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Business, Delta, Delta Council, Mississippi, real estate

While coastal Mississippians brace for unprecedented increases in federal flood insurance rates, their counterparts who live in the Delta’s flood zones cling to an unofficial promise that they’ll be exempted from the increases — at least for the time being. The exemption would apply for however long it takes for the Army Corps of Engineers […] [...]

Read May 24 issue of MBJ

>>COVEY OF CONCERN Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound - by Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >>MEMORIAL DAY Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans- by Stephen McDill >>ENERGY Mississippi Power finds new leadership, regulators probe executive’s document witholding- by Clay Chandler >>DELTA COUNCIL Stabenow, Cochran brace for Senate vote on Farm Bill- by Ted Carter >> OUR […] [...]

Stabenow, Cochran brace for full Senate vote on Farm Bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2013 Farm Bill is in the midst of a critical test this week on the Senate floor, where the $955 billion measure is expected to draw opposition from lawmakers who wanted more money taken from farm subsidies and less from the nation’s food stamp program. However, the Senate’s bill has stirred […] [...]

Delta State honors Chip Morgan

by Published: May 17,2013

Tags: Chip Morgan, Delta Council, economic development

Delta Council executive vice president Chip Morgan was bestowed with one of Delta State University’s highest honors — an honorary doctor of public service degree. A native of Oxford, Morgan graduated from Oxford High School in 1969 and earned a B.A. in public administration from University of Mississippi in 1974. Morgan was named executive vice […] [...]

This time Cochran brings more power to another swing at Farm Bill

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Chip Morgan, Delta Council, Thad Cochran

Chip Morgan of the Delta Council isn’t in the business of trying to predict what Congress will do. But of this he is certain: Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s senior senator, will be on hand when the Senate Agriculture Committee puts its final stamp on a new Farm Bill extension. As the Agriculture Committee’s new ranking member, […] [...]

Former Delta Council leader: Farm Bill could have far-reaching implications

Most Mississippians are enjoying summer diversions at beaches and lakes, but Benoit rice and soybean farmer Travis Satterfield is closely watching a cloud making its way here from Washington, D.C. What is happening in Congress this month is certain to have far-reaching consequences for the Delta and other agricultural regions of The Magnolia State, he […] [...]

With Brent Christensen, Mississippi Development Authority gets its man

In Gray Swoope, Mississippi lost its last top economic development professional to Florida in the spring of 2011. Now Mississippi has reached into Florida to bring Brent Christensen, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce chief, to the Magnolia State as a replacement. Christensen, a 10-year-year president and CEO of the Gainesville Chamber, will start work sometime […] [...]

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