Posts Tagged ‘demand’

State’s cotton to make more room for corn in 2013

by MBJ Staff Published: March 29,2013

Tags: acreage, agriculture, corn, cotton, demand, farm, farmer, farming, market, planting, row crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Corn is the anticipated biggest winner and cotton the biggest loser as Mississippi producers shuffle commodity acres to take advantage of market conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its prospective plantings report March 28. In it, the state’s corn acreage is predicted to reach 1.05 million acres, a 28 percent increase […] [...]

Index: Property values continued their rebound into 2013

OXFORD – The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. property values continued to recover through January — the 11th consecutive month of rising prices. Despite the uneven pace of price gains across different geographical markets, there are clear signs that the housing recovery is increasingly widespread, according to the Oxford-based mortgage technology […] [...]

State producers bullish on future of peanut crop

by MBJ Staff Published: February 12,2013

Tags: agricultural, agriculture, demand, farm, farmer, farming, food, horticulture, international trade, leume, market, peanut, row crop

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi producers expect peanuts to remain a strong commodity in years to come with a steady global demand and new marketing opportunities. “The demand for peanuts will stay in place because of global economics and population,” said Mike Phillips, plant and soil sciences department head at Mississippi State University. “International markets rely […] [...]

FNC index shows continuing rise in U.S. home prices

by MBJ Staff Published: January 14,2013

Tags: demand, home, homeowner, house, index, market, mortgage, price, property, real estate, residence, resident, residential, supply, value

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows that the recovery of U.S. property values has continued through November — the ninth consecutive month of price gains driven largely by rising homes sales and moderate economic growth. An imbalance between rising demand and limited supply continues to be an important factor for sustained […] [...]

State’s pecan growers smiling over price, demand

by MBJ Staff Published: October 24,2012

Tags: agriculture, demand, farm, farmer, farming, food, grow, grower, growing, harvest, market, nut, Pecan, price, tree, yield

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With prices and demand for the state’s pecans high, this year’s predicted average to above-average yield is good news for growers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the 2012 crop will yield 2.5 million pounds of pecans. While this yield is down significantly from the 5 million pounds harvested in 2011, it […] [...]

Hood files suit, Pickering issues demand against supervisor

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham, demanding he repay money state auditors say he earned double-dipping while on the clock at his former city job. Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office contends Graham, between 2004 and 2007 as a Jackson police spokesman and 911 dispatch supervisor, earned almost […] [...]

Mayor pleads guilty to witness tampering; Pickering issues demand

WALNUT GROVE — A Mississippi mayor who also worked as a jail warden pleaded guilty yesterday to witness tampering and resigned from office after facing charges that he took a female inmate to a hotel to have sex. Grady Sims was mayor of Walnut Grove for 30 years before pleading guilty in U.S. District Court. […] [...]

UMMC letting go 115 workers, cites weak demand

by MBJ Staff Published: January 5,2012

Tags: demand, economy, employees, firings, health, healthcare, hospitals, lay offs, medicine, payroll, recession, workers

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is reducing the size of its workforce by approximately 115 employees. Coupled with a decision to not fill 90 vacant positions, the UMMC workforce will be about 2 percent smaller than it was at the end of 2011, according to Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor for […] [...]

Alderman: Board not liable to repay $170K

by Associated Press Published: November 4,2011

Tags: audit, auditors, demand, misappropriation, municipal government, taxes, taxpayer, travel expenses

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says that he and others on the seven-member board did not use Mayor Greg Davis’ personal or city-issued credit cards and should not be liable for more than $170,000 that the state Auditor’s Office has ordered Davis to repay within 30 days. Alderman Greg Guy tells The Commercial Appeal no […] [...]

Entergy sees record demand during scorching heat

by MBJ Staff Published: August 8,2011

Tags: demand, drought, electricity, energy, severe weather, utilities, Weather

JACKSON — As customers struggle to stay cool during the massive heat wave currently smothering the South, Entergy Corporation utilities are working around the clock to meet a surging demand for power. Entergy utilities’ 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas set record levels of electrical demand last week, according to preliminary estimates, […] [...]

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