Posts Tagged ‘fertilizer’

Farmers expected to plant more cotton and beans, less corn

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI  — With corn prices down, Mississippi farmers are likely to plant more cotton than 2013′s record low acreage. But soybeans are still king, with almost as many acres expected to be planted than all other crops combined. Those are the findings of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s survey of what the state’s farmers […] [...]

Fertilizer manufacturer adding to product line-up

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corp. plans to add to its product line. In a news release, the company said beginning in mid-February it will add monoammonium phosphate to take advantage of broader market opportunities. The company already produces diammonium phosphate, which is sold through traditional domestic and international channels. The company says both products are […] [...]

MDEQ reopens Bayou Casotte after spill kills fish

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has reopened Bayou Casotte and nearby waters in the Mississippi Sound to fishing and to swimming and other water contact. The department says it closed the bayou and the sound within 1,000 feet of the bayou’s mouth on Aug. 19, after a fish kill linked to low-pH […] [...]

MDEQ monitoring bayou cleanup after discharge kills fish

JACKSON COUNTY — The fish kill caused by low pH levels in Bayou Casotte has left a mess, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi Phosphates Corp. are working to clean up the bayou. MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur tells The Sun Herald the agency is monitoring the cleanup and will let residents know […] [...]

Fertilizer company reports loss, decreased sales

MADISON — Phosphate Holdings Inc. reports a third quarter of 2012 net loss of $4.8 million, or $0.57 per diluted share of common stock, compared to net income of $1.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share of common stock, for the same period in 2011. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the third quarter of […] [...]

Phosphate Holdings sees improved quarter despite sales decrease

MADISON — Phosphate Holdings Inc. reported second quarter of 2012 net income of $0.9 million, or $0.10 per diluted share of common stock, compared to a loss of $1.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share of common stock, for the same period in 2011. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the second […] [...]

Mississippi Phosphates strikes extended agreement with OCP

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC) has entered an extended agreement with OCP S.A. (OCP) for the purchase and sale of phosphate rock. The original agreement was dated Aug. 27, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012, and was scheduled to expire June 30. During the six-month extension, MPC, which is headquartered in Madison, intends to enter into discussions […] [...]

Fertilizer plant explosion leaves one dead, two injured

by Associated Press Published: June 19,2012

Tags: accident, death, explosion, facility, fatality, fertilizer, injury, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, workplace safety

PASACAGOULA — A worker at the Mississippi Phosphates fertilizer facility in Pascagoula has been killed in an explosion. Two other workers were injured. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus identified the victim of Friday’s incident as Jeremy Moore, 20, of Moss Point. The two injured workers were taken to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, but authorities […] [...]

Phosphate Holdings loses $1.1M during first quarter

MADISON — Phosphate Holdings Inc. (PHI) reported a first quarter 2012 net loss of $1.1 million, compared to net income of $16,000 for the same period in 2011. The company incurred an operating loss of $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to operating income of $53,000 for the prior-year period. Earnings before […] [...]

Worker dies of head injury at Mississippi Phosphates plant

by Associated Press Published: May 22,2012

Tags: death, fatality, fertilizer, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, workplace fatality, workplace safety

PASCAGOULA — Authorities say a 39-year-old Pascagoula man died after sustaining a head injury at Mississippi Phosphates Corp. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Mississippi Press Jeffrey Simpson was pronounced dead around 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Sheriff Mike Byrd said it appeared that a piece of equipment exploded and killed the worker. Broadus said an […] [...]

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