Posts Tagged ‘food’

Specialty Crop Block Grants now available through MDAC

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is now accepting proposals for Mississippi’s FY 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to enhance the competitiveness of Mississippi’s specialty crop industry. Projects funded through the program must address at least one of the following priority areas: research, education/training/technical assistance, […] [...]

Cooking on the Coast — Sal & Mookie’s strikes licensing deal with RKBM

by Wally Northway Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Sal & Mookies

In the spring of 2007 when Jackson restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal opened Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, the men said their decision to launch the new eatery was driven largely by their desire to be a part of the revival of Jackson’s Fondren District. Now the leaders of […] [...]

Council approves drastic cut in red snapper season in Gulf

GULF OF MEXICO — Charter boat and recreational fishermen will have only 11 days to reel in red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico this year. The limited snapper season, which was 42 days last year, is set to begin June 1 in federal waters. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved the emergency […] [...]

Cal-Maine sees better sales, net income

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) has released its results for the third quarter and nine months ended March 1, 2014. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 were $395.5 million, compared with net sales of $360.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. The company reported net income of $42.9 million, or $1.78 […] [...]

Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project

OAKLAND — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has recovered an additional $48,933.35 as part of the long-term investigation into the failed beef processors plant in Yalobusha County, and has presented the check to State Treasurer Lynn Fitch. Since 2004, $617,115.86 has been returned to the state as part of this investigation. Additionally, six individuals have either […] [...]

Cal-Maine closes on acquisition of Delta Egg Farm

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) has closed the previously announced acquisition of 50 percent of the membership interests of Delta Egg Farm, LLC from Sunbest Foods of Iowa Inc., a Moark, LLC affiliate. Delta Egg Farm owns and operates a feed mill and egg production complex with capacity for approximately 1.2 million laying […] [...]

Lawmakers believe disaster assistance will help oyster, crab industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) say they are optimistic that $10.9 million in disaster assistance awarded to Mississippi will help the state’s commercial oyster and blue crab industries recover from setbacks caused by flooding in 2011. Cochran, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Wicker, a […] [...]

Sales down, but net income up at Sanderson Farms

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has released results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended Jan. 31. Net sales were $584.9 million, compared with $595.8 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, Sanderson reported net income of $28.9 million, or $1.25 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.9 […] [...]

Cal-Maine buys remaining interest in Delta Egg Farm

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 50 percent of the membership interests of Delta Egg Farm, LLC from Sunbest Foods of Iowa Inc., a Moark, LLC affiliate. Cal-Maine currently owns the remaining 50 percent of Delta Egg Farm, so the entity will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. […] [...]

MarketMaker going global — Riverside Research hired to expand database

by Wally Northway Published: February 17,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, food, marketing, Mississippi

The match-making program MarketMaker began humbly enough in Illinois as a way to help connect that state’s food-related industry to local markets. Over time, the database grew to include nearly half the states, including Mississippi through Mississippi State University, and the District of Columbia. However, a new day has dawned for the database MarketMaker — […] [...]

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