Posts Tagged ‘heat’

State’s cotton crops faces numerous hurdles

by Published: September 9,2011

Tags: agriculture, cotton, drought, heat, rains, severe weather, storms, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s cotton has overcome one hurdle after another all season, and fall weather is all that stands between respectable yields and the finish line. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service, said “challenging” is the one word that sums up the 2011 cotton crop. “It has been a year […] [...]

Six counties included in USDA disaster declaration

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the entire State of Arkansas, which includes 75 counties, as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by the combined effects of hail, high winds, flooding, widespread drought and excessive heat that began April 1 and continues. Farmers and ranchers in the following […] [...]

Economy, weather hurting turfgrass industry

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The continuing decline of the housing market and the lack of new construction are taking its toll on Mississippi’s turfgrass industry. Wayne Wells, Mississippi State University Extension turf specialist, said, “Sod production relies heavily on construction, so when there isn’t as much, sod producers feel the hit. There is some business to […] [...]

SBA offering disaster loans due to drought, heat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses that Aug. 17 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi because of drought and excessive heat that began March 1. These loans are available in Clark, George, Greene, Itawamba, Jackson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Tishomingo and […] [...]

TVA seeing highest demand in three years

by Published: August 10,2010

Tags: electricity, energy, heat, utilities, Weather

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is having the highest demand for electricity since 2007. The federal utility met a demand for electricity of more than 31,700 megawatts on the afternoon of Aug. 4. The all-time record is 33,482 megawatts set on Aug. 16, 2007. Demand is expected to remain high until the weekend. […] [...]

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