Posts Tagged ‘Lester Spell’

From Piggly Wiggly to agriculture commissioner

by Martin Willoughby Published: May 20,2012

Tags: agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Lester Spell, Martin Willoughby

Cindy Hyde-Smith made history as the first woman in the United States to be elected as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. She succeeded longtime Commissioner, Dr. Lester Spell, Jr., who did not seek re-election for a fifth term in office. Her election followed a 12-year career as a Mississippi State Senator for District 39 where […] [...]

Under the microscope

The latest round in the three-year heavyweight political battle that involves U.S. farm-raised catfish, food safety, government spending and international diplomacy is in the books. Who won, who lost and where the domestic catfish industry goes from here is yet to be determined. The last week of May, two public comment hearings were held — […] [...]

Ag Man, Part 3

by Stephen McDill Published: April 26,2011

Tags: Lester Spell, Mississippi Department of Agriculture

JACKSON- Retiring agriculture commissioner Lester Spell, a veterinarian and former mayor of Richland, looks back at his tenure at the Miss. Department of Agriculture. [...]

Ag Man, Part 3

by Stephen McDill Published: April 22,2011

Tags: agriculture, Lester Spell

JACKSON- Retiring agriculture commissioner Lester Spell, a veterinarian and former mayor of Richland, looks back at his tenure at the Miss. Department of Agriculture. [...]

Ag Man, Part 2

by Stephen McDill Published: April 22,2011

Tags: agriculture, Lester Spell

JACKSON- Retiring agriculture commissioner Lester Spell, a veterinarian and former mayor of Richland, looks back at his tenure at the Miss. Department of Agriculture. [...]

Ag Man

by Stephen McDill Published: April 20,2011

Tags: "Make Mine Mississippi", Lester Spell, Mississippi Department of Agriculture

JACKSON- Retiring agriculture commissioner Lester Spell, a veterinarian and former mayor of Richland, looks back at his tenure at the Miss. Department of Agriculture. [...]

Rained out

Farmers still scrambling after worst year in nearly half a century As the year 2009 dawned, the state’s agriculture community was looking for a bounce-back year. Input costs were down, commodity prices were up and many were forecasting a record yield. Then, the rains came – and stayed. New record rainfall totals were set across […] [...]

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