Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Delta’

Greenville preparing for second tamale festival

While it remains a mystery just how the romance between the City of Greenville and hot tamales began, few question the Delta community’s right to hold the title of Hot Tamale Capital of the World. A simple dish of Mexican origins consisting of a usually corn-based dough called masa filled with meat, cheese and/or other […] [...]

Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound

Wayne Ranson grew up in the Mississippi Delta with a passion for the outdoors. Quail hunting ranked among his favorite pastimes, and he once raised and trained pointers and could literally quail hunt from his home if he wanted. But, that is just all a warm memory now. “They’re almost all gone,” said Ranson, a […] [...]

Duties on Vietnamese catfish a start but may have come too late

A Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam helps to level the competitive field but may have come too late to reverse a substantial decline in U.S. production. The Commerce Department ruling is an about-face for the trade regulatory agency that has refused pleas from catfish producers in Misssissippi […] [...]

Chuck McIntosh- March 22, 2013

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Catfish Farming: Future fading on a ‘A Great American Story’

by Published: February 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, catfish, marine resources, Mississippi Delta

Don’t look for a lot of glee at a gathering of business people who have lost 80 percent of their market share in the last 10 years. Such was the case with the mid-February annual meeting of the Catfish Farmers of America at Little Rock’s Peabody Hotel. Reporting on the gathering, the hometown Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […] [...]

Delta State reintroduces toughest vegetable in higher education

The biologists may call it “abelmoschus esculentus” but down here in the South its better known as okra. A native of West Africa that is cousin to cotton and popularly served up fried or in Creole gumbo, okra is now getting talked up by ESPN and David Letterman thanks to a Bolivar County university and […] [...]

Grammy Museum is expected to bring an economic boom to the Mississippi Delta

The first Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles is coming to Cleveland, and with it comes an economic boom for Cleveland, Bolivar County and the Delta. With a goal of raising $15 million and getting the project completed in the next 24 months, hopes are high. “The fund raising is going quite well,” said Allan Hammons, […] [...]

Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise money and awareness

The inaugural Mississippi River Marathon started with a conversation between two Teach for America corps members. Those putting on the race, set for February in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., say it could end up paying nice dividends for the Delta and for the teacher-placement organization. Chris Marsh and a Teach for America colleague came […] [...]

Delta Council: Anguish of 2011 flood abates with new planting season

CLEVELAND — Mississippi Delta farmers took a hit estimated as high as $80 million in last spring’s flooding. But as is the custom in the Delta, despair must give way to renewed optimism with the arrival of the spring planting season. The financial consequences of the Mississippi River flooding last spring that submerged 200 square […] [...]

Army Corps of Engineers: Backwater levees must be raised or face de-certification

The Mississippi Delta may finally be drying out after an historic flood inundated 200 square miles of the region last spring. But the flood left behind a giant-sized worry for the region — the prospect of de-certification of the Yazoo Backwater Levee. Federal officials say the recent flooding showed the 27-mile long flood protection berm […] [...]

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