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A PENNY SAVED — OTC stocks can be good, but can be risky venture

By BECKY GILLETTE enny stocks are considered by some as an easy path to riches. And although there are those who have profited from investing in these types of stocks, most of the time the investment ends with a total loss or, at least, an addiction to day trading popular Over-The-Counter stocks (OTC), said Stacey […] [...]

Farmers holding onto grain, hoping for a break in the market

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi farmers are holding large amounts of grain, primarily corn and soybeans, on their property, waiting for the best time to sell it. But they are holding out for hope in a market oversupplied and underpriced. Plus, if too many dump it at the same time, that would drive prices down further, said […] [...]

Row-crop prices tank but livestock, poultry save Mississippi’s bacon

By JACK WEATHERLY  Row crop prices fell anywhere from 19 percent to nearly 30 percent last year in Mississippi, taking a huge chunk out of farm income. The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the state’s farm income fell $972 million from 2013. However, a major factor in that drop was the roughly $340 […] [...]

McMillan retiring at MDRS

After 22 years at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the last 18 as Executive Director, H.S. “Butch” McMillan has announced he is retiring, effective June 30. McMillan’s career began as a member of the House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992.  As executive director at MDRS, he successfully gained legislative support to expand services […] [...]

Tight margins on crops force hard choices for Mississippi farmers

By JACK WEATHERLY  Last year, Mississippi farmers had a bumper harvest, but that was not necessarily a cause for celebration. Production is one thing, price is another. Because of a pattern of high productivity in the past couple of years, the market has reacted with lower prices, according to John Michael Riley, an agricultural economist at […] [...]

Miss. State hoops team back home after plane engine blowout

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team had to take a bus home to Starkville after an engine failed on the team plane, forcing an emergency landing in St. Louis. The team left suburban Festus at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and arrived in Starkville at 3:30 p.m., team spokesman Gregg Ellis said. Most of the […] [...]

Mississippi furniture makers on rebound with more exports

By Jack Weatherly A few years ago, the Chinese might not have been the kind of trade partners you wanted if you were in furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. That’s because the communist nation was selling goods in this country cheaper than they could be made in the United States. Consequently, the industry —suppliers and manufacturers […] [...]

Watch out for wildlife while driving on roads, highways

By Jessica Tegt  Wildlife on roadways can be as hazardous to motorists as texting or reckless drivers. State Farm Insurance reported Mississippi ranks sixth in the nation for wildlife-vehicle related accidents. More than one third of Mississippi’s 70,000 auto crashes are due to collisions with wildlife, specifically with white-tailed deer. One in 84 people statewide […] [...]

MSU-CVM professor leads major reference publication

A comprehensive reference book on all aspects of bovine reproduction was recently published under the leadership of a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine professor. Dr. Richard Hopper, professor in the MSU-CVM Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, is lead author and editor-in-chief of “Bovine Reproduction.” Hopper is section leader for the CVM Theriogenology, […] [...]

Chinese delegation coming to Tupelo Furniture Market

TUPELO — A delegation from China is visiting the Tupelo Furniture Market on Feb. 4-6 to learn more about furniture products made in the United States. Bill Martin, director of the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University, says in a news release that China’s demand for American-made upholstered furniture has increased and consumers are […] [...]

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