Posts Tagged ‘peanuts’

Ag producers, scientists talk about research, needs

VERONA — More than 300 north Mississippi agricultural producers met with Mississippi State University representatives to hear research results and recommendations and to express what they need from the university in the coming year. Steve Martin, head of MSU’s North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona, said the annual meeting helps keep producers, researchers […] [...]

More state farmers favoring peanut crops

by Lisa Monti Published: August 30,2013

Tags: agriculture, economic development, farming, peanuts

Peanuts, long associated with the states of Georgia and Virginia, are gaining favor among Mississippi farmers who are adding the nuts in rotation with their more traditional crops. Back in the 1940s it was common for Mississippi farmers to plant peanuts but they disappeared for the most part until a comeback began in 2005. Don […] [...]

Agriculture remains king of state’s economy

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Andy Prosser, catfish, cotton, MDAC, peanuts, poultry, soybeans, sweet potatoes, timber

Agriculture remains the number one industry in Mississippi with one out of every four residents employed directly or indirectly in that industry. In terms of the state’s best cash crop economically, the production of chickens and eggs is our number one commodity, with soybeans at number two and forestry at number three. “Our economy is […] [...]

Peanut producers feeling good about crop, market

by MBJ Staff Published: May 22,2012

Tags: agriculture, buyers, commodities, crops, farmers, farms, markets, peanuts, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi peanut producers should have a wonderful feeling about the 2012 crop as almost everything is going their way, including buyers from Oklahoma. Mike Howell, state peanut specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said many of the factors favoring Mississippi’s crop this year, started last year. “The 2011 drought in […] [...]

City joins county in offering land for peanut-processing plant

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood has joined Leflore County in agreeing to sell 30 acres in the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park at $5,000 per acre to a peanut processor. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the city council acted Tuesday on the sale of 30 acres to the Clint Williams Co. of Madill, Okla. The company has […] [...]

County selling land to Oklahoma-based peanut processor

LEFLORE COUNTY — Leflore County has agreed to sell 30 acres in the Industrial Park at $5,000 per acre to the peanut processor Clint Williams Co. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the board of supervisors decided to use the money to pay part of Atmos Energy’s cost of installing a pipeline to the site. The company […] [...]

Delta city still hoping for peanut-shelling plant

by Associated Press Published: February 27,2012

Tags: agriculture, peanuts, plant, shelling, Site Selection

GREENWOOD — Although an Oklahoma peanut processor says it has no solid plans for a shelling plant outside its home state, Greenwood’s economic development leaders believe one eventually will come to their city. “We are confident that when the details are worked out for the peanut shelling plant and the additional jobs that will come, […] [...]

Peanut processor seeking state funds for plant expansion

by Associated Press Published: February 15,2012

Tags: agriculture, economic development, employment, farmers, farms, food, incentives, jobs, manufacturing, peanuts, state government

ABERDEEN — Birdsong Corp. wants another $1 million from Mississippi to expand its peanut processing plant in Aberdeen. “We want a grant and we want the state to participate,” general manager Gerald Garland told a House Appropriations subcommittee yesterday. The Mississippi Development Authority, though, is cool to the idea. Kathy Gelston, MDA’s chief financial officer […] [...]

State’s peanut crop tops in U.S.

Back in the summer, the peanut industry was facing a crisis. The extended drought had affected nearly half of the state’s peanut growers, and they were looking at a bad, perhaps disastrous, year. But, the same September rains from Tropical Storm Lee that saved pecan growers turned the season around for peanut farmers. Instead of […] [...]

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