Posts Tagged ‘trade association’

Farmers, ranchers prepare to deal with Isaac’s impact

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers across southern and central Mississippi are preparing to deal with the consequences of high winds and lots of rain from Isaac. “We have a two-fold problem for farmers right now,” said Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight. “The livestock and dairy farmers are worried about losing electricity — having problems keeping […] [...]

Farm Bureau warns of scam; reports activity to AG

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation reports it has been made aware of emails circulating stating the recipient has been awarded a “$1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge” from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. This is not a legitimate communication from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, and there is no such award program in place […] [...]

Another MMC Materials plant earns environmental certification

GREENVILLE — The National Ready Mix Concrete Association reports MMC Materials Inc.’s Greenville plant meets the requirements for Green Star certification. This certification is awarded to concrete plants that satisfy stringent environmental requirements in the supply of concrete and concrete related products. This is MMC’s fourth ready mix concrete plant to achieve this honor. The […] [...]

Senators vote ‘no’ to Farm Bill; Farm Bureau says bill has ‘no safety net’

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have both voted against the 2012 farm bill because they say it was not modified enough to make it more equitable to crops grown predominately in Southern states. The Senate yesterday approved the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (S.3240) on a […] [...]

Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network […] [...]

Hansen named new CEO of real estate group

by Published: June 15,2010

Tags: housing, real estate, trade association

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Realtors recently announced the appointment of Beth H. Hansen as CEO of MAR, the state’s business advocate for real estate professionals. “I welcome the opportunities that this new position brings, and look forward to working closely with our state-wide membership and leadership team to build on MAR’s strong foundation […] [...]

AIAMS exhibit garners award

by Published: January 8,2010

Tags: archtiecture, trade association

JACKSON — The Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Mississippi Celebrates Architecture Exhibit has earned a 2010 Grassroots Excellence Award for Public Affairs and Communications: Outstanding Single Program. The awards are intended to remind the AIA community that many of the institute’s best ideas and practices come from components. The jury commented: […] [...]

CMI shows ‘mild progress’

by Published: January 6,2010

Tags: credit, financing, trade association

The December Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) matched the mood of the economy as a whole — essentially flat, but showing some mild progress. The most important aspect of the report is that the index remained above the 50 mark that separates growth from contraction, and even showed a slight gain as it moved from 52.3 […] [...]

Construction costs still rising

by Published: December 16,2009

Tags: construction, producer price index, trade association

The price of construction materials and supplies rose 0.6 percent in November, the first increase in two months. That according to the producer price index (PPI) report by the U.S. Labor Department. However, the overall price of construction materials remains 2.3 percent below levels from one year ago. Overall, the nation’s wholesale prices rose 1.8 […] [...]

Road construction facing bumpy year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The road to building and improving highways and other infrastructure in Mississippi will be getting a lot bumpier next year. That’s because federal investments in highways and transit systems are expected to decline by over $15 billion in 2010, according to analysis of transportation spending trends conducted by the Associated General Contractors […] [...]

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