Archive | June 1st, 2012

Fast growth of wheat brings farmers new challenge as yields dip

June 1, 2012

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A rapidly maturing 2012 wheat crop proved to be a timing challenge for Mississippi growers as they planted more acreage without an accompanying increase in yields. The state’s growers planted 480,000 acres, up from 360,000 acres the previous season. They were inspired to increase crop sizes by strong market prices and the record-average yields of […]

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Ag Extension Service names interim chief of North Ms. experiment center

June 1, 2012

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A veteran administrator has been selected to temporarily head the operations of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Mississippi State University Extension Service in North Mississippi. Dr. Joe Street will serve as the interim head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona beginning June 1,” said Gary Jackson, director […]

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Wilkerson resigns as MDA tourism director, accepts same job for city of Ridgeland

June 1, 2012

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The state’s tourism director informed the Mississippi Development Authority’s Interim Executive Director Jim Barksdale, tourism staff and industry partners on Wednesday that she is resigning her post to take a position with the Ridgeland Tourism Commission. MDA Tourism Director Mary Beth Wilkerson is leaving her position effective June 15, 2012. Wilkerson, who has been with […]

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Attorney General warns of e-mail scam involving U.S. Postal Service

June 1, 2012

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JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning Mississippians of a bogus email scam targeting postal customers. The emails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and falsely tell the receiver about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. Some mention unpaid delivery fees. The scam email encourages you to click on a link or […]

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