Archive | May 9th, 2013

(UPDATED) Bryant gives drillers of horizontal oil & gas wells huge tax break

May 9, 2013

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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Energy exploration companies that do horizontal drilling in Mississippi will pay  80 percent less in taxes next year   on oil and gas they extract. The prospect of an economic bonanza from extracting shale oil from below ground in Mississippi, especially  the southwest part of the state, led Gov. Phil Bryant to make […]

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Corps of Engineers putting Yazoo County grazing land up for bid

May 9, 2013

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VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is accepting sealed bids from individuals or groups that are interested in leasing agricultural – grazing land in Yazoo County. The tract consists of exactly 27 acres on the Yazoo River levee system, west of Yazoo City on River Road near Highway 16. The […]

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(VIDEO) Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

May 9, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Angela Lee Duckworth talks about leaving her high-flying job in consulting to take a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as […]

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Ag Department offering farmers help with safe produce certification

May 9, 2013

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Mississippi vegetable and fruit growers who want to reap the benefits of the nation’s growing appetite for fresh produce need to show they use safe and sanitary harvesting and crop handling practices. The industry standard is U.S. Department of Agriculture certification through Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audits. The testing certifies […]

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