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Egg Fight: Arkansas House passes ban on California wine sales

March 27, 2015

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LITTLE ROCK – An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state’s law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings, the Associated Press reported in a story for Arkansas Business Friday. The House voted 57-19 to advance to […]

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Agriculture Commissioner tries to protect grain sorghum producers

March 24, 2015

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Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith announced approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use of sulfoxaflor (CAS Reg. No. 946578-00-3) on grain sorghum in Mississippi. This specific exemption will aid in controlling the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), which is a destructive pest that can cause damage to the […]

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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announces release date for third quarter fiscal 2015 results

March 17, 2015

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JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) has announced that the Company will release its third quarter fiscal 2015 financial results on Monday, March 30, 2015. A press release will be issued prior to the open of market trading. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, […]

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Mississippi Coliseum’s deterioration may cost it MHSAA hoops championship

March 16, 2015

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With the “Big House” in Jackson all but crumbling down, the Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving the state basketball championship tournament to Tupelo, Mississippi Coliseum officials say. The 11-day tournament that wrapped up over the weekend drew thousands of fans to the 53-year Mississippi Coliseum. But it also drew the frustration of […]

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Fed’s Beige Book shows sustained rise in economic activity

March 5, 2015

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Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicate that economic activity continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February. Central and South Mississippi are part of the Fed’s Atlanta District while North Mississippi is in the St. Louis District. The Beige Book, last published on Jan., details economic assessments from […]

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National beef symposium heads to Biloxi in 2015

February 20, 2015

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BILOXI — A national organization dedicated to improving the beef industry will hold its annual meeting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in June and bring together cattle producers from across the world. The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Convention, themed “Rebuilding a Cowherd,” will take place June 9-12 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center in Biloxi. […]

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Cal-Maine presentation set for UBS conference

February 18, 2015

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Jackson-based Cal-Maine Foods Inc. will participate in the UBS Global Consumer Conference March 4-5 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, the company said in a release on Wednesday. The investor presentation by Dolph Baker, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer, will begin at approximately 1:15 p.m. […]

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Cumberland County North Carolina votes 4-3 to offer Sanderson Farms incentives

February 18, 2015

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Associated Press / Fayetteville Observer CUMBERLAND COUNTY, North Carolina — Cumberland County commissioners voted 4-3 Monday night to offer incentives to Sanderson Farms, a poultry processing giant that once considered Fayetteville for a $95 million plant. The Mississippi-based company could have its pick of the litter if “Project Apple,” an unnamed venture approved Monday night […]

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Farm bill deadlines are approaching

February 10, 2015

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STARKVILLE — Two critical 2014 farm bill deadlines are approaching fast, and Mississippi State University experts encourage producers to take action now. Landowners must update yield history and reallocate base acres by Feb. 27. By March 31, producers must decide between two new programs designed to help manage risk: Agricultural Risk Coverage, known as ARC, […]

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MSU Extension will host new farm bill workshops

February 6, 2015

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STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economists will hold a series of workshops related to the Agricultural Act of 2014 in February. “Farm Bill Summary, Analysis and Decision Aids” will address six topics related to the new farm bill. Workshops will cover the fine points of the legislation and how the state’s crop producers will […]

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