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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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Mississippi Farmers Market begins 2015 shopping season

January 28, 2015

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Farmers Market will kick off the 2015 shopping season this Saturday, Jan. 31, with a selection of cold-weather crops. Through the utilization of high tunnels and greenhouses, farmers are able to offer customers a wide variety of crops earlier in the season. Farmers will be selling Mississippi-grown radishes, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, […]

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Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership annual meeting is Wednesday

January 27, 2015

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The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP) will host its 2014 annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. 6to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Investors, volunteers and the general public will receive updates on the progress of the Partnership’s recent strategic plan initiatives for the Greater Jackson area.  Chairman Andy Taggart, Chairman-Elect David Gates and […]

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Managing wild hog nusiance is workshop topic

January 15, 2015

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GRENADA — The Grenada County Extension Office will hold a wild-hog management workshop on Feb. 9 for landowners, hunters and timber professionals across the state. The “Wild Hog Damage Management Workshop” is from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grenada County Extension Office. Topics include basic wildlife damage management; wild hog history, biology and […]

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Mississippi projects part of nearly $1 billion public-private conservation partnerships

January 14, 2015

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Mississippi, the 49 other states and Puerto Rico will receive more than $370 million in federal funding for 115 high-impact conservation projects as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program. In turn, these projects will leverage an estimated $400 million in partner contributions to improve the nation’s water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the […]

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Fed’s Atlanta district reports employers switching to hiring mode

January 14, 2015

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Reluctance to add workers is waning across the South, the Atlanta Fed reports.

Demand for workers has increased throughout the Atlanta Federal Reserve District in recent weeks, the Federal Reserve reported in the Jan. 14 Beige Book. Published several times a year, the Beige Book provides assessments of economic conditions in the nation’s 12 Fed districts. Beige Book information is gathered from a network of business sources in […]

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