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McComb dairy farm wins national environmental award

June 16, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn, an organic, 100 percent grass-fed dairy farm in McComb, is one of three national winners of the “People & Planet Award” presented by Green America, a national green economy organization. The award recognizes innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and […]

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Coalition of ag producers form ‘Farmers for Thad’

June 16, 2014

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Thus far in his bid to win reelection to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Thad Cochran has received support from the state’s agriculture community. Now, a group of farmers is stepping forward to make their pro-Cochran voices louder. Farmers for Thad, a coalition of Mississippi farmers representing the state’s agricultural production base, has come together to […]

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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

May 31, 2014

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By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll […]

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Big win for Miss. tourism with hosting ‘SEC Championship of Barrel Races’

May 28, 2014

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The eyes of the barrel-racing nation will turn to the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville on Oct. 17.   A barrel racing qualifying event for The American, a major national rodeo, comes to Starkville Oct. 17. The Mississippi State University facility will host a qualifying event for The American, a major national […]

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Farmers to get latest in online marketing, networking

May 12, 2014

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As farmers look to get their crops in the field, an event is planned to also help them get their crop to market. Farmers can learn online marketing techniques and networking strategies during an outreach event next week in Holmes County. Roberto Gallardo, an associate professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for […]

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Post-storm cool snap aids strawberry growers

May 6, 2014

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While many Mississippians have been impacted by the April 28 storms, one group of farmers has profited from the weather. Unseasonably cool temperatures in the wake of historic tornado activity could be a boon for the state’s strawberry growers. “The weather over the past few days has been tough, but it’s still early in the […]

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Cathead Vodka to be featured Thursday on MPB’s ‘Fit to Eat’

April 30, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s healthy cooking show, “Fit to Eat,” features Cathead Vodka in Madison in a special segment airing Thursday 1 at 7:30 p.m. on MPB TV. The segment, titled “Down on the Farm,” is a new addition to the series created to promote a better understanding of […]

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Delta Council to hear from ag official in charge of Farm Bill’s implementation

April 29, 2014

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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden – the official in charge of leading the government’s implementation of the new Farm Bill — will be the keynote speaker for the 79th Annual Meeting of Delta Council May 30 in Cleveland. Harden’s talk will be at 10:30 a.m in Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center. Gov. […]

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Crops and agritourism growing together at Mitchell Farms

April 24, 2014

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By Kaitlyn Byrne MSU Ag Communications COLLINS, Mississippi – When Jo Lynn Mitchell started an agritourism business to add income to the family farm, she had no idea she would end up proving that people can still farm for a living. Mitchell fell in love with farming as a way of life after marrying her […]

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Farmers looking for repeat of last year’s success

April 7, 2014

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Coming off of a solid year in 2013, Mississippi farmers are planning their planting around market potential. “Prices are driving growers’ planting decisions,” said Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “Mississippi corn is trading about $2.50 per bushel lower than a year ago, while Mississippi soybean prices are slightly […]

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