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USDA: Ag exports to approach this year’s record volume

December 11, 2013

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There is good news and bad news concerning next year’s projected U.S. agriculture exports. The bad news is the U.S. Department of Agriculture expects a decrease in exports in 2014 compared to 2013. The good news is USDA foresees 2014’s exports just missing this year’s activity, which was an all-time record. Newly released USDA forecasts […]

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Particulars on picking the perfect pecan

November 25, 2013

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It’s the holiday season and there is one burning question yet to be answered. No, not how does Santa fly around the world in one night. Rather, how is one to choose the perfect pecan? In addition to buying Mississippi pecans in the shell or already shelled, cooks find a dizzying array of nut sizes, […]

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Scientists looking for new weapons to fight cotton-damaging insect

November 19, 2013

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Cotton has made a rebound over the last few years, but growers still face challenges. One of those is damage from insects. However, new research shows potential for offering new strategies to limit tarnished plant bug damage in cotton, though sure options already exist. Mississippi State University scientists and Extension specialists have compiled decades of […]

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Event to take long look at growing wild hog problem

November 18, 2013

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Wild hogs continue to pose a threat to agriculture and public health in Mississippi, and now an event will address the issue and hopefully come up with some solutions. Mississippi State University Extension Service is sponsoring a seminar in Pontotoc to educate the public on the need to manage the exploding population of wild hogs. […]

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MDAC: Don’t get grinched by meat vendors

November 13, 2013

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‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry — unless you get some tainted meat. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is warning Mississippians to be aware that a knock at the door from a meat vendor could spoil your holidays. Due to the season, MDAC reports it usually sees an increase in […]

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Delta Council sets big agenda for board meeting

November 11, 2013

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There is a full agenda planned for the upcoming annual meeting of the board of directors of Stoneville-based Delta Council. Three committee meetings, farm policy and agricultural addresses by two key players from the Obama Administration and Capitol Hill, and an entertaining featured speech after lunch punctuate the Delta Council Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting […]

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Pumpkin pie all around! Growers see best year in decades

October 22, 2013

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For Mississippi’s pumpkin growers, this season has been spooky — spooky good, that is. David Nagel, horticulturist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said 2013 has been the best year for pumpkins since he started working in the state about 25 years ago. Mississippi growers are producing more and larger pumpkins than their competitors […]

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Poultry show returns to Fair after three-decade absence

October 21, 2013

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While there is little doubt about the Mississippi State Fair’s popularity — it set a new attendance record this year — some purists have found the fair too carnival-like, and wished that it offered more traditional agriculture-related offerings. Well, they have to feel better now. After a 30-year absence, the 4-H poultry livestock show returned […]

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

October 11, 2013

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LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and […]

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State’s longest-running TV news program gets new time slots

October 10, 2013

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An iconic local television news program that is still airing after five decades is moving to a new time. Farmweek, the state’s oldest and only locally produced agricultural television news show, has moved to Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Mondays at 6 a.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The show also can be seen on the […]

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