Tag Archives: Agriculture

Water Valley man breaks record for largest watermelon

October 10, 2013

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It might be a little late in the year to be eating watermelon, but it obviously is a great time for growing them. According to a report from WCBI-TV, Jerry Vaughn of Water Valley now holds the state record for growing the largest watermelon. The monster melon weighed a record 239.5 pounds. It’s 38 inches […]

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Scientists looking to whack herbicide-resistant weeds

October 9, 2013

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Mississippi is under siege, and a thin line of Mississippians is all that stands in the way of the invaders. The Magnolia State sits atop yet another undesirable national ranking — the species of weeds that are resistant to glyphosate, a common herbicide once known as Round-up. The number of glyphosate-resistent weeds has been growing […]

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Ag lenders to get updated during Extension/Farm Bureau events

September 25, 2013

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The agriculture lending industry will be schooled on a number of topics during an upcoming series of workshops. Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau will host the events Oct. 15 at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, Oct. 16 at the Farm Bureau Building in Jackson and Oct. 24 at the […]

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New farmer’s market opening delayed by bad weather

September 23, 2013

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The popularity of farmer’s markets continues to grow, though some residents in North Mississippi are having to wait just a little longer to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Frisco Homegrown Market will open tomorrow night at Frisco Park in Amory. It was scheduled to kick off this past weekend but was delayed […]

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Attention farmers: Mini-notebook writes in the rain

August 30, 2013

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All the way from Tacoma, Washington, it’s the Rite in the Rain All-Weather Mini-Notebook. The notebook’s patented, environmentally safe, all-weather writing paper sheds water and enables you to write anywhere, in any weather. Best used with a pencil, the wood-based paper also stays clean from moisture, dirt, grime and many other substances. Chinook Tools shows in […]

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Stabenow, Cochran brace for full Senate vote on Farm Bill

May 20, 2013

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The Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2013 Farm Bill is encountering a critical test this week on the Senate floor, where the $955billion measure is expected to draw opposition from lawmakers who wanted more money taken from farm subsidies and less from the nation’s food stamp program. However, the Senate’s bill has stirred much less regional conflict […]

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Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow speaks as Delta State hosts 78th annual Delta Council

May 17, 2013

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi —  Politics, agriculture, and the economy were the hot topics on a rainy Delta morning as hundreds gathered for the 78th annual meeting of Delta Council, Friday, May 17, on the campus of Delta State University. The event kicked off in the Bologna Performing Arts Center with a presentation by political analyst Stu […]

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Cochran helps forge compromise on farm legislation

May 15, 2013

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STONEVILLE, Mississippi — After a stormy regional conflict over Farm Bill debate in 2012, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran worked cooperatively with Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) to forge a compromise piece of farm legislation that garnered a 15-5 vote in the Senate Agriculture Committee today. ” (Tuesday) was one more example of Sen Cochran’s ability to […]

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AgFax: Jimmy Sanders acquires Louisiana’s G&H Seed

December 4, 2012

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According to MBJ friend AgFax, Jimmy Sanders, Inc., (JSI), a family owned business in Cleveland, Mississippi, purchased by Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings earlier this year, has acquired G&H Seed Company, Inc. and its related company Liq-Quick Fertilizer Co, Inc. in Crowley, Louisiana. >> Read the complete story here …

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REILY: Finely textured beef the fault of the media? MSU researcher cannot be serious

April 10, 2012

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A story released by Mississippi State University blames the media for the shadow cast over lean, finely textured beef, which has been more commonly referred to as pink slime. An MSU meat scientist, Byron Williams, describes recent media reports as “irresponsible journalism that casts a shadow over established practices that he contends make certain ground […]

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