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(VIDEO) Christmas trees are going fast!

December 12, 2012

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The Mississippi Fairgrounds has once again become a mecca for Christmas tree enthusiasts from across the state. Rankin County farmers Roy and A.B. Nichols are set up inside the old livestock barn selling Fraser, Douglas and Leland fir trees from farms in North Carolina and Oregon. A portion of the sales are contributed each year […]

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An MBJ-TV Christmas Carol

December 21, 2011

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This is the second Christmas we have had our online video series MBJ-TV and we wanted to post links to some of our holiday-related videos this year. First off, Ridgeland CFA Nancy Anderson evaluates the 2011 Christmas retail season and how it could affect the economic outlook of 2012. Then we visit the Viking Cooking […]

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Christmas tree growers feel ‘Grinch-ed’ by tax stories

December 2, 2011

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Mississippi’s Christmas tree growers are optimistic about this year’s sales season despite national reports of a new “tree tax” to fund promotional efforts. Growers now hope consumers visit their operations and see prices are generally the same as last year. “Here we are trying to self-promote our industry, and we get this,” said Michael May, […]

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