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Sod growers shaken by economy, weather

For the state’s sod growers, 2010 was a year to forget. Rocked by low demand due to the lack of new construction as well as adverse weather patterns, the industry saw many producers forced out of business, and those that survived struggled to remain a going concern. Unfortunately, producers will hold no fond memories of 2011, either, and for the ...

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Grass-killing economy

Drop in home building hurting state’s sod farmers Paul Battle doesn’t need to see any statistics to know the troubled economy is squeezing the home construction industry. He can simply look out across his fields and see the impact firsthand. Battle owns Battle Sod Farm in Tunica, and like his peers in the turfgrass industry, he has watched sales dry ...

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