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Lawmakers believe disaster assistance will help oyster, crab industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) say they are optimistic that $10.9 million in disaster assistance awarded to Mississippi will help the state’s commercial oyster and blue crab industries recover from setbacks caused by flooding in 2011. Cochran, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Wicker, a member of the Senate Commerce ...

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Sales down, but net income up at Sanderson Farms

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has released results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended Jan. 31. Net sales were $584.9 million, compared with $595.8 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, Sanderson reported net income of $28.9 million, or $1.25 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.31 per share, ...

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Producers learn how to grow safe, healthy product

With increased scrutiny on food safety, a recent event looked to give local growers the latest and greatest in the safe handling of their product from planting to harvest. More than 20 fruit and vegetable growers gathered at Mississippi State University recently for an all-day workshop about food safety and best practices. Instructors from the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural ...

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Cal-Maine buys remaining interest in Delta Egg Farm

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 50 percent of the membership interests of Delta Egg Farm, LLC from Sunbest Foods of Iowa Inc., a Moark, LLC affiliate. Cal-Maine currently owns the remaining 50 percent of Delta Egg Farm, so the entity will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Pursuant to this agreement, Cal-Maine ...

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MarketMaker going global — Riverside Research hired to expand database

The match-making program MarketMaker began humbly enough in Illinois as a way to help connect that state’s food-related industry to local markets. Over time, the database grew to include nearly half the states, including Mississippi through Mississippi State University, and the District of Columbia. However, a new day has dawned for the database MarketMaker — it is going global. And ...

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NEWK'S TURNS 10 YEARS OLD — Restaurant takes fast-casual to next level

In June 2006, Chris Newcomb surveyed his newest Newk’s restaurant location in Flowood. The eatery that began in Oxford had come out of the gates running in 2004, and Newcomb made it clear that his mission was to see more Newk’s in more locales. When asked that day what his future plans were for the then-new fast-casual restaurant, Newcomb told ...

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Young Mississippi restaurateurs carving careers

If you ask to see the owner at certain Coast restaurants, you may be surprised to find that four of them are in their early 20s. Consider Jourdan Nicaud. He opened his third restaurant this month at the age of 24. Brandon Atwell, Frankie Penn and Thomas Young are buddies from high school and they share ownership of Murky Waters ...

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Looking for food? MarketMaker expands

For those looking for food, there is good news out of Mississippi State University. Mississippi food businesses will soon have access to customers all over the world through the expansion of MarketMaker, a database of searchable food industry-related information. Through a new license with MarketMaker, not-for-profit company Riverside Research has exclusive rights to the database. MarketMaker currently links producers and ...

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