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SBA offering loans to Delta businesses in wake of drought

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration is making available federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of the drought. This SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie and Tunica. Under ...

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PSC pondering change to rate-setting policy

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley reports the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has opened an inquiry into whether reduced borrowing costs for electric utility companies and other factors should translate into lower rates for customers. The PSC voted 3-0 to open the inquiry. Presley said current rates were set when interest rates were much higher and ...

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SBA disaster loans offered in drought-stricken counties

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration has made available federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in the counties of Benton, DeSoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Tate and Union in Mississippi as a result of drought. Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic ...

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Deadline nearing for SBA drought-related disaster loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that June 14 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of the drought and excessive heat that occurred from Jan. 1 through Aug. ...

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Fickle weather has strawberry producers concerned

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An early strawberry season delights consumers, but growers must keep an eye on this spring’s fickle weather to protect their delicate and valuable crop. “The strawberry crop has come into production two weeks earlier than normal,” said Wayne Porter, a Mississippi State University Extension Service agent in Lauderdale County who specializes in horticulture. “All of the rain ...

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SBA loans available to victims of drought

BENTON COUNTY and MARSHALL COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Benton and Marshall counties in Mississippi as a result of drought and excessive heat that occurred from May 1-Oct. 31, 2011. “These ...

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SBA offering loans to drought-impacted businesses

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of drought and excessive heat that occurred from Jan. 1 – Aug. 30, 2011. “When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a ...

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USDA declares 12 counties disaster areas

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 12 counties in Mississippi as agricultural disaster areas for 2011. The USDA says its declaration is based on combined effects of severe storms, tornadoes, severe spring flooding, Tropical Storm Lee, widespread drought and excessive heat since Jan. 1. The declaration means farmers who lost money because of bad weather can ...

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SBA assistance offered to drought-ravaged counties

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Small Business Administration economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in George, Greene and Jackson counties in Mississippi as a result of the drought that began April 1. Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan ...

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Sod farmers 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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