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Stennis scientists in Mississippi develop app to track seaweed


By LISA MONTI  Last year beaches along the Gulf and other temperate waters worldwide were inundated with Sargassum, the free-floating tangle of reddish-brown seaweed that causes problems for fishermen, boaters, tourists and residents. In some places, drifts of the smelly seaweed were piled several feet high. So far in 2015, scientists say, there is a large amount of Sargassum in ...

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Cochran, Wicker pleased with ITC ruling on imported rebar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting a decision that they say will benefit U.S. steel producers in Mississippi and other states by allowing the United States to act against the unfair surge in imported steel reinforcing bar or “rebar.” The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has reached a unanimous determination that rebar ...

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Ag commissioners visit border, see need for immigration reform

SOUTH TEXAS  — Agricultural leaders from states far from the U.S.-Mexico border, including Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, visited Texas yesterday and said they are more convinced than ever of the need for immigration reform after a tour of border security operations in the Rio Grande Valley. The eight state agriculture commissioners who joined Texas Commissioner Todd Staples at a ...

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Survey: Losses from late April storms could reach $1B

According to a report from a global reinsurance firm, the late April storm system that caused widespread damage and fatalities in Mississippi and 19 other states could be the world’s first billion-dollar storm of 2014. Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center at Chicago-based Aon Benfield, has released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews ...

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Mississippi getting the nod in reshoring decisions

Florida-based HVAC equipment maker AirGuide Manufacturing’s recent announcement that it would shift a handful of factory jobs from Mexico to Clarksdale hardly moved the needle on the news meter. But watchers in Mississippi of America’s “reshoring” effort noticed. They took AirGuide’s relocation decision as another sign of a coming “convergence” by which the cost of operating outside the United States ...

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Hispanic homebuyers: A wave to lift the housing industry?

At a time when the housing industry needs an infusion of hope, the demographic gods are poised to unleash what some realtors, lenders and builders say will be the industry’s salvation: waves of young Hispanic workers and families hungry for houses of their own. For the moment, however, holding back that salvation are such economic factors as tight credit and ...

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Coming home, part 2- "Reshoring" could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia State is feeling its effects. ...

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Hurricane Dora strengthens off Mexican coast

ACAPULCO, Mexico  — Hurricane Dora grew stronger offshore on Wednesday as it brought rain to the Mexican coast. The fourth hurricane of the eastern Pacific season was forecast to move parallel to the shoreline for several days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was centered about 225 miles (360 kilometers) south-southwest of Acapulco and was moving ...

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Rice producers make team

Tim Walker, an agronomist at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville and Curtis Berry, a rice producer from Tunica, were participants in the Rice Foundation’s International Leadership Development Program, which included traveling to Mexico and Cuba. The Foundation’s five-member leadership team attended Cuba’s International Trade Fair held in Havana. More than 1,500 companies from 60 countries ...

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