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Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014. Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans are expected to yield a record average of 52 bushels an acre.  “Overall, we had a really good year for soybean production,” Irby said. “Planting season was delayed with ...

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Short supplies, high demand boost cattle producer profits

Mississippi’s beef cattle producers just experienced the best year in history, and 2015 looks equally promising. Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist John Michael Riley said droughts in cattle-producing states, especially in 2012, resulted in tighter supplies, while consumer demand for beef has remained strong. “Each producer has one question to ask before buying an additional cow to expand ...

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Mary Martha Henson brings a variety of experiences to MEDC leadership position

Although she feels she has some big shoes to fill at the helm of the Mississippi Economic Development Council, Mary Martha Henson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position she assumed less than two years ago. She serves as the executive director and chief operating officer of the statewide organization of economic development professionals. “Carole (Hardwick, former ...

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Mississippi volunteers donate quilts to wounded veterans

COLLINS — Nearly a dozen veterans left south Mississippi with fuller luggage after Covington County quilters surprised them with early Christmas gifts. Members of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers spent months piecing together fabric in anticipation of the annual Hot Coffee Hunts for Heroes welcome dinner on Dec. 12. The meal, which included a fish fry with all the trimmings, brought ...

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Summit explores efficient water usage across the Delta

STONEVILLE — Mississippi’s agricultural industry is not going about “business as usual” above ground while the underground water supplies decline every year. More than 200 farmers, ag consultants, natural resource professionals and others with connections to agriculture met at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center on Dec. 10 to review options. The Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task ...

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MSU engineers cited for African water project

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders is capturing national attention as its parent organization earns an award for international humanitarian work. Engineers Without Borders-USA recently was honored with the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association’s 2014 Spirit Award at a ceremony in Orlando, Fla. The recognition singled out the university chapter’s water project in Zambia as an ...

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Sead “Sejo” Sabanadzovic elected to committee

Sead “Sejo” Sabanadzovic, a professor in the Mississippi State University Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, has been invited to join the prestigious executive committee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, or ICTV. Sabanadzovic was elected to the elite group of 18 international experts who serve as the leading authority on describing, identifying, naming and ...

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MSU's Michael E. "Mike" Brown recognized

Professor Michael E. “Mike” Brown, a Mississippi State University faculty member and alumnus who also is the state climatologist, has received a major honor from the National Weather Association. Brown of the geosciences department received NWA’s 2014 Public Education Award for “providing significant contributions to increase the public’s weather awareness.” Brown coordinates the geosciences department’s graduate program, and he is ...

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MSU’s Michael E. “Mike” Brown recognized

Professor Michael E. “Mike” Brown, a Mississippi State University faculty member and alumnus who also is the state climatologist, has received a major honor from the National Weather Association. Brown of the geosciences department received NWA’s 2014 Public Education Award for “providing significant contributions to increase the public’s weather awareness.” Brown coordinates the geosciences department’s graduate program, and he is ...

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Top 10 finalists chosen for C Spire Conerly Trophy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson are among the 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the state’s top college football player. Each school in the state is allowed to nominate one player for the award. The other nominees are: Mississippi Valley State receiver Julian Stafford, Alcorn State ...

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