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State pecan crop falls short this year

This year’s pecan season is winding down and the crop has been a small one thanks to weather and the growing cycle. “A lot of factors were involved,” said Max Draughn, president of the Mississippi Pecan Growers Association. “We had a cold spring, we had a large crop last year and the wet weather this year made disease pressures higher ...

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Ag commodities groups identify priorites for research, education

ABERDEEN — Advocates for agriculture met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona to identify priorities for research and Extension Service education programs at Mississippi State University. Scientists from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, specialists with the MSU Extension Service and almost 250 members of the North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council spent the day ...

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Read the October 31st issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — ONLINE SALES TAX: Ted Carter takes a look at how much money Mississippi is leaving on the table by not taxing online sales. You may be shocked at the number. Also in this week’s paper: >> REVAMPING THE SYSTEM: Changing tax law to accommodate sales tax an issue that could make national headlines — by ...

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Pecan growers enjoy another 'nutty' year

It has been good times of late for Mississippi’s pecan producers. And, the optimism just keeps growing. Boosted by increased demand, tight supply and corresponding high market prices while dodging some of the weather-related losses many of the state’s other agriculture commodities have suffered over the last few years, 2011 is shaping up to be perhaps the best yet for ...

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