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Poultry show returns to Fair after three-decade absence

While there is little doubt about the Mississippi State Fair’s popularity — it set a new attendance record this year — some purists have found the fair too carnival-like, and wished that it offered more traditional agriculture-related offerings. Well, they have to feel better now. After a 30-year absence, the 4-H poultry livestock show returned with great fanfare to the ...

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Fire erupts at poultry plant; no injuries reported

FLOWOOD — No injuries have been reported in an early Friday fire at the Sanderson Farms poultry plant in Flowood. Flowood Fire Department Lt. Brian Grantham says about 16 employees were inside the building at the time, though no one was in the boiler room where the fire started. The room is used for heating cooking oil to cook the ...

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and is creating 150 new jobs. ...

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Business community has questions about proposed highway tax

JACKSON — Business groups still aren’t ready to raise Mississippi’s taxes to repair and build highways and bridges. In August, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, proposed a $700 million menu of taxes and asked other members of a study committee examining road needs to offer their own alternative revenue and spending plans. Highway officials say the state needs ...

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Sanderson Farms promotes Hilary Burroughs

Hilary Burroughs of Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc. has recently joined the statewide board of directors of the Mississippi Main Street Association. Burroughs is manager of marketing at Sanderson. She serves on the company’s Corporate Responsibility Council, the Wage & Salary Committee and is a participant in the company’s Leadership for Effectiveness program. Recently, Burroughs managed the company’s participation as title ...

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Man gets probation, fine for role in frozen chicken case

OCEAN SPRINGS — A man charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia has been sentenced to three years on probation and a $2,000 fine. Terry White of Ocean Springs was indicted in the case along with two others, Gerald Miller of Gautier and Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. White pleaded guilty in the case. The others were ...

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Hearing set for this month in poultry export conspiracy case

GULFPORT — A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19 for a man who pleaded guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. An April 2012 indictment says Terry White and two others arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with Russia. The men ...

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Poultry industry petitions for road, bridge work

It is a common complaint heard from county supervisors — chicken trucks are tearing up their roads and bridges, outstripping the resources at hand to maintain them. Last week, the poultry industry had a chance to face its accusers and offer its point of view, though it shied away from the finger pointing. “We don’t need to get in a ...

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Report: Numerous meat-processing plants unsanitary

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports that more than two dozen Mississippi slaughterhouses and poultry meat processing plants have violated sanitation or food safety guidelines over the past decade — and most did both. The newspaper analyzed records from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service database of enforcement action against federally inspected facilities. It says that 50 such facilities ...

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Trial begins over handling of Russian poultry exports

PASCAGOULA — The trial has begun for two men charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia. Court records say a jury was seated yesterday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport for 39-year-old Gerald Miller of Gautier and 55-year-old Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. A third man, 38-year-old Terry White of Ocean Springs, has already pleaded guilty in ...

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