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Sentencing rescheduled for man in Russian poultry case

GULFPORT — A plea hearing has been rescheduled for a man indicted in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. set a new plea date of May 20 for Terry White. White is one of three men indicted in 2012 on charges of ...

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Guilty plea expected in trial over exported Russian chicken

PASCAGOULA — Court records say a man is expected to plead guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The April 2012 indictment says Gerald Miller, Patrick McLain and Terry White arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with Russia. White was scheduled to ...

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Egg company's earnings up on better market conditions

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. said today that its fiscal third-quarter net income climbed 17 percent, bolstered by increased selling prices and improved sales of specialty eggs. For the period ended March 2, the egg producer earned $30.6 million, or $1.27 per share. That compares with earnings of $26.1 million, or $1.09 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 19 ...

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OSHA finds 43 violations following fatality at poultry company

MOSELLE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Southern Hens Inc. with 43 safety and health violations following the death of a worker who slipped and fell into an unguarded screw conveyor while cleaning the conveyor at the company’s Moselle facility. OSHA initiated the inspection Sept. 9, 2012, in response to the fatality. The ...

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Poultry company new title sponsor of PGA tournament

LAUREL and MADISON — Sanderson Farms Inc. is the new title sponsor of the PGA tournament held annually at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. Mississippi’s only PGA event will now be known as the Sanderson Farms Championship. The Laurel-based poultry company is holding a news conference today at 10 a.m. at the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson to ...

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Agriculture remains king of state’s economy

Agriculture remains the number one industry in Mississippi with one out of every four residents employed directly or indirectly in that industry. In terms of the state’s best cash crop economically, the production of chickens and eggs is our number one commodity, with soybeans at number two and forestry at number three. “Our economy is so agriculture based that when ...

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Annual ag council meeting draws hundreds

VERONA — When agricultural producers speak, Mississippi State University listens. About 300 commodity producers, crop consultants and MSU representatives met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona for the annual Producer Advisory Council meeting. The meeting has been held for more than half a century to give farmers the opportunity to express agricultural needs to their ...

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Sanderson Farms sees sales rise, but posts loss

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. reports net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $595.8 million, compared with $517.8 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company had a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.31 per share, compared with a net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.36 per share, for the first ...

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Senators push for end to Russian ban on U.S. meat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking member of the committee, is urging U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk to quickly address Russia’s new import ban on U.S. beef, poultry and turkey. According to release from Stabenow, the ban would cost the U.S. economy ...

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Challenging market, input costs cut Cal-Maine's earnings

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reported net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $328.9 million, compared with net sales of $290.4 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2012. The egg company reported net income of $14.3 million, or $0.60 per basic share, for the second quarter, compared with net income of $23.3 million, or $0.97 per ...

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