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DAVID DALLAS: Wicker, Cochran and the Iran-a-Muck letter

Forty-seven United States Senators, including Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, signed a letter recently to “The Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran did not. The letter set out to explain the nuances of our U.S. Constitution to “The Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The letter also described how the Senate might scuttle any agreement ...

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Russia's poultry ban expected to have only minor impact on producers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Poultry producers say Russia’s decision to ban imported U.S. meat won’t lead to a glut of the product because other countries are clamoring for inexpensive meat. Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that his country would restrict imports of certain commodities in retaliation for the U.S. and other countries imposing sanctions because of the situation in Ukraine. ...

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Severstal selling plants, including Severstal Columbus

COLUMBUS — Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion. Word of a possible sale began to circulate earlier this year as the West threatened sanctions against Russia for its activity in the Ukraine, but Severstal has not among those companies targeted by ...

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Report: U.S. economy will depend on trillion-dollar Hispanic ‘niche’

The explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population should be making consumer-products companies rich, but instead, it is leaving them confused. The U.S. Latino community, already a $1 trillion annual consumer market comprising 52 million people (out of a total U.S. population of 311 million), is on course to grow by another 50 percent in buying power by 2015. While ...

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Is Russia reneging on poultry pact?

The brand new poultry trade agreement between the U.S. and Russia looked to be in some jeopardy earlier this month after U.S. officials alleged Russia was reneging on the deal. However, the issues appear to have been resolved and U.S.-raised chicken is on its way to Russia, the top U.S. and Mississippi poultry importer — at least for now. Jim ...

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Chicken diplomacy will benefit state’s farmers

If Russia wants WTO membership, it must accept U.S. poultry, which could mean hundreds of millions of dollars to the state chicken industry   The poultry industry recently found itself in a unique position — the carrot dangling at the end of an international-diplomacy stick.  Late last month, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev struck an agreement to ...

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