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Duties on Vietnamese catfish a start but may have come too late

A Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam helps to level the competitive field but may have come too late to reverse a substantial decline in U.S. production. The Commerce Department ruling is an about-face for the trade regulatory agency that has refused pleas from catfish producers in Misssissippi and elsewhere in the Mid ...

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Refuge expansion proposal causing panic

The version of the 2012 Farm Bill that passed a House Committee earlier in July did not include an amendment that would have expanded Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s acquisition boundary by 48,000 acres. The issue has been given new life, though, by Second District Congressman Bennie Thompson. The panic over the possibility of private land being conveyed to the ...

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Waiting on the water

Desperate flood-protection work was redlining last week in the areas of the South Delta susceptible to backwater flooding. At Simmons Catfish right outside Yazoo City, owner Harry Simmons was hoping the three miles’ worth of levees he had built in the past two weeks were going to be enough to save his home, his processing plant and 25 of his ...

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