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Good yields, bad prices — Agriculture impacted by weaker market

For farmers, 2013 was a year to remember, though not all of those memories are good ones. For the 19th consecutive year, poultry rang in as the top commodity in Mississippi, and forest products saw a bounce-back year, regaining the number two spot of Mississippi’s top commodity list. However, many commodities — including corn and soybeans — saw market prices ...

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Lawmakers pushing for controversial new farm subsidy

WASHINGTON — Farm-state lawmakers are moving to create a whole new subsidy that would protect farmers when their revenue drops — an unprecedented program that critics say could pay billions of dollars to farmers now enjoying record-high crop prices. The subsidy, free insurance that would cover farmers’ “shallow crop losses” before their paid insurance kicks in, has been pushed by ...

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Economist: Green energy will not be real US job creator

By Amy McCullough From an editorial in the New York Times by Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser on why green energy manufacturing will never be a real job creator in the United States: “Evergreen Solar announced last week that it was closing its plant in Devens, Mass., laying off 800 workers, and moving production to China. Evergreen’s factory had ...

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