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Spell guardedly optimistic about agriculture outlook

  If farmers who saw catastrophic losses in 2009 receive timely aid in early 2010, Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell is optimistic about the upcoming year. If not… “There is no definitive figure on just how many farmers we could lose if they don’t get some assistance,” Spell said. “I predict it will be a higher number than we have ...

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Rained out

Farmers still scrambling after worst year in nearly half a century As the year 2009 dawned, the state’s agriculture community was looking for a bounce-back year. Input costs were down, commodity prices were up and many were forecasting a record yield. Then, the rains came – and stayed. New record rainfall totals were set across the state in September and ...

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Singing River helps land loans in South Mississippi

LUCEDALE — Singing River Electric has presented $1.1 million in zero-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Service to Jones County Junior College (JCJC) and a $740,000 zero-interest loan to Mississippi Export Railroad for a project in Jackson County. JCJC will use the $1.1 million to construct a 15,800-square-foot Learning Center adjacent to the Greene County Vo-Tech ...

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