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Florida, Arkansas looking at hybrid approaches to Medicaid expansion

As deadlines near for state legislatures to either accept or reject the Obama administration’s offer of billions of dollars to expand Medicaid, the governors of Arkansas and Florida are working to convince their legislatures to accept alternatives routes to expansion. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe of Arkansas have presented their respective legislatures hybrid forms of ...

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OUR VIEW: Status Quo on Medicaid leaves state behind

Where have you been? That’s a question Mississippi’s hospital executives should have to answer as the Legislature winds down and Republican leaders in both houses refuse to think pragmatically about expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The hospital CEOs and the Mississippi Hospital Association seem to have been largely absent from the wrangling in the Legislature in recent ...

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Businessman promising $1.1B steel plant in Arkansas fails to deliver Mississippi projects

John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1-billion steel mill in Mississippi County in Northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Recently, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s Big River Steel, LLC, Blytheville, plans to build a ...

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AgFax media recognized at Tri-State Soybean Forum

  AgFax Media partners, Owen Taylor and Debra Ferguson, were recently recognized with an award for their service as agricultural journalists at the 57th Annual Tri-State Soybean Forum held in Stoneville, Mississippi. The annual meeting is attended by farmers from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Both Taylor and Ferguson are native Mississippians. Taylor was born and raised in Rosedale where he ...

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MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s Big River Steel LLC, Blytheville, plans to build ...

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MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s Big River Steel LLC, Blytheville, ...

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Ole Miss law professor killed in auto accident

MENIFEE, Ark. — Officials say a University of Mississippi law professor was killed in a car crash on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened Tuesday morning on I-40 between Conway and Little Rock. A preliminary report says that 58-year-old Richard Barnes of Oxford crossed the median into oncoming traffic and collided with a tractor ...

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AgFax: Jimmy Sanders acquires Louisiana's G&H Seed

According to MBJ friend AgFax, Jimmy Sanders, Inc., (JSI), a family owned business in Cleveland, Mississippi, purchased by Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings earlier this year, has acquired G&H Seed Company, Inc. and its related company Liq-Quick Fertilizer Co, Inc. in Crowley, Louisiana. >> Read the complete story here …

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James Rollins new CEO at BancorpSouth

TUPELO — James D. Rollins III has been named chief executive officer of BancorpSouth Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo. Rollins will succeed Aubrey B. Patterson, BancorpSouth’s current CEO, on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Rollins has served as president and chief operating officer at Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, since April 2006. Rollins served as senior vice ...

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Global warming? Half of all U.S. counties now considered disaster areas because of drought

ST. LOUIS  — Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government’s list of natural disaster areas as the nation’s agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s addition of the 218 counties means that more than half of all ...

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