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Cal-Maine sees sales rise, earnings fall

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., for the second quarter ended Nov. 27, 2010, saw net sales of $234.5 million, compared with net sales of $229.2 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2010. The company reported net income of $15.2 million, or $0.64 per basic share, compared with net income of $16.1 million, or $0.68 per basic share, for the ...

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Study looks at 'typical' food stamp recipient

STARKVILLE — The myth that a single type of person uses food stamps was examined in a recent Southern Rural Development Center study that impacts how to best reach those in need of food assistance. The report, “One-size doesn’t fit all: Different reasons drive food stamp use in areas across the South,” looks at certain characteristics of food stamp users ...

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MSU scientists develop new rice varieties

Mississippi State University researchers added two rice varieties this year to the university’s growing list of intellectual property holdings that generate revenue and benefit consumers. This summer, researchers at MSU’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville released a new conventional rice variety named Rex. They also submitted a Clearfield variety to a company for potential commercial release. Developing a ...

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Peanut farmers expecting increased demand

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Demand for Mississippi peanuts could be up because of season-long production problems in Georgia and Alabama. “Peanut crops in the central areas of Georgia and Alabama are hurting,” said Malcolm Broome, executive director of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association. “If our farmers can get the crop out, they may see some price improvement because of the anticipated ...

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Another nationwide food recall issued

FLUSHING, N.Y. — There is another nationwide recall of food. This is time, the focus is noodles. Ten-ounce packages of Garvi Gujarat brand Tam Tam star noodles, distributed nationwide by House of Spices in Flushing, N.Y., because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they ...

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ConAgra misses first quarter expectations

PORTLAND, Ore. — ConAgra Foods Inc. reported a disappointing first quarter on yesterday, saying intense discounting and higher costs pushed the food maker’s net income down 12 percent. The maker of Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Peter Pan and other packaged foods reported that it earned $146.4 million, or 33 cents per share, for the quarter. That’s down from $165.9 million, or ...

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Tyson makes generous donation to Food Network

JACKSON — Tyson Foods has delivered more than 23,000 pounds of food to Mississippi Food Network, a member of Feeding America. Since 2000, Tyson Foods has been a leader in the fight against hunger. The company is actively engaged in food-donation events and fund-raising activities year-round to benefit those in need. This most recent donation given by Tyson brings the ...

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Labor Department files complaint against Tyson

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an administrative complaint against Tyson Fresh Meats, the world’s largest supplier of premium beef and pork and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. The complaint alleges that Tyson systematically rejected female job applicants at its plant in Joslin, Ill. “The Labor Department is firmly committed to ensuring that federal ...

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Senators allege Russia reneging on poultry agreement

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has joined more than two dozen senators, both Democrats and Republicans, and sent a letter to the Russian government expressing their concern regarding Russia’s failure to fully honor its recent commitment to allow U.S. poultry products back into Russia. President Obama and Russian President Medvedev reportedly came to an agreement on June 24 of ...

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