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Nine Miss. catfish and poultry operations get financial help

Nine poultry and catfish producers in Mississippi have been selected to receive a total of $288,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran today reported.  The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants were approved for operations in Bay Springs, Brooksville, Carthage, Indianola, Magnolia, […]

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Mississippi ag businesses can get breaks on utility bills

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said in a news release today that agricultural businesses in Mississippi can take advantage of a change in tax law which may lower their utility bills.  The change, which went into effect July 1, exempts certain agricultural business from being charged state sales tax on their energy bills, particularly bills for […]

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Feast for Farmers fundraiser set for Tupelo Farmers’ Market

The Tupelo Farmers’ Market is opening May 17, and a fundraiser will be held a day earlier. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is hosting the opening weekend of the market, kicking it off on Friday, May 16 with the third annual Feast for the Farmers’ Dinner. Dinner will be served under the market shed on South […]

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Tupelo Farmers Market named one of South’s best

Deep South Magazine has named the Downtown Tupelo Farmers Market one of the 10 best in the South.  Says the magazine about farmers markets in general: The farmers market has been boosting local economies and providing consumers with the freshest local produce since the Great Depression, when roadside stands began popping up all over the […]

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Poultry, forestry lead Mississippi’s $7.35B ag industry

Mississippi’s top two agricultural commodities – poultry and forestry – maintained their strength in 2013, but most agronomic crop values took a hit from significantly lower prices than those earned in 2012. John Michael Riley, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said agronomic crop prices were a major drag in the state’s […]

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Baldwyn timber company expanding, adding jobs

From the Mississippi Development Authority:  Officials from Maple Land and Timber have announced the company is expanding its operation located near Baldwyn,  which is known as American Land and Timber, to begin producing lumber for export to overseas markets. The expansion includes the addition of a new sawmill and the construction of a 20,000-square-foot facility. […]

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Northeast Mississippi Dairy Day event Saturday

OK, there’s quite a lot to do in the area Saturday, including the annual Elvis Presley Festival in Tupelo and the Froglevel Festival in Pratts. The monthly Tupelo Flea Market also is going on at the furniture market. If you happen to be looking for even more to do, drop by Scruggs Farm, Lawn and […]

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