Embrace new devices, technology in 2015

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

After some people open Christmas presents, they might find themselves the recipients of new devices they would have avoided but now feel compelled to use.

Learning how to navigate such a device — whether … Read more

Supervisor discuss Airport Board nominations

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County Board of Supervisors discussed positions on the Airport Board, as well as the position of Veterans Service Officer during their regular end of the month meeting on Dec. 31 at the … Read more

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1-7 Chamber 2nd gift basket winner

Photo by Donna McKay

12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza gift basket winner

Jennifer Shearer won the second gift basket winner for the 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza event. The basket, valued at more than $300, is full of gift certificates … Read more

Short supplies, high demand boost cattle producer profits

Beef cattle, such as these Herefords in Oktibbeha County, are part of Mississippi’s fifth most valuable agricultural commodity in the state for 2014. This mother and calf are part of the Mississippi State University herd on the Henry H. Leveck Research Farm on the south side of the MSU campus on Dec. 17, 2014. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Mississippi’s beef cattle producers just experienced the best year in history, and 2015 looks equally promising.

Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist John Michael Riley said droughts in cattle-producing states, … Read more

2014 forest product value holds No. 2 spot

Forestry was Mississippi's second-largest agricultural commodity for 2014, with a preliminary year-end harvest value estimated at $1.28 billion, a 13.8 percent increase from 2013.

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — A production bump has helped forestry maintain its status as Mississippi’s second largest agricultural commodity.

James Henderson, associate forestry professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, estimated the state’s 2014 … Read more

A Family Home for the Holidays – Part II

John Ross Gladney Family

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

The John Ross Gladney second home in Weir, located on North Ann Street, is now known by the family as “The Wilderness” – a nickname given to the 18 acre property by the youngest generation. Peggy … Read more

Ag values set to top $7B for third year


By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set in … Read more

Rep. Hood discusses upcoming session


By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

I would like to thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your state representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives. It has been the experience of a lifetime working for and … Read more

Poultry is No. 1 among state commodities for 20th year

The poultry industry kept its No. 1 spot on the annual list of agricultural commodities, with an overall estimated production value of about $3.1 billion, a 6.4 percent increase from 2013. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND — Poultry experienced some moderate increases in 2014, grabbing the No.1 spot among Mississippi’s commodities for the 20th straight year.

The industry ended November with a preliminary estimated total production value of $3.1 … Read more