County’s unemployment rate at 9.3 percent

From staff reports The unemployment rate for Winston County decreased a full a percentage point to 9.3 percent in November compared to last year which was 10.3, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. This is the first time…

Traipsin’

Traipsin’ with Lynne Cunningham In D.C. Visiting a grandmother for Thanksgiving in Washington D.C. allowed me to be a guest of my friend, a grandmom, and her daughter’s family in our nation’s capital amidst all the iconic sites of governments…

Short supplies, high demand boost cattle producer profits

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,…

2014 forest product value holds No. 2 spot

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…

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

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…