FSA urges participation in committee elections

Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Michael R. Sullivan announced today that the 2010 FSA county committee elections will begin tomorrow, Nov. 5, with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 6, 2010.“All eligible farmers and ranchers can make a difference by voting […]

ESGR seeks nominees for freedom award

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, announced the opening of the nomination season for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  Guard and Reserve service members and their families are encouraged to nominate employers who have provided exceptional support of military employees above federal law requirements.  Nominations […]

MDA hosts opportunity for business leaders

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of state business leaders on a business development mission to Costa Rica and Panama from March 20-26, 2011. The trip is designed to provide opportunities to Mississippi businesses looking to expand trade and create business relationships in the two markets. During the mission, participants will have […]

USPS warns customers about newest scam

Postal employees should be aware that customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery.  The e-mails contain a link that, when opened, installs a malicious virus capable of stealing personal information from computers.Postal Inspectors say customers should not click on the link.  Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link will activate […]

State Ag Department receives USDA crop grant

Commissioner Lester Spell announced that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has been awarded a $293,555 grant from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Mississippi through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is partnering with six agricultural entities to promote […]

Entergy MS customers will see drop in rates

Customers of Entergy Mississippi, Inc. will soon see a drop in their electric bills, and not just because of cooler weather. The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved Entergy Mississippi’s quarterly fuel adjustment, and customers will pay less for electricity for the rest of 2010. From October through December, the typical residential bill will drop […]

Entergy snakes in fence in resort area

While more than two-thirds of all power outages in the United States are weather-related, animals contacting wires are the second-biggest reason for electrical failure.That’s proven true in Robinsonville, where snakes have caused outages twice this year at the town’s substation, cutting power to some 3,500 residential and commercial customers, including the local casinos.In an effort […]