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Book Chronicles Oliver Family Saga In The Mississippi Delta This publication traces the struggles of five generations of Olivers, from the late 1800s to the present in the Mississippi Delta. In the 1870s, James Samuel Oliver arrived in the Mississippi Delta by swimming across the Mississippi River — with a fresh bullet wound in his leg. He later journeyed deep ... Read More »

J.R. Simplot Co. to acquire Pinnacle Ag

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The J.R. Simplot Co., a privately held food and agribusiness company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has agreed to acquire all of the interests in Pinnacle Agriculture Enterprises LLC and its subsidiaries. The acquisition will bring together two distributors of agricultural crop inputs and related services. The target acquisition close date is in early 2020. “By combining our geographic footprint and ... Read More »

Cargill Cotton plans move back to downtown Memphis

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Cargill Cotton plans to move its current headquarters in Cordova, Tennessee, a Memphis suburb, to downtown Memphis in spring 2020. The business has about 75 employees and will be moving to One Commerce, 40 S. Main St. “Cargill Cotton is excited to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Memphis with the relocation of its global headquarters to One ... Read More »

Blue Jeans Go Green program and PhytoGen renew partnership for 2020

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Building on a successful first year, PhytoGen cottonseed brand will again team with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program for 2020. As before, PhytoGen will organize denim collection drives at industry events across the Cotton Belt to help promote cotton’s sustainability and reduce textile waste. In early 2019, PhytoGen became the first cottonseed company to collaborate with ... Read More »

Plan to attend Alabama Row Crops Short Course, Dec. 10

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Alabama producers can prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2019 Row Crops Short Course in Auburn, Alabama. The course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring ... Read More »