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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Photographer captures images and video of deer swimming the Mississippi River




Local nature photographer Jennifer Davis filmed a rarely seen occurrence early Saturday morning in Cape Girardeau -- about a dozen deer swimming across the Mississippi River.
She said she went down to the Cape Rock Drive area as she normally does, hoping for landscape shots.
"I thought that there would be a lot of smoke on the waters right there like there usually is," she said. "I started walking around the track around the bend where the bluffs are, and these deer came out, went across the railroad tracks and then ... they disappeared."
She photographed them walking across the railroad tracks, then went for a closer look.
"I just noticed them getting into the water, and I got it on video," she said.

Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview - VAVEL.com

Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview - VAVEL.com: For the second time in the NBA's opening week, the�New Orleans Pelicans�are faced with the daunting task of putting their under-manned roster against the NBA champions�Golden State Warriors.�In the first meeting last Tuesday, the Warriors received their rings in front of an adoring crowd at Oracle Arena, and proceeded�to run roughshod all over the Pelicans behind reigning League MVP�Stephen Curry�and his 40-point, six-rebound, and seven-assist performance. However, on Saturday evening, the Pelicans host the Warriors in their respective home opener and seek a different result.

New Orleans Saints take on Giants | isportsweb

New Orleans Saints take on Giants | isportsweb: The New Orleans Saints take on the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at noon. The Saints have looked hot in their last two games (both wins) against the Falcons and the Colts, respectively. So, should we expect more of the same or will the Saints slip back into their undisciplined mode of play that defined their three loss start to the season?

Voodoo Fest 2015 Lineup In New Orleans Includes Ozzy Osbourne

Voodoo Fest 2015 Lineup In New Orleans Includes Ozzy Osbourne: Voodoo Fest 2015 officially started this weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year the music spook-Fest lineup will include many local bands, big name performing artists and the return of Ozzy Osbourne.

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The three-day festival is always held Halloween weekend in New Orleans. This year it has started on Friday, October 30 and will continue through Sunday. Four separate stages have been set up at City Park Festival Grounds, each of which boasts continuous performances throughout the weekend.

Tennessee Promise program still needs thousands of mentors | KSL.com

Tennessee Promise program still needs thousands of mentors | KSL.com: Officials say the Tennessee Promise program needs to recruit thousands more volunteer mentors for the state to hit its goal by a Nov. 20 deadline.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1MZiyWq ) reports about 6,100 mentors had volunteered to work with the next class of Tennessee Promise students by Thursday morning. That leaves about 3,000 more needed in three weeks. To reach the goal, a team of recruiters is crossing the state for a blitz of events and speeches.

The scholarship program provides two free years of tuition to community or technical college. Gov. Bill Haslam has said more mentors could be a key to the success of the program's second year.

Jimmy Carter to participate in Memphis home-building project - AOL

Jimmy Carter to participate in Memphis home-building project - AOL: Jimmy Carter will participate in a Habitat for Humanity build on Monday in Memphis after the cancellation of an international project featuring the former president.
The Atlanta-based charity announced the one-day project on Saturday. Carter previously planned to volunteer during a weeklong build in Nepal after getting approval from doctors treating his cancer.
Habitat officials canceled that trip in early October, citing supply shortages and civil unrest in the region.

Injury-plagued Auburn falls to No. 19 Mississippi, 27-19 - WTOP

Injury-plagued Auburn falls to No. 19 Mississippi, 27-19 - WTOP: Auburn quarterback Sean White played on a gimpy left knee. Leading rusher Peyton Barber wasn’t fully healthy either.

The Tigers overcame those injuries and played well enough to put up a fight against No. 19 Mississippi before losing 27-19 on Saturday.

Even with White’s status uncertain until pre-game warmups, he managed to throw for 258 yards and his first career touchdown, while getting occasional help from ex-starter Jeremy Johnson. Junior college transfer Jovon Robinson ran for 91 yards in his first significant action with Barber limited to eight carries.

Humphreys County, Mississippi Farmland Profile




Farmland: 193,760 acres out of 275,840 acres
Major Crops: Soybeans, Corn, Cotton, Wheat
State Rank: 17th in state
U.S. Rank: 896th in U.S.

Contact us if you are in the market to buy or sell land. We also can work as Buyer's Agent to represent you in finding and making the best deal on a land tract at no cost to you. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker,662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Leflore County, Mississippi Farmland Profile


Farmland: 293,155 acres out of 387,840 acres
Major Crops: Soybeans, Corn, Cotton, Wheat
State Rank: 8th in state
U.S. Rank: 408th in U.S.

Contact us if you are in the market to buy or sell land. We also can work as Buyer's Agent to represent you in finding and making the best deal on a land tract at no cost to you. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker,662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Farmland Profile



Farmland:  340,711 acres of land in farms out of 417,280 acres
Major Crops: Soybeans, Corn, Wheat, Cotton
State Rank: 14th in state
U.S. Rank: 711th in U.S.

Contact us if you are in the market to buy or sell land. We also can work as Buyer's Agent to represent you in finding and making the best deal on a land tract at no cost to you. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Farm business weekly review

Farm business weekly review: South American weather and Chinese demand could spur rallies into the end of the year but modest expectations are in order.

Commodities Screech to Halt As Dollar Hits 10-Week High - Corn - News | Agweb.com

Commodities Screech to Halt As Dollar Hits 10-Week High - Corn - News | Agweb.com: Commodity markets had a tough time rallying due to outside market movement including a 10-week high for the dollar.

“This past week especially, a lot of the market movement had more to do with the dollar movement and foreign currency movement than fundamentals,” says Chip Nellinger of Blue Reef AgriMarketing.

Issues coming out of Europe, including the possibility of more quantitative easing, combined with the possibility of raising interest rates in the U.S. caused “wild fluctuations” in the dollar resulting in a halt for the commodity markets according to Nellinger.

Lack of Selling Could Come Back to Haunt Farmers | Agweb.com

Lack of Selling Could Come Back to Haunt Farmers | Agweb.com: Farmers are holding tightly onto new crop corn and soybean supplies in hopes of higher prices returning in a post-harvest rally, but the herd mentality to marketing could come back to haunt farmers later, Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, said on Farm Journal Radio's�Weekend Market Report.

“The thing to do last year was to not sell grain at harvest and hold it into the post-harvest, and in November we made the highs,” Gulke said. “But this year, everybody knows that that’s the thing to do, which bothers me a little because the majority are seldom right in total. They can move markets for a while, but I am concerned that everybody out there is going to store for higher prices. Whether we can get those higher prices like we did last year or not, I don’t know.”

Fabled Memphis tract to be key part of Wolf River Greenway

Toting fishing poles to their favorite lake on a recent Friday morning, Libby Tayler and Marie Vazquez had no idea they were passing through history on their way to casting for bass and bream.
The gate they walked around blocked the former entry to Epping Forest Manor, an estate once owned by a wealthy cotton merchant and famed big-game hunter. Farther down the pavement, the two women passed the crumbling slab of the former home and the weed-enveloped tennis courts that were used after the property became a private club. The club's old swimming pool has long since been filled in.

Veterans paddle down the Mississippi as a form of healing | WREG.com

Veterans paddle down the Mississippi as a form of healing | WREG.com: �"I was born and raised in Milwaukee and was drafted in 1969," said Mark Fox. "When I turned 18 they sent me off to Vietnam."

For Veteran Mark Fox the hardest part of his military career was returning home from Vietnam in 1971.

"How unwelcomed we were," he recalled. "How the press were very negative to us. How the VA and the government wanted nothing to do with us."

Fox and Iraq War Veteran Bart Lindberg are soldiers from two different generations, two different wars.

A Two-Headed Monster

DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather: The U.S. grain producer is having another fitful night, his sweat-soaked slumber, though the night air is chilly, interrupted by constant tossing and turning as the recurring nightmare plays out once again in his dreams. Every night the two-headed monster reappears, smashing bins of on-farm grain, ripping and tearing into the producer as he bleeds money. At dawn the monster retreats into the deep recesses of the subconscious, leaving the producer tired as he faces another long, uncertain day.

2016 Still Problematic, High Caution on Farm Loans

DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather: Agricultural bankers are bracing for a wave of farm losses this harvest, but thanks to surprisingly high corn and soybean yields, the washout could be far less than some had predicted only a few months ago.

"Most bankers would describe this as a time of high caution," Michael Hein, chairman of the American Bankers Association ag bankers committee and vice president of Liberty Trust and Savings Bank, Durant, Iowa, told DTN. "We're certainly not in a panic mode, but these low corn prices are putting cash flow and profit pressure on some of our producers."

USDA Releases Maps Showing ARC-County Program Payments


USDA's Farm Service Agency released a series of maps Friday detailing the range of haves and have-nots when it comes to payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage program.

While FSA announced more than $3.9 billion in commodity payments starts to go out this week to roughly 800,000 farmers, FSA staff are concerned at least some farmers don't understand the nuances of the ARC-County program. It isn't like the old Direct Payments program because not everyone is going to receive a check.

Friday, October 30, 2015

New Nasa data shows Brazil's drought deeper than thought, Americas News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

New Nasa data shows Brazil's drought deeper than thought, Americas News & Top Stories - The Straits Times: New satellite data shows Brazil's drought is worse than previously thought, with the southeast losing 56 trillion litres of water in each of the past three years - more than enough to fill Lake Tahoe, a Nasa scientist said on Friday (Oct 30).

The country's most severe drought in 35 years has also caused the Brazil's larger and less-populated northeast to lose 49 trillion litres of water each year over three years compared with normal levels, said Nasa hydrologist Augusto Getirana.

Brazilians are well aware of the drought due to water rationing, power blackouts and empty reservoirs in parts of the country but this is the first study to document exactly how much water has disappeared from aquifers and reservoirs, Getirana said.

Allendale Forecasts Slight Uptick in 2016 Corn Acreage | Agweb.com

Allendale Forecasts Slight Uptick in 2016 Corn Acreage | Agweb.com: Planted�acreage of corn �in the U.S. will likely increase slightly by 1 million to�1.5 million acres next spring as corn revenue surpasses soybean revenue,�with the expansion�contingent on favorable corn-planting conditions next spring, according to Rich Nelson, chief strategist for Allendale, Inc., in McHenry, Ill.

“Farmers generally want to plant more corn than what they tell us before planting,” Nelson said during a�Allendale’s Ag Leaders webinar. “In other words, if we have some good weather stretches, of course we’re going to have that active planting for corn, and they will throw a few extra fields in the mix there for corn rather than soybeans. So, best guesses right now, I think we do have to suggest probably a slight increase in corn acreage and a slight decrease in soybean acreage.”

Mississippi red snapper season set to close on Halloween

The 2105 recreational red snapper season in Mississippi waters will come to a close on Halloween.
The season opened on July 16 of this year and will close at 11:59 pm on October 31. That means at 12:01 am on Sunday, anglers are no longer allowed to possess red snapper in state waters and will be subject to a fine if caught by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources marine patrol division in Biloxi.


From Memphis to Malaysia, cotton goes global with new ICE contract | Reuters

From Memphis to Malaysia, cotton goes global with new ICE contract | Reuters: A century ago, Front Street, known as "The Street," in Memphis, Tennessee, was home to the world's largest physical cash market for cotton, the king of U.S. commodities.

Now, the revolving door to the trading floor - set up in the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War that bustled with some 70 merchants and once littered with discarded cotton lint - is chained shut.

The former trading hub a stone's throw from the Mississippi river is now a museum, populated with artifacts like cotton grading charts and a chalkboard for writing in the latest prices from a time that has slipped away with advent of electronic futures trading in New York and as India and China surpassed the United States as the world's largest cotton producer.

Now, the U.S. market faces one of the biggest tests of its centuries-old grip on global trade.

Indie Memphis: Director Whit Stillman brings classic ‘identity comedy’ ‘Metropolitan’ to fest


Whit Stillman, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, generally is associated with such urbane cultural centers as Paris (where he lives), Barcelona (also the title of his second movie, in 1994) and Manhattan and its environs (the playground of the hyper-literate, well-educated and generally well-to-do young sophisticates who populate most of his projects).


Better agriculture from the Chesapeake Bay - CSMonitor.com

Better agriculture from the Chesapeake Bay - CSMonitor.com: In the Chesapeake Bay, which includes Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, Virginia, and West Virginia, there are more than 82,000 farms covering one quarter of the region, according to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture. �...

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces New USDA Commitments to Help Build Up Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers - Bladen Journal - bladenjournal.com

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces New USDA Commitments to Help Build Up Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers - Bladen Journal - bladenjournal.com: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced a commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prioritize $5.6 billion over the next two years within USDA programs and services that serve new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Deputy Secretary Harden also announced a new, tailored web tool designed to connect burgeoning farm entrepreneurs with programs and resources available to help them get started.

DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather

DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather

Get Ready To Expand | Agweb.com

Get Ready To Expand | Agweb.com: Farm operations mature in the same way children grow up: gradually. Best-in-class producers who have expanded their footprint understand the value of carefully studying whether growth will help their bottom line or cause it to falter. Executed properly, growth can create efficiencies and open the door to new markets, even in a down economy.

Land Sale of the Week: $18,100/a in Northwest Iowa - News | Agweb.com

Land Sale of the Week: $18,100/a in Northwest Iowa - News | Agweb.com: A prime, flat 148 acres two miles northeast of Inwood, Iowa, sold Oct. 24 for $18,100 an acre. The farm offered 146 tillable acres and a soil CSR2 of 73.4 compared to the county average CSR2 of 74.8. The CSR is 68.3 versus the county average CSR of 59.5. The 6.5-acre farmstead with small farmhouse brought $200,000.

Reading the Basis and Knowing What Your Market is Telling You | ProFarmer

Reading the Basis and Knowing What Your Market is Telling You | ProFarmer: There have been a lot of conversations regarding basis lately. And as expected, depending on the location the article was written in the author may discuss the surprising strength or weakness in current posted values.

Many times as a result of these articles my growers will call in and ask what is happening with current vales. They may be surprised after reading about weakness that our values have remained steady or angry after reading about strength if our values have weakened. As we have discussed before, basis is the best indicator of local supply and demand you can find. The job of the basis is to encourage movement when it's needed in a local or regional level, or discourage it when supplies are plentiful.

Iowa Farmland Auction Results On 10/29/2015

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Rise of the smart farm: get ready for satellite-controlled cows | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Rise of the smart farm: get ready for satellite-controlled cows | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian: Improving the accuracy of weather forecasting is just one of the advantages satellites can provide agriculture. Satellites are being used for everything from soil quality monitoring for arable farmers to thermal imaging for aquaculture and are hastening the arrival of the “smart farm” – where technology and data help increase efficiency.

3 Big Things Today, ... | Crops News | Agriculture

3 Big Things Today, ... | Crops News | Agriculture: Soybeans May Rise as Exports Likely Remained Strong
Soybeans may rise as investors see value in the commodity, which hovered around a three-week low yesterday.
Exports and sales of U.S. soybeans has been strong the past few weeks. Exporters sold 2.09 million metric tons of soybeans in the week that ended on Oct. 22 for delivery in the current marketing year, up 19% from the prior four-week average, the Department of Agriculture said in a report yesterday.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bull Shoals Lake


In 1994, my dad and I bought a property on the South Shore of Bull Shoals Lake in in what was then a barely populated former mining town on the Arkansas side. That area is now starting to become more developed with large vacation homes and they now have a marina, bank branch and a Subway. I forgot to pay real estate taxes on one of the parcels in Arkansas so I checked on all of them this week.

Senate: No Cuts to Crop Insurance | Agweb.com

Senate: No Cuts to Crop Insurance | Agweb.com: Fewer than 24 hours after House leadership said they would restore $3 billion in proposed cuts to the crop insurance program, Senate leadership did the same.

Did Dust Bowl's ravages end in the 1940s? New study says no


Did Dust Bowl's ravages end in the 1940s? New study says no: A recent study led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation's soil, even potentially altering history books.

Spooky real estate from around the nation - San Antonio Express-News

Spooky real estate from around the nation - San Antonio Express-News: The season of spooky has arrived, and that’s certainly proven in the nation’s real estate listings. These houses aren’t haunted, but they sure look a little bit spooky.
First, a Queen Anne Victorian in Connecticut, listed for $315,000. The write up posted to Estately proclaims the home was “at one time one of the most prestigious homes in the valley, but now it “needs work!” This theme runs through many of these listings: once grand abodes, now shambolic “fixer-uppers.”

New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints: Full New York Game Preview | Bleacher Report

New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints: Full New York Game Preview | Bleacher Report: In the wake of what has been a positive week for the New York Giants�(4-3), they'll head into a hostile environment to face an average New Orleans Saints�(3-4) team.

The recently re-signed Jason Pierre-Paul won't be on the field on Sunday, but the Giants still have a shot to win this game due to the regression of Sean Payton's Saints over the years.

A team with a window that is surely coming to a close, the Saints aren't even the home juggernaut they once were, making the crowd at the Superdome that much less of a real factor.

If Eli Manning can have a bounce-back game after a subpar performance last week, the Giants should be able to compete on the road and make this game interesting.

MGM Resorts to form REIT with 10 properties | Reuters

MGM Resorts to form REIT with 10 properties | Reuters: MGM Resorts International (MGM.N), under pressure from a shareholder, said it would form a publicly traded real estate investment trust comprising 10 of its properties.

The company's shares rose 9 percent in premarket trading on Thursday.

MGM said it would transfer seven Las Vegas resorts – The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and The Park – to the REIT, a structure that helps a company save taxes.

The other three resorts are the MGM Grand Detroit in Michigan as well as the Beau Rivage and Gold Strike Tunica in Mississippi.

Preview: Tulane at Memphis | Sports - Home

Preview: Tulane at Memphis | Sports - Home: The American Athletic Conference is bidding to expand the "Power 5" conferences to a "Power 6," in large part due to the success of Memphis. The 16th-ranked Tigers will try to keep alive their bid for an undefeated season when they host Tulane on Saturday.Memphis put the AAC in the national discussion with a 37-24 win over Ole Miss on Oct. 17 and followed it with a 66-42 thrashing of Tulsa in its return to conference play last week. The biggest test for the Tigers this week will be fighting the tendency to overlook the Green Wave with Navy, Houston and Temple coming up in consecutive weeks. "We need to get back in our rhythm and understanding the tremendous challenge ahead of us,"

Memphis police honor 90-year-old school crossing guard


Wearing her fluorescent yellow safety vest, Dorothy Thurman greeted each child with a smile and a "hey baby."
"I don't remember all their names, but I know him," said the devoted school crossing guard. "He is a handful," she said about one little boy who made faces at her and jumped around. "See what I mean?" she added.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/memphis-police-honor-90-year-old-school-crossing-guard-2329b431-20e5-530c-e053-0100007f928d-338100101.html

High-Cost Operators at Risk

DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather: High yields across the upper Midwest in 2015 may have saved many producers from falling below breakeven -- especially if they sold on price rallies. However, the doom and gloom predicted for high-cost corn and soybean farmers is likely just postponed one year, speakers at the American Bankers Association's annual ag bankers conference emphasized.

Coast Guard ends search for missing plane in Mississippi | NOLA.com

Coast Guard ends search for missing plane in Mississippi | NOLA.com: The Coast Guard has suspended its search for three people aboard a Lancair single-engine plane that crashed Monday in the Mississippi Sound.

Gerald Miletello of West Monroe, Louisiana, along with Dexter Brewer of Saucier, Mississippi, and pilot Ron Gregory have been missing since their aircraft disappeared just minutes after taking off from the Million Air terminal at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Part of the tail was found on an Ocean Springs beach Tuesday, and officials had been searching nearby waters.

Growing a brand: Young farmers navigate a hard business

Growing a brand: Young farmers navigate a hard business: As dozens of children in rain boots tromped through a field trip at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, a minor crisis arose in the farm store.

"Jamie, this is the last of our cider," said a solemn-faced worker, proffering a half-empty jug of amber liquid.

Jamie Ager, a Warren Wilson College grad and fourth-generation farmer on this rolling 500-acre swath of Fairview property, handled it in stride, directing his crew to grab some apples and press some more on the fly, like a chef in a busy restaurant kitchen.

With the opening of his new on-site deli, Ager is now many things at once: restaurant owner, farmer, store manager and more.

Could Crop Insurance Escape Cuts After All? | Agweb.com

Could Crop Insurance Escape Cuts After All? | Agweb.com: According to U.S. Rep. Michael K. Conaway (R-Texas) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), who lead the House Agriculture Committee, there will be no cuts to the crop insurance program in the upcoming budget after all.

“Leadership has heeded our concerns by agreeing to completely reverse this disastrous provision in the upcoming omnibus,” said said Conaway in a prepared statement. “Crop insurance is working as intended, and private industry deserves to be lauded, not thrown under the bus.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mississippi Delta Farmland For Sale


If you are a farmer wanting to expand operations or an individual or institutional investor, contact us if you want to buy Mississippi Delta farmland for the 2016 crop season. There are some good small and large tracts on the market and others will be on the market after the holidays. Robert W. Neill, Jr, Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Across The Board | Live Trading News

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Across The Board | Live Trading News: Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Across The Board

$CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB

Chicago Board of Trade(CBOT) Corn, Wheat and Soybean futures closed lower across the board Wednesday as the USD regained its stength weighing on the USD-denominated agriculture commodities, and the weather in the Midwest improved.

The most active Corn contract for Dec delivery shed 4 cents, or 1.05%, to close at 3.76 bu.

Dec Wheat delivery lost 3.25 cents, or 0.64%, to close at 5.06 bu.

January Soybean dropped 8.25 cents, or 0.93%, to close at 8.8275 bu.

The USD showed weakness in morning trading Wednesday on expectations that the Fed in its policy statement will sent some signals indicating the US central bank is not likely to raise interest rates this year. However, the Buck started running after the announcement showed the Fed kept the door open for a rate hike at its December meeting.

Generally, increasing interest rates would send the USD North.

Fed holds interest rate steady, but hints a hike could come in December - LA Times

Fed holds interest rate steady, but hints a hike could come in December - LA Times: Federal Reserve policymakers kept a key interest rate at a�historically low level Wednesday amid concerns that slowing global growth was hurting the U.S. economy, but they kept open the possibility of raising the rate in December.

In a 9-1 vote after a two-day meeting, the central bank's monetary policy committee left the so-called federal funds rate at near zero, where it has been since late 2008.

Palm Beach Luxury Auction | Sheldon Good & Co.

Palm Beach Luxury Auction | Sheldon Good & Co.: A Georgian-style mansion in Palm Beach’s estate section is set to be auctioned off on November 11.
The home, first built in 1932, is three lots away from the ocean at 201 Banyan Road. It measures roughly 8,000 square feet, and according to its auction listing, was completely restored with details like a Rosso Verona marble door surround and hand painted Italian frescoes.
The sale is being handled by Sheldon Good & Co., a major real estate auction company based in New York.

Brief: DiversyFund Seeks to Drive California Real Estate Investment Market Through Crowdfunding -�Crowdfund Insider

Brief: DiversyFund Seeks to Drive California Real Estate Investment Market Through Crowdfunding -�Crowdfund Insider: The burgeoning California real estate market has given rise to a variety of investment opportunities for both borrowers and investors. Seeking to lead the described “explosive” market is DiversyFund, a�web-based crowdfunding platform in San Diego.

Progressive dinner showcases heart of French Quarter | NOLA.com

Progressive dinner showcases heart of French Quarter | NOLA.com: Gayle and Tom Benson, Saints owner and honorary chairs, invite you to attend French Quarter Citizens 2015 Fundraiser for the Heart of the French Quarter.

The Nov. 6 Progressive Dining Experience is truly for the "heart" of the Vieux Carre, which is in danger of loosing its soul. People often forget that the Vieux Carre is a real live neighborhood, not a Disneyland theme park, but a place we call home.

Purdue: How To Compute Crop Breakeven Prices.

Purdue: How To Compute Crop Breakeven Prices.: Enterprise budgets provide an estimate of potential revenue, expenses, and earnings or losses for a specific enterprise. Enterprise budgets are often one of the building blocks to creating a whole-farm plan. They are also extremely useful in computing breakeven prices. This article uses a cash crop farm in Indiana to illustrate the components of an enterprise budget and to compute breakeven prices for corn and soybeans. The format of the enterprise budget presented below closely follows that of the Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide (here). The Illinois crop budgets (here) use similar cost items, but are laid out differently. Both budgets use all costs, thus breakeven prices could be computed using either budget layout.

Most enterprise budgets use economic costs rather than cash costs. This means that, in addition to cash costs and depreciation, opportunity costs are included. An opportunity cost represents the income that could have been earned if an input was sold or rented to someone else. Opportunity costs for unpaid family and operator labor, owned machinery, and owned land need to be included in an enterprise budget. Because opportunity costs are included in an enterprise budget, the bottom line figure (i.e., earnings or losses) represents an economic profit or loss. Over a long period of time, due to the fact that all inputs (cash items, depreciation, and opportunity costs) are being paid the market rate, economic profit is zero. If economic profit is positive, input prices will be bid up, similar to what happened to cash rents during the last decade, and economic profit will migrate towards zero. Conversely, if economic profit is negative, input prices will decline, and economic profit will head towards zero or breakeven.

Farmer Balance Sheets Given Farmland Price Decreases

Farmer Balance Sheets Given Farmland Price Decreases: In the 1980s, farmland price decreases contributing to farm financial stress. Today, some concern exists that farmland price decreases could cause financial stress in the next several years. While large price decreases would cause large net worth reductions, it is unlikely that farmland price decreases in and of themselves will lead to solvency problems on most farms. However, continuing negative cash flows from operations could lead to financial difficulties. A balance sheet of a typical grain farmer in Illinois is used to illustrate impacts of farmland price decreases and continuing losses from operations.

Downtown Memphis taking on glow for first Race for the Cure

Downtown Memphis taking on glow for first Race for the Cure: Elaine Hare had a personal mandate from her own soul last year.

She could keep the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in the suburbs and work at drawing more people, or she could head Downtown and hope a city that bleeds blue has a heart for pink too.

Search for Missing Plane Continues in Mississippi Sound - ABC News

Search for Missing Plane Continues in Mississippi Sound - ABC News: The Coast Guard says the search continues Wednesday for three men aboard a single-engine plane that went missing in the Mississippi Sound shortly after takeoff from Gulfport.

The plane went missing Monday afternoon. Debris, including a piece with part of the plane's registration number, was found Tuesday.

Bob Roy, president of Georgia-based contractor RMR Mechanical, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1P4osdr) that two of the three onboard work for the company: manager Dexter Brewer and vice president and co-owner Gerald Miletello.

$800,000 Homes in Dallas, South Dakota and Mississippi - The New York Times

$800,000 Homes in Dallas, South Dakota and Mississippi - The New York Times: LONG BEACH, MISS.

WHAT:�A riverfront contemporary with four bedrooms and four bathrooms

HOW MUCH:�$795,000

SIZE:�3,885 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT:�$205

SETTING:�Long Beach is a resort town on the Gulf of Mexico, about 15 miles from Biloxi, Miss., and 70 miles from New Orleans. This house, described as a “country lodge,” is on 21.5 wooded acres along the Wolf River, a few miles inland from the Gulf. It’s one of nine properties along a private road, all at least 15 acres.

Budget deal would relieve pressure on affordable housing in New Orleans, elsewhere | NOLA.com

Budget deal would relieve pressure on affordable housing in New Orleans, elsewhere | NOLA.com: A surprise bi-partisan budget proposal announced late Monday could save a housing program New Orleans has used�to attract hundreds of millions in investment to the city.

The deal, which was negotiated by outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and the White House in secret, would lift spending caps by $80 million over the next two years. A House vote could come as early as Wednesday (Oct. 28), according to The Washington Post. If the deal passes, it could take the $900 million HOME Investment Partnership program off the chopping block.

USDA Issues First Farm Safety Net Payments

USDA Issues First Fa... | Policy News | Agriculture: Farm program checks totaling nearly $4 billion could start arriving as early as Tuesday in farmers' bank accounts across the country, providing a much needed boost while many commodity prices are falling. However, many of those who signed up for the new farm bill programs will find themselves empty-handed in this first round of payments.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year.
"Unlike the old direct payments program, which paid farmers in good years and bad, the 2014 Farm Bill authorized a new safety net that protects producers only when market forces or adverse weather cause unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a release.

Brazil vs. U.S.: Who wins the low price battle?

Brazil vs. U.S.: Who wins the low price battle?: Have your planter ready? The Brazilians do. Many of them started planting soybeans by mid-September, a time of year that promises decent rainfall in the Southern Hemisphere. This fall it's a promise overshadowed by something most North American farmers will face just six months from now: crop budget sticker shock.

Until recently Brazilian farmers were protected from the worst effects of the worldwide downturn in commodity prices. Sure, they made less money producing commodities, but the U.S. dollar's second wind (or the Brazilian real's listlessness) cushioned what was a harder blow for U.S. farmers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Everywhere in Northeast LA Now Has a Median Housing Price Above $600k - State O' the Market - Curbed LA

Everywhere in Northeast LA Now Has a Median Housing Price Above $600k - State O' the Market - Curbed LA: Last month, the Los Angeles housing market experienced it's smallest price gains in three years, but you wouldn't know it in some neighborhoods. Redfin has released the data for LA housing sales in September, and it's becoming clear where people want to live these days: Northeast LA, along with hipster fave Echo Park, absolutely dominated the housing market last month, and all signs point to that trend continuing in the future. The median housing price is now above $600,000 in every single Northeast LA neighborhood, and most places don't last on the market longer than 15 days.

America's economy is in the Twilight Zone - Oct. 27, 2015

America's economy is in the Twilight Zone - Oct. 27, 2015: America is stuck in low-gear, something we really haven't seen before. It's moving forward, but at a disappointing pace.
"We seem to be in this Twilight Zone between boom and bust," says Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research.
Consider the numbers: America averaged over 3% growth a year from 1969 to 2007. Lately, the U.S. is stalling at just over 2% GDP.

Montgomery County, Mississippi Hunting Land For Sale


Contact us if you are in the market to buy hunting land in Montgomery County, Mississippi, or other areas of Mississippi. We also can work as Buyer's Agent to represent you in finding and making the best deal on a land tract. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969(Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.  

Tyson Carter to Mississippi State: Bulldogs Land 4-Star SG Prospect | Bleacher Report

Tyson Carter to Mississippi State: Bulldogs Land 4-Star SG Prospect | Bleacher Report: Mississippi State scored a big win within its borders Tuesday by securing a commitment from class of 2016 shooting guard Tyson Carter. �

According to Courtney Cronin of the�Clarion-Ledger, the Starkville, Mississippi, native decided to play for the Bulldogs after also considering offers from Arizona State, Memphis, Miami (Florida) and Ohio State.

New Orleans Saints sign LB Henry Coley to practice squad | NOLA.com

New Orleans Saints sign LB Henry Coley to practice squad | NOLA.com: The New Orleans Saints�have signed rookie linebacker Henry Coley�to their practice squad, according to Tuesday's�NFL transactions wire.

Coley signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in May and played well in training camp. But he was waived after failing to make the team and did not latch on with another club.

The Peninsula Qatar - QR1.24bn worth real estate transactions last week: Ministry

The Peninsula Qatar - QR1.24bn worth real estate transactions last week: Ministry: DOHA: Real estate transactions are picking up as evidenced from last week’s total value of deals concluded. The value was a staggering QR1.24bn ($340m) in the week from October 18 to 22, figures released by the Ministry of Justice show.�

Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported, citing real estate registry department of justice ministry yesterday, that the deals included those for open plots of land, houses and multipurpose buildings located in different municipalities, including Doha, Umm Salal, Al Khor, Al Thakhira, Al Rayyan, Al Dayeen, Al Wakrah and Al Shamal.

Real Estate Practices You Should Avoid

Real Estate Practices You Should Avoid: Both the buyer and seller face huge disadvantages when it comes to most real estate transactions. Both the seller’s realtor and the buyer’s realtor are professionals in the industry while the buyer and seller only get into these major transactions a few times in their entire life. There are some critical aspects of these deals that both buyers and sellers need to be aware of to protect their interests in any real estate transaction.

Fair Farmland Rental Agreements Addressed In 44 Statewide Workshops | Farms.com

Fair Farmland Rental Agreements Addressed In 44 Statewide Workshops | Farms.com: Average corn and soybean budgets for cash-rented farmland will be unprofitable in 2015, according to projections based on currently available input costs and market prices.

To assist agricultural landowners, renters, agri-business professionals and others, University of Minnesota Extension educators will present 44 workshops throughout the state during November and December. A complete schedule for the “What is a Fair Farmland Rental Agreement?” workshops is here and also at z.umn.edu/10lp. No registration is required.

Rents are the major input cost for soybeans and corn, accounting for 44.5 percent and 28.5 percent, respectively. Landlords with increasing property taxes increased rental rates during record prices. Now, they are trying to play catch up when budgets do not support current rental rates and other input costs.

S.D. Farm Bureau, Farmers Union agree on ethanol | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND

S.D. Farm Bureau, Farmers Union agree on ethanol | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND: With grain prices dropping since 2013, farmers are closing the 2015 season with big crops and difficulty penciling profits.

Agweek visited with the presidents of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Farmers Union, the two general farm organizations that aren’t specific to a commodity or a species of livestock. The organizations differ in emphasis, but agree on certain things. Significantly, both say ethanol will be important to the region, and will weather the financial storm.

Scott VanderWal, president of the SDFB since 2004, operates a third-generation family farm, raising soybeans and corn, with some custom cattle-feeding and custom harvesting near Volga, S.D., which is about 8 miles west of Brookings, S.D.

Nebraska farmland values slip low; crop prices are main negative factor | TheFencePost.com

Nebraska farmland values slip low; crop prices are main negative factor | TheFencePost.com: Earlier this month, a 320-acre irrigated farm in Boone County (northeast Nebraska) sold for $8,200 an acre.

The same week, a prime 80-acre farm in Lyon County (northwest Iowa), brought $15,100 an acre; a 40-acre flat parcel in Western Illinois sold for $14,700 per acre.

Whether these farmland prices will produce adequate returns for their new owners will depend on many factors going into the future. Certainly, the downturn in farm commodity prices this year is having a major impact on farmland values. The USDA predicts a 36 percent drop in net farm income this year, due to corn values down an estimated $7.1 billion, soybeans down $3.4 billion and wheat off $1.6 billion.

321.3 Acres. Lee County, Iowa - Auction Wednesday, October 28, at 10:00 AM.

Three generations of continuous family ownership. Don't miss your once-in-a-lifetime chance at buying the "Lampe Farm"

Iowa land for sale | Lee County | John Yeomans

Farms for Sale - 107 acres, Iowa County, IA - AUCTION - Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Victor, IA

Hertz Real Estate Services | Farms for Sale - 107 acres, Iowa County, IA: AUCTION - Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Victor, IA

Reflections on writing, New Orleans and family, in the words of Christopher Rice | Examiner.com


Reflections on writing, New Orleans and family, in the words of Christopher Rice | Examiner.com: Author Christopher Rice is New Orleans royalty, son of the gifted poet/painter Stan Rice and the first lady of Gothic literature, Anne Rice. Remarkable in his own right, Christopher had written four New York Times bestselling novels by the age of 30, received a Lambda Literary Award, been twice nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, and made the list of People's Sexiest Men Alive. Christopher is co-host of the live comedy variety radio show, The Dinner Party Show.

Walc is a new app that helps you get places with landmark-based directions like 'take a right at the McDonald's' - Yahoo Finance

Walc is a new app that helps you get places with landmark-based directions like 'take a right at the McDonald's' - Yahoo Finance: Walc is a new app built around the concept of landmark-based directions.
Instead of telling you to walk down a street for 0.3 miles, Walc asks you, “Do you see the Mcdonald's?” Then it tells you to walk toward it and take a right.

It's a concept that is instantly recognizable, as it mimics the way we give directions in person. But the question is whether this age-old paradigm provides anything of actual value that Google Maps doesn’t.

Ballet Memphis Returns to The Joyce Theater This Weekend

Ballet Memphis, under the artistic direction ofDorothy Gunther Pugh, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) for the first time since 2007 for a limited run this October. Performances begin tonight, October 27th and run through Sunday, November 1st. Tickets start at $10.
Ballet Memphis will present six original works in repertory during the run, all commissioned by and created on Ballet Memphis. These works will include Matthew Neenan's The Darting Eyes: Moving Currents (2014) and Water of the Flowery Mill (2011); Julia Adam's Devil's Fruit 2 (2013); Gabrielle Lamb's I Am A Woman: Moult (2015); Politics (2014) created by Ballet Memphis Company member Rafael Ferreras Jr; and Confluence (2012) created by Ballet Memphis Artistic Associate and Company member Steven McMahon.

Memphis Groups Sell City in Big Apple - Memphis Daily News

Memphis Groups Sell City in Big Apple - Memphis Daily News: It’s a special week for Memphis in the Big Apple. Ballet Memphis, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Memphis Chamber and Choose901 are spending this week in New York City in hopes of putting the Bluff City’s best foot forward to attract visitors and attention.

The Memphis groups began arriving over the weekend with plans to stay through the week for strategic meetings, discussions and general sales of all things Memphis. The organizations will work together to promote the city’s arts, tourism and economic development opportunities.

TEACHABLE MOMENTS: The making of a scientist - News - The Destin Log - Destin, FL

TEACHABLE MOMENTS: The making of a scientist - News - The Destin Log - Destin, FL: Having read The Boy who Played with Fusion and Breakthrough: How One Teenager is Changing the World, two biographies of successful teenage scientists, I can say with certainty that parents make a difference. Sharing some common actions these parents took that helped their children develop into top notch scientists at a very early age might be helpful for other parents.

21 Birmingham Events & Happenings: November 2015

21 Birmingham Events & Happenings: November 2015: Birmingham’s November calendar is teeming with exciting events, the leaves are brilliant and the weather is absolutely glorious, so get out and enjoy our city!

New Bridge, Road to be Built in Orange Beach

New Bridge, Road to be Built in Orange Beach: Already being changed with the construction of a travel plaza, the intersection of Foley Beach Express and County Road 8 will soon be the starting point of a new road that will cut through forest and farmland as it heads south to the Intracoastal waterway.

“We expect to take that to contract by the middle of the year,” says Alabama Department of Transportation director, John Cooper.

Monday, October 26, 2015

What to expect from U.S real estate in 2016? Here’s what the experts forecast

What to expect from U.S real estate in 2016? Here’s what the experts forecast: Our experts analyzed real estate activity during 2014 to forecast the�future of real estate in the U.S. and provide the following predictions for�home buyers & sellers:
1. Home prices to grow
There is widespread consensus over the improving state of U.S. real estate. As per the latest reports by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, the home prices will continue to rise for next few years, so for investors 2016 shall be the time to find properties that promise high returns. The market has improved locally as well as nationally, which points to continued recovery.
2. Rental market seems to be up
As per Zillow, the rental market has moved up in the U.S. even in cities where real estate market struggled a bit. The supply of desirable rental properties could be one reason of growing rents. Finding a good property within budget looks troublesome so affordable properties have brighter chance to generate income.

Housing recovery is still on track: Analyst

Housing recovery is still on track: Analyst: Despite weak new home sales data released on Monday, an analyst said that the housing recovery is still very much forging ahead.

"The builders are up over the market," said Nishu Sood, a home builder analyst at Deutsche Bank. He was speaking on an interview on CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Monday.

Yellen, Bernanke and a Housing Shortage for Millennials | Fox Business

Yellen, Bernanke and a Housing Shortage for Millennials | Fox Business: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took some people off guard last month when she gave a downbeat assessment of the U.S. housing market.

“It remains very depressed, housing starts below levels that seem consistent with underlying demographics,” said Yellen in response to a question during the press conference following the September meeting of the Fed.

She added, “especially in an economy that’s creating jobs and we have lots of people who are still doubled up and demand for housing should be there and should materialize as the job market improves and income growth improves.”

Housing lot shortage crimps building

Housing lot shortage crimps building: Home construction is on pace to hit a post-recession high this year, but a fundamental problem is preventing an even sharper ramp-up: a shortage of places to put the units.

Builders are increasingly complaining of a dearth of developed lots, a crunch that's becoming more prominent as housing starts pick up. They blame restrictive regulations, limited financing for lot development and buyers' growing preference to live in or near cities,�where there's little unused land

20 children rescued from flooded school bus in Baton Rouge area | NOLA.com

20 children rescued from flooded school bus in Baton Rouge area | NOLA.com: Deputies rescued 20 children from a school bus that stalled in a flooded roadway Monday morning (Oct. 26) in East Baton Rouge Parish, prompting the Sheriff's Office to remind motorists not to surge through floodwaters.

UK property market could see “biggest boom of all time” – PropGoLuxury - Property News

UK property market could see “biggest boom of all time” – PropGoLuxury - Property News: Surging demand, a major lack of supply and low interest rates are driving home prices to new extremes in London the East and South East of England – with the stage set for the “biggest boom of all time”, says a top online agent.

The average property asking price in London stood at �530,587, up 12.6% annually in October 2015, in the South East it was �378,991 up 9.1% year-on-year and in the East it was �307,485 up 7.9% year-on-year, and 2.3% in the last month.

Economic growth dogs Mississippi

Economic growth dogs Mississippi: The economy has gotten a lot better for Era Walker. The West Point resident has gone from making $9.75 an hour at a pig farm to $15 an hour at the CalStar Products brick plant in Columbus.

Mississippi Health Department urges citizens to get flu shot - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Mississippi Health Department urges citizens to get flu shot - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13: The Mississippi Department of Health is recommending everyone get a flu shot.

At-risk groups include young children, adults over 50, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses

Uber may be nearing $70B valuation with yet another $1B funding - Memphis Business Journal

Uber may be nearing $70B valuation with yet another $1B funding - Memphis Business Journal: Uber is reportedly raising another $1 billion round of funding that will grow its already historic pre-IPO valuatio n to between $60 billion and $70 billion.

Tanger outlet mall nearing completion in Southaven

Tanger outlet mall nearing completion in Southaven: Work is entering the home stretch on one of the biggest retail prizes of the year for DeSoto County and the region as Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. prepares for a Nov. 20 opening of its site at Interstate 55 and Church Road in Southaven.

Tanger, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, just announced a roster of 70-plus stores and opening weekend activities for the outlet center, expected to generate $7.5 million annually in sales tax revenue and create close to a 1,000 full- and part-time jobs.

How New Orleans became Bolivia for Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand is Crisis' | NOLA.com

How New Orleans became Bolivia for Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand is Crisis' | NOLA.com

Sunday, October 25, 2015

We Need Land Listings In Humphreys County, Mississippi



We need listings on land for sale in Humphreys County, Mississippi. We have several clients interested in hunting and timber land tracts and several who are interested in Mississippi Delta row crop land in Humphreys, Holmes and other counties. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969(Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.  

Saints keep Colts in check, hold on for 27-21 victory

Saints keep Colts in check, hold on for 27-21 victory: Drew Brees threw for 255 yards and one touchdown, Khiry Robinson ran for two scores and the New Orleans Saints held off the Indianapolis Colts' late comeback try for a 27-21 victory Sunday.

New Orleans (3-4) has won three of its last four. Indy (3-4) still leads the AFC South despite losing its second straight.

Brees finished 28 of 44 and was helped by a running game led by Mark Ingram, who ran for 143 yards and one score as New Orleans took a 27-0 lead.

But Andrew Luck and the Colts wouldn't go away. He threw TD passes of 87 and 46 yards to T.Y. Hilton and an 8-yard TD pass to Donte Moncrief with 3:46 left to make it 27-21. Indy could not recover an onside kick and Brees ran out the clock.

Saints Score Big Road Win Over Colts, 27-21

Saints Score Big Road Win Over Colts, 27-21: The New Orleans Saints recorded a big road win on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Indianapolis Colts, 27-21, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Saints scored the first 27 points of the game, and then held on for the 6-point win, giving them back-to-back wins for the first time since October of 2014.

New Orleans scored the first points of the game, when Khiry Robinson capped off a 10-play, 72-yard drive,�with a 1-yard touchdown, plunge, giving them a 7-0 lead at the 2:31 mark of the first quarter.

The touchdown was set up by a 25-yard pass from Luke McCown to Benjamin Watson on a fake field goal.

The Saints, and Robinson, scored again, on the first play of the second period, this time on a 6-yard touchdown run, completing�a 5-play, 23-yard drive, to extend their advantage to 14-0.

After ugly start, Colts' rally comes up short against Saints

After ugly start, Colts' rally comes up short against Saints: The Colts had the NFL's sixth-ranked scoring offense last season. What a difference a year makes.�

The Colts were shut out in the first half for the third time this season in Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Africa is in grave danger from the global economic slowdown - Telegraph

Africa is in grave danger from the global economic slowdown - Telegraph: Nowhere in the world is more at risk from the combination of Chinese economic slowdown, low commodity prices and imminent rises in US interest rates, than Africa. There is now a serious question over whether many African economies can achieve rapid growth in the years ahead or whether they are due to sink back into mediocre performance, thereby condemning their people to a continued low standard of living.
The fact that this question now needs to be asked may come as a shock. Not long ago Africa was growing very strongly. Indeed, many good judges saw it as due to repeat the sort of economic take-off accomplished by several countries in east Asia a few decades previously.

The Debt Cycle And Rhymes Of Lehman Brothers | Seeking Alpha

The Debt Cycle And Rhymes Of Lehman Brothers | Seeking Alpha: History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes they say. Malinvestment cycles do repeat with a different line-up of giant companies pretty much doing the same dangerous things with a different toy in each cycle. In the last cycle, it was years of cheap credit inviting malinvestment in houses and a house price bubble. In what is looking like a repeat cycle, the crash from the house cycle necessitated an aberrant zero interest rate credit binge for years inviting a present malinvestment run in the insatiable commodity appetite of China and all of the EM world. Same cycle, different toy. We've gone from empty houses being built in the US to empty cities being built in China

Downturn in commodity prices creates a challenge for near future | TheFencePost.com

Downturn in commodity prices creates a challenge for near future | TheFencePost.com: Up until a few years ago, there was a near decade long run of good times for agricultural producers. With commodity prices trending significantly lower in 2015 (the USDA forecasted a 20-30 percent downward estimate for many agricultural commodities), the economic climate for farm and livestock producers in the region may not hearken back to the bad times of the 1970s-1980s, but farmers and ranchers should be prepared for tight margins.

Donker Farm, a hidden 23-acre gem, sold to Greater Worcester Land Trust

They aren’t the typical sources of honking in Worcester; but the permanent protection of the city’s last working farm ensures that the geese, sheep, and humans enjoying Donker Farm have a safe future.
“Who’da thunk it in little old Worcester, you know?,” said Colin Novick, executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, which is preserving the farm.
Donker Farm currently houses three sheep, five geese, a flock of about 30 chickens and two standard poodles named Billy and Bobby, the latter of whom alternately protects the animals from being eaten or harassed by coyotes and playfully harasses the geese himself.
http://www.telegram.com/article/20151024/NEWS/151029455

Ole Miss Rebounds with Win vs. Texas A&M, Still Controls Its Destiny in SEC West | Bleacher Report

Ole Miss Rebounds with Win vs. Texas A&M, Still Controls Its Destiny in SEC West | Bleacher Report: After getting blown out by Florida earlier in the month and then getting worked on the road by Memphis of the American Athletic Conference last week, Ole Miss was down.

It wasn't out, despite injuries to defensive linemen Robert Nkemdiche and Issac Gross, linebacker C.J. Johnson, safety Tony Conner and center Robert Conyers.

Mississippi State vs. Kentucky: What we learned from Bulldogs' 42-16 win over Wildcats | AL.com

Mississippi State vs. Kentucky: What we learned from Bulldogs' 42-16 win over Wildcats | AL.com: Mississippi State pummeled Kentucky 42-16 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi.

With the win, the Bulldogs are now 6-2, 2-2 in the SEC. The Wildcats fall to 4-3, 2-3.

Saints vs. Colts 2015 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch online - SBNation.com

Saints vs. Colts 2015 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch online - SBNation.com: The NFL is an unpredictable league, but one thing seems to be certain heading into Week 7: the Indianapolis Colts will probably put the trick plays on ice for a little bit.

The Colts have spent the last week talking about what went wrong during their embarrassing fake punt attempt last Sunday night, but somehow each explanation�makes it worse. Punter Pat McAfee said Tuesday that safety Clayton Geathers, not wide receiver Griff Whalen, was supposed to be involved in the play. But Geathers got hurt in the second quarter, and Whalen took his place despite never having practiced the fake and apparently being unaware whether he was supposed to snap the ball.

Farm Tenant Outlook for 2016

Farm Tenant Outlook for 2016: The University of Illinois Extension Service has a video up this week on the situation facing many farmers across the county who lease land.

Torrential rain expected over Mississippi, Louisiana


HOUSTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi are under flash flood watches Sunday after remnants of Hurricane Patricia moved across southeastern Texas with a deluge of rain.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Ole MIss Rebels: Preview, Start time, TV coverage, How to Watch Online, and More - Team Speed Kills

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Ole MIss Rebels: Preview, Start time, TV coverage, How to Watch Online, and More - Team Speed Kills: So here's something: This is the only top-25 matchup on Earth this weekend!

And though hollow, that designation'll give this bout a bit of much needed cachet to boost ratings, because otherwise, after last week?

You remember last week. Texas A&M�lost by 18,�Ole Miss lost by 13; both lost essentially all playoff hope—Ole Miss especially. Especially. In an SEC vacuum however, both teams are OK! They have only one conference loss each, so theoretically, mathematically, both can still do it (and by "it," I mean, go to Atlanta).

But, that said, loser of this one can start looking ahead to 2016.

Kentucky at Mississippi State: How they match up and a game prediction | Football | Kentucky.com

Kentucky at Mississippi State: How they match up and a game prediction | Football | Kentucky.com: How Kentucky and Mississippi State match up for Saturday night's game in Starkville:

QUARTERBACKS

Over his last three games, Patrick Towles is completing 69 percent of his passes (78 of 113) and averaging 312.3 yards a game throwing. The Kentucky QB played the best game of his UK career so far last year against Mississippi State, throwing for 390 yards and two TDs and running for 76 yards and two scores. Mississippi State's Dak Prescott is generally considered the SEC's best QB. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior is second in the SEC in passing yards (1,700) and has not thrown an interception this season in 225 attempts. A Tim Tebow admirer, Prescott is also State's leading rusher (254 net yards).

Advantage: Mississippi State

Red snapper and shrimp at Santa Fe

Make em Commit | The Hartselle Enquirer

Make em Commit | The Hartselle Enquirer: “Make em Commit” a simple motto used when duck hunting, but for one father and son from Danville Alabama, that motto has become so much more. It all started in 2008 when Josh Jenkins and his father Keith Jenkins were invited on a weeklong hunt in North West Mississippi. This would be Josh’s first duck hunt but that’s all it would take to get young Josh hooked for life. Over the next six years Josh would spend all the free time he could manage duck hunting, perfecting his calling and driving his mother insane. “I used to drive my mother crazy because I practiced calling so much” Josh said “She said that she would even hear them in her dreams.”

Through the six years, Josh realized though that this was much more to him than just a hobby, it was a passion. “One day I had the idea that instead of buying calls why don’t I make my own” Josh said “My dad had about eight weeks before he retired from GM so I knew I had to move fast, before I had even attempted to make one I had $100 worth of material sent to my house.” A bold move for sure but Josh never worried because he had faith it was going work. Despite being a little weary, his dad never went against his son’s decision. “My son has always had a special relationship with God” Keith said, “So when he said he had faith that this would work, I didn’t second guess him.” The truth was that Keith too felt like God was calling him to this business. “I kept trying to pull away” Keith said “but no matter how much I tried God just kept calling me back to this business.” Therefore, using a very old lathe that Josh’s grandfather had given him, Keith’s experience as a machinist and both of their passions for duck calls they set out to make their own duck calls, and were overjoyed with the results they got.

College Football Games to Watch on Saturday

College Football Games to Watch on Saturday - The New York Times: Saturday

3 Utah at Southern California

7:30 p.m. Eastern, Fox

The most intriguing game of a sleepy week features third-ranked Utah traveling to the Coliseum. The Trojans (3-3) might be the most talented .500 team in the nation, and despite a lofty ranking, Utah is a 3 �-point underdog. To add to the intrigue, Utah Coach Kyle Whittingham is among those being mentioned for the Southern California job.

West Tenn. Hunting Fishing Outdoor Show kicks off in Trenton | WBBJTV West Tennessee's News Channel | Local News

West Tenn. Hunting Fishing Outdoor Show kicks off in Trenton | WBBJTV West Tennessee's News Channel | Local News: The first ever West Tennessee Hunting Fishing Outdoor Show kicked off on Friday. The event is going on this weekend at the fairgrounds in Trenton.

“It's just the talk of the town right now,” Trenton City Councilman Rickey Graves said.

The event features a little bit of everything including boats, tractors and ATVs. “Unbelievable outdoor equipment, just kind of makes you drool just to look around,” Graves sai

5 Matchups the Indianapolis Colts Must Win Against the New Orleans Saints | Bleacher Report

5 Matchups the Indianapolis Colts Must Win Against the New Orleans Saints | Bleacher Report: After going 0-2 to start the season, the Indianapolis Colts have rebounded nicely.�

Still, the team's 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots last week has the Colts at 3-3 on the season, with an extremely difficult slate coming up. A three-week stretch against the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons looms, three teams that combine for a 17-1 record on the season.�

Cooper Hotels completes $5M DoubleTree renovation in E. Memphis

Cooper Hotels completes $5M DoubleTree renovation in E. Memphis: DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis has completed a $5 million renovation.

Memphis-based Cooper Hotels, owner and operator of the 264-room hotel, staged the work over two years to avoid shutting the 100-employee East Memphis property.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been scheduled 4 p.m. Thursday to commemorate the renovation of rooms, lobby and concierge lounge at the hotel at 5069 Sanderlin.

A Global Chill in Commodity Demand Hits America’s Heartland - The New York Times

A Global Chill in Commodity Demand Hits America’s Heartland - The New York Times: A thousand miles south of Granite City, Ill., a gritty steel town on the Mississippi River, West Texas oil rigs have shuddered to a halt. Seven hundred miles north, mines in the Iron Range of Minnesota have been stilled.

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The drilling rigs, with their deep underground pipes, once consumed much of the steel that Granite City’s blast furnaces could produce, while the mines supplied the raw material.

So now, more than 2,000 workers at the mammoth United States Steel plant not far from St. Louis are waiting to see if they will be next. This month, the company warned them it might be forced to idle the plant. Layoffs could begin around Christmas.

Torrential rain pummels much of Texas | News - Channel3000.com

Torrential rain pummels much of Texas | News - Channel3000.com: That prospect may seem incomprehensible in places like Corsicana, a city located 55 miles south of Dallas deluged by a jaw-dropping 16� inches of rain Friday alone, the National Weather Service reports. And it hasn't stopped, with more and more rain continuing to pelt people throughout Saturday morning and a forecast calling for heavy rain into the night.

Even before dawn Saturday, for instance, swift-water rescue teams went to work trying to save two Union Pacific workers from a partially submerged train, the Navarro County emergency management office tweeted.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Carroll & Holmes County Hunting Properties For Sale

There are a number of good hunting properties for sale in Carroll and Holmes Counties, Mississippi. There are also some good hunting club memberships for sale. If you are in the market to buy land this year, contact us and let us know what you need. We also can work as Buyer's Agent to represent you in finding and making the best deal on a land tract. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969(Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.  

Eye on Agriculture: Summers Manufacturing Celebrates 50 Years - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Eye on Agriculture: Summers Manufacturing Celebrates 50 Years - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND: Summers Manufacturing is is a small-town company, whose equipment can be found in fields all around the world.
We learn more about the generations of growth in this week's Eye on Agriculture.
Harley Summers built his business from nothing; piece by piece, just like his farm implements.
(Debra Anderson, President Summers Manufacturing) "He was looking for a type of business that he could bring to the community because he was a blacksmith and blacksmithing was no longer a viable option for him."

Inside real estate super-agent Ken DeLeon's bling dynasty - SFGate

Inside real estate super-agent Ken DeLeon's bling dynasty - SFGate: Ken DeLeon's gray tweed vest matches the cabinets. That's planned. So are the Asian noodles in the tiny takeout boxes (for the Chinese house hunters) and the chicken curry on the kitchen counter (for the Indian ones). So is the barista who's frothing cappuccinos in the backyard—next to a guitarist strumming mellow Jimi Hendrix covers. And so is the 12-page high-gloss booklet that DeLeon Realty produced to promote this newly constructed $3.8 million five-bedroom mini-manse in Los Altos.

Moscow’s real estate market goes from boom to bust | Inman

Moscow’s real estate market goes from boom to bust | Inman: Real estate in the capital of the Russian Federation has an expensive reputation. Moscow property prices skyrocketed after the country opened up to free market economics in the ’90s, and as the oil market went strong, it gained a name for big price tags.

Nevertheless, the value of the ruble has tumbled to a historic low with a devaluation of about 100 percent since late 2014 amid the oil market turmoil. With growth stunted by an oil-pegged ruble, short-term recovery is not on the cards.