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Shopping at farmers’ markets about more than produce

Shopping at farmers’ markets is a growing trend and now Oxonians have more options to purchase fresh produce and baked goods. (May 31, 2013, Page 1B)

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    Fine Day For Fire Ants

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days growing up on a farm – and his run-in with some “hungry” fire ants one day while picking up bales of hay. (April 16, 2013, Page 4)

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      That Dirty 830

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story of a run-in with a John Deere tractor in telling how he learned that showing off and not paying attention to detail can cause more problems than good. (March 26, 2013, Page 4)

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        Cotton remains one of Lafayette County’s main crops

        While cotton is a major crop in Mississippi, it continues to be one for Lafayette County as well, although corn and soybeans are giving the King of Cotton a run for its money. (November 2, 2012, Page 1B)

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          Dry conditions little concern for farmers

          Lafayette County is under a moderate drought due to the dry spring, however, thanks to irrigation systems, local farmers say their crops are doing just fine. (June 7, 2012, Page 5A)

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            Teaching Chickens To Write

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed remembers a childhood vocation – raising chickens and selling their eggs – and recalls how some people thought he could have even taught his fowls to write. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)

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              Solitude: Lamar and agriculture

              L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)

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                T. Roy, The Tater Tycoon

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Terence Royal who, after being turned down for a janitorial position, began a local produce operation that eventually helped his entire family. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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