Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Ag Revenues

Most producers well-positioned to withstand decline in commodity prices By Becky Gillette •Photography by Greg Campbell A few years ago, ag was seeing glory days with the highest commodity prices on record. But 2015 was not a great year, and 2016 is not expected to be much better. The major crops, corn and soybeans, have […]

Incubator Network

North Mississippi enterprise centers help turn business dreams into success stories By Becky Gillette Just like baby chicks, sometimes entrepreneurs just need a little incubating. They can get just that at business incubators in Oxford, Batesville and Grenada operated by the non-profit North Mississippi Enterprise Initiative (NMEI), a public/private regional partnership designed to support entrepreneurship […]

Haley Insurance Agency

A family owned and operated Clarksdale business By Randall Haley Photography by Randall Haley In 1973, Harold Haley set out to open his own insurance agency in downtown Clarksdale. After years of transformation and a decrease in the overall population, Haley has been able to maintain Haley Insurance Agency by focusing on customer relations. “If […]

A Petabyte a Day

Hu Meena

By Hu Meena Technology likes to show off. It’s easy to notice when the latest innovation has arrived because when technology gets better, we notice. In education-tech, we heralded the arrival of the SMART Board and interactive learning. Government-tech showed off its ability with advanced NSA surveillance. Every time you see a stunning new Pixar […]

Stephanie Patton

Passion comes full circle finding niche in the Delta By Angela Rogalski • Photography by Roy Meeks When Stephanie Patton moved to Leland six years ago, she was eager to trade her business suits and heels for blue jeans and boots. Twenty years in the corporate publishing world of Time Inc.’ s Southern Living magazine […]