Business News for the Mississippi Delta

2020 Port Update

Mississippi River Ports are a vital part of the region’s agricultural industry  By Mark H. Stowers  The Mississippi River remains an efficient and valuable means of transporting goods. The agricultural products and the huge agribusiness industry that has developed in the basin produce 92 percent of the nation’s agricultural exports, seventy-eight percent of the world’s […]

Voting Issues

By Wyatt Emmerich I was okay with the idea of mail in voting until I learned what ballot harvesting was. Ballot harvesting is the practice of finding people who don’t have much interest in voting and persuading them to let an outside party fill out their ballot for them. It’s a vote by proxy, if […]

Danielle Morgan

By Charlotte Buchanan   Danielle Morgan, Executive Director of Visit Greenwood, was born and raised in Yazoo City. Her enthusiasm for the Delta shows in her everyday life and work. “The Delta is such a special place to me. I have always been passionate about sharing it with the world and now I get to […]

Karen Matthews

Improving Delta Health and Education By Becky Gillette • Photography by Johnny Jennings  The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has taken a devastating toll on the people of the Mississippi Delta. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the pandemic is how it impacts those with underlying health issues more than healthy folks, says Karen Comer Matthews, […]