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Foreign Persons Must Report U.S. Agricultural Land Holding
March 26, 2015

Yazoo County FSA Office

220 Wyeth Drive Ste. A

Yazoo City, MS 39194

662-746-8358, ext. 2



Contact: Jimmy Sullivan

Foreign Persons Must Report U.S. Agricultural Land Holding

Yazoo City –March 26, 2015-- The Executive Director for the U.S. Department of

Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Yazoo County, Jimmy Sullivan,

reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that

they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of


     "Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or holds any interest, other than a security

interest, including leaseholds of 10 years or more, in agricultural land in the United States

is required by law to report the transaction no later than 90 days after the date of the

transaction," said Sullivan.

     Foreign investors must file Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA)reports with the FSA county office that maintains reports for the county where the land is located.

     “Failure to file a report, filing a late report or filing an inaccurate report can result in a

penalty with fines up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land,” said


     For AFIDA purposes, agricultural land is defined as any land used for farming,

ranching or timber production, if the tracts total 10 acres or more.    

       Disclosure reports are also required when there are changes in land use. For example,

reports are required when land use changes from nonagricultural to agricultural or from

agricultural to nonagricultural. Foreign investors must also file a report when there is a

change in the status of ownership such as the owner changes from foreign to non-foreign,

from non-foreign to foreign or from foreign to foreign.

     Data gained from these disclosures is used to prepare an annual report to the President

and Congress concerning the effect of such holdings upon family farms and rural

communities in the United States.

     For more information regarding AFIDA and FSA programs, contact the Yazoo

County FSA office at 662-746-8358, ext. 2 or visit the USDA website at



Maverick - Leake Baseball Game Moved Up to 4pm Today
March 26, 2015

Just received an update on today's Manchester Maverick Baseball game from "The Voice of the Mavericks." The Varsity Game will be played at 4pm today due to the threat of rain. If you can't attend the game, listen to the live broadcast on POWER 107.

Good Things Are Coming Up Soon in Yazoo City
March 26, 2015

March 27th & 28th -  Redeeming Grace Women's Conference @ First Baptist Church - Yazoo City

March 28, 2015  -  2015 Sweetheart Pageant  @ Triangle Cultural Center  @ 6pm

March 28, 2015  - Junior Auxilary of Yazoo City - Easter Eggstravaganza from 10am - 12 Noon at Parkview Church of God, ages 0 - 10 years

March 31, 2015  -  A Private Pesticide Applicator Training @ 8:30am @ Yazoo County Extension Service Office

April 9th & 10th -  City of Yazoo City Amnesty Day Program

April 11, 2015    -   Yazoo County, MS Based Lifesavers Program Presents - A Salute to the Stars @ 5pm @ Triangle

May 1, 2015       -   Miss Jerry Clower Festival Pageant @ The Triangle Cultural Center

May 2, 2015       -   5-K Run For Christ sponsored by River Mountain Church

May 2, 2015       -  11th Annual Jerry Clower Festival - Main Street from 9am -4pm FREE Admission

May 2, 2015       -  POWER 107 Hosting the local Country Showdown - Main Street @ 4pm

There's plenty to do in Yazoo!   Save these dates and plan to come out and support these events so we can continue to have more events.   



Maverick Baseball Today on POWER 107
March 26, 2015

The Mavericks will take on the Leake Academy Rebels today at 6pm, weather permitting, at Manchester.   POWER 107 will broadcast the game live with Big Walt Patterson and Bryan Dendy bringing you the play by play.  

Manchester Wins Tonight
March 26, 2015

The rain this afternoon delayed the Mavericks game but was able to start later.  The Mavericks won the game 7 - 4 over the Leake Academy Rebels.  Winning both games against Leake Academy the Mavericks put two conference wins! 

9 Contestants Entered in2015 Miss Catfish Pageant
March 25, 2015

The 2015 Miss Catfish Pageant will be at 12 Noon on the Humphreys County Courthouse in Belzoni this Saturday.  9 young ladies have entered the pageant.

Contestant #1,   Anna Catherine Parker                        Sponsor:   Phillips Farms

Contestant #2,   Katherine Corrine Swafford                Sponsor:   Consolidated Catfish

Contestant #3,   Emily Elaine Wies                                Sponsor:  Tam-Am Catfish, Inc.

Contestant #4,   Lexie Guion                                          Sponsor:   Simmons Farm Raised Catfish

Contestant #5,   Aubrey Ruth Smyly                              Sponsor:    J & L Fish Farm

Contestant #6,   Nora Grace Davis                                 Sponsor:    Dalton Ducrest Farms

Contestant #7,   Patricia Ann Sadorra                            Sponsor:    Mitchell Pearson Fish Farm

Contestant #8,   Angelique Whittington DuBois            Sponsor:  T & D Fish Farms, Inc.

Contestant #9,   Mary Morgan Mohamed                        Sponsor:  Heartland Catfish

Who will be crowned the 2015 MISS CATFISH?  Come to the 40th Annual World Catfish Festival Saturday, March 28th and see.  Spend the day in the Catfish Capital and enjoy some delicious farm raised catfish and all the activities of the day! 

SBA Express Loan Presents FREE Workshop for Small Business
March 25, 2015

Humphreys Academy Announces Art Winners
March 25, 2015

Humphreys Academy is proud to announce we had 27 district art winners in the MAIS art competition this year. All first place winners will advance to the state competition on March 31.

Category I (crayon): Jon Holden Turner-second place, Chloe May-second place, Dave Patel-second place, Skylar Roland-first place, and Taylor Stigall-second place

Category II (painting): Ty Hughes-first place, Ainsley Estes-second place, Laney Carter-first place, Sara Kyle Millican-second place, a...nd Parker Bell-second place

Category III (mixed media): Peyton Millican-first place, Mary Brayden Harvey-first place, Brandon Prewitt-first place, Chandler Courtney-second place, Rainer Ledbetter-first place, and Logan Heigle-first place

Category IV (single media): Cason Purvis-first place, John Michael Donahoo-second place, Allie Manseill-first place, Olivia Grace Gorton-first place, and Jane Dunn-first place

Category V (paper only): Callie Forbes-second place, Marley Perkins-first place, Milla Ledbetter-second place, Seige Rowland-first place, Kolby Donahoo-first place, and Brett Hughes-first place

HanaLena Band Headling The 11th Annual Jerry Clower Festival Saturday, May 2nd
March 25, 2015

The 11th Annual Jerry Clower Festival will be held Saturday, May 2nd on Main Street in Yazoo City. Headlining this years festival will be HanaLena Band! HanaLena is a professional touring band our of Nashville, TN, whose roots reach all the way back to their home state of Mississippi where the first crafted their unique blend of Music. More information coming soon!

'The 11th Annual Jerry Clower Festival will be held Saturday, May 2nd on Main Street in Yazoo City.  Headlining this years festival will be HanaLena Band!  HanaLena is a professional touring band our of Nashville, TN, whose roots reach all the way back to their home state of Mississippi where the first crafted their unique blend of Music. More information coming soon!'
City of Yazoo City Amnesty Day Program
March 25, 2015

For more information please contact Mary Johnson via email at:


'For more information please contact Mary Johnson via email at:

Congratulations To Donna Harvey With CF Industries Being Named Top 10 Women in Business by MS Business Journal
March 24, 2015
Donna Harvey

Donna Harvey

Donna Harvey

CF Industries

Donna Harvey is fond of saying that she’s not a Southerner by birth but by choice. After all, the Flushing, New York, native moved a lot as a child with her parents before settling in Vicksburg. Harvey is the Human Resources Manager for Yazoo City’s CF Industries. Prior to launching her CF career 24 years ago, she worked as retail manager for a clothing store. At CF Industries, Harvey is responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting 275 employees. A cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University and past MSU Alumnus of the Year, Harvey helped CF Industries win the runner-up award for the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” in 2013. A self-proclaimed “multi-tasker”, Harvey is an avid hunter and has twice traveled to Africa for big-game safaris.

Redeeming Grace Women's Conference This Weekend
March 24, 2015

Tickets are still available for the Redeeming Grace Women's Conference, being hosted by First Baptist Church in Yazoo City this weekend.  True Vine Ministry's Andrea Lennon and Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray will be the special guests.  For tickets and  more information, contact First Baptist Church in Yazoo City.