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Old 11-18-2019, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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This one in Olive Branch, not too far from the one right cross the Marshall County line in Byhalia. That area is becoming a logistics hub. I-269 was a great investment. 500 more jobs. The small wins are adding up.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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If only we had one in the Delta.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:41 PM
 
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If only we had one in the Delta.
I'm afraid most in the Delta will have to move to find good jobs, I just don't see many businesses willing to invest there.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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I'm afraid most in the Delta will have to move to find good jobs, I just don't see many businesses willing to invest there.
I see his sarcasm was totally lost on you. A good sense of humor is always a good thing.

The only industry investment that will be made in the Delta anytime soon is the 'outdoors' industry.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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I see his sarcasm was totally lost on you. A good sense of humor is always a good thing.

The only industry investment that will be made in the Delta anytime soon is the 'outdoors' industry.
Yes, I'm sure all of us who live here know that. Some people read boards like this and make decisions about where to relocate. They do not necessarily have the same intel as we do.

The best bet for the delta would be the legalization of the cultivation of marijuana. There is plenty of cheap (comparatively speaking) fertile land to raise it. Plus I understand it is labor-intensive, so it would create much-needed jobs.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:07 PM
 
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Yes, I'm sure all of us who live here know that. Some people read boards like this and make decisions about where to relocate. They do not necessarily have the same intel as we do.

The best bet for the delta would be the legalization of the cultivation of marijuana. There is plenty of cheap (comparatively speaking) fertile land to raise it. Plus I understand it is labor-intensive, so it would create much-needed jobs.
The federal government had to agree to let another university grow a second marijuana release facility because the weed grown at Ole Miss apparently has mold. They think it's the soil. I don't know if the same soil found in the delta for not.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:38 PM
 
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The federal government had to agree to let another university grow a second marijuana release facility because the weed grown at Ole Miss apparently has mold. They think it's the soil. I don't know if the same soil found in the delta for not.
Over the years, I've read that Ole Miss' pot was less potent and lower quality than desired.

I believe most that is legally sold is grown at higher, cooler elevations out west, but there is plenty grown in the southeast. I actually stumbled across a cultivated plant back in the early 80s (obviously for someone's personal use, not enough to sell).

We may not be able to grow the highest quality, but maybe we can fill the low-end market?
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Over the years, I've read that Ole Miss' pot was less potent and lower quality than desired.

I believe most that is legally sold is grown at higher, cooler elevations out west, but there is plenty grown in the southeast. I actually stumbled across a cultivated plant back in the early 80s (obviously for someone's personal use, not enough to sell).

We may not be able to grow the highest quality, but maybe we can fill the low-end market?
Most of it ends up growing indoors, at least the final part of it. Plenty of land to do that, right close to the land where it's grown. As far as the climate for the first growth, not sure. I know Mexico certainly grows a lot of it, but not sure how humid or dry those areas of Mexico really are.
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:28 PM
 
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Growing marijuana is a cash crop that would give the farmers a quite profitable crop to grow. It's the #1 cash crop in Kentucky, even more than tobacco. I never would have guessed that.

https://norml.org/legal/item/kentucky-top-10-cash-crops

This link is more recent.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/28/kent...cash-crop.html
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I see his sarcasm was totally lost on you. A good sense of humor is always a good thing.

The only industry investment that will be made in the Delta anytime soon is the 'outdoors' industry.
I was speaking truthfully. We need jobs.
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