April 2019

Mississippi Property Tax Alliance – Non-Profit Groups Seek to Slow Tax Value Increases

Farmers have plenty of hurdles each growing season. Weather, insects, plant diseases, rising input costs and commodity prices. But the one thing they rely on as the foundation of their passion has an out of control tax problem – their land. Farm land has a complex taxation situation that has grown over the years forcing …

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MACA – An Important Delta Asset

By Patrick R. Shepard It’s been said that the founding members of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association (MACA) were visionaries whose revolutionary concepts are comparable to those of early technology entrepreneurs, including Steve Job and Bill Gates.  Charter members such as Mills Rogers, Charlie Craig, Russell Black and Kim Kimbrough saw the need to simplify …

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Father Daughter Farming – Carrying on the Family Legacy

By Greta Sharp Father and daughter Randy and Victoria Darden don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to running L&R Farms in Onward, a community just outside Rolling Fork.  But, they both love the land that has been in their family for generations. In early spring, they watched rising floodwaters cover their fields. …

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Full Service – Providing Farm Storage Facilities and Parts Across the Delta and Beyond

Valley View Agri-Systems, located in Cleveland, continues to provide farm storage facilities across the Delta and state. Valley View Agri-Systems was founded in 1980 by Fred and Susan Cathcart. K&D Associates was purchased and integrated into the Valley View brand in 2000. In 2012, Jim Cochran purchased the company; and is currently the CEO/Owner. Hal …

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