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Delta Farm Press
Enhanced enzyme trait in Enogen corn shown to improve feed efficiency in calves.
If soybean customers want more protein, they must be willing to pay for it.
On-farm inspections will start Jan. 1, 2019. This workshop is required as part of compliance.
Findings on several fronts encouraging
Trade disruptions and record national average yield have pushed cash soybean prices well below $8.00 in many locations in Tennessee.
Memphis Business Journal
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A Memphis-based manufacturer was ordered today by a federal judge to cease selling some of its over-the-counter products due to federal violations.Keystone Laboratories, which manufactures and distributes hair and skin care products with brands including Ultra Glow, Better Braids, Better Locks and Long Aid was the subject of the Tuesday, Oct. 23, consent decree of permanent injunction by U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes Jr. for the Western District of Tennessee.A complaint had been filed
When FedEx leaders realized frontline employees were not taking advantage of its tuition reimbursement program, they turned to the University of Memphis for solutions.
The new head of MLGW disputes both that Nuclear Development needs another letter of intent and that a commitment from MLGW would be non-binding.
ServiceMaster has a new vice president to lead its logistics efforts. The Memphis-based home services company announced Oct. 23 it hired James Summerville as vice president of Supply Management. That position was vacated when Terry Ingram retired from the company following its headquarters relocation to the former Peabody Place mall. Ingram oversaw that buildings transformation, which began in 2016. Summerville who will also be responsible for facilities management, real estate, distribution,
First, the good news: If the numbers on your Mega Millions lottery ticket matches up tonight, you can afford one of the million-dollar estates for sale in Tennessee on Realtor.com.Now, the bad news: Purchasing the most upscale and luxurious of these estates would probably require a move to Nashville or Knoxville. Click on the slideshow to see the priciest Tennessee upscale homes currently for sale on Realtor.comMemphis Business Journal scoured the state to find some of the most expensive and
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Out-of-state students attending the University of Memphis will see a significant cut in tuition next semester after a new rate structure was approved by the universitys board in September. The new four-tier system sets tuition rates for Tennessee residents, out-of-state residents, international students, and U of M Global or online students. Last school year, full-time out-of-state students had to pay a little over $21,000 in tuition and fees a year. Now, theyll save about $10,000 on average a year. Out-of-state students will pay an additional $160 per credit hour over what in-state residents pay, while international students will pay an extra $320 per hour. Online students and Tennessee residents, including those from five bordering counties DeSoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica in Mississippi and Crittenden in Arkansas wont see a change next semester under the new structure. U of M President M. David Rudd said money is often the barrier that keeps students from pursuing a higher education. The number one barrier to receiving a college education is cost, said Rudd. This initiative is an effort to make tuition more affordable and to grow the Universitys regional, national and international appeal. Rudd also said that the new tuition structure will allow the universitys admissions process to be more selective. Karen Weddle-West, U of M Provost, said the new tuition structure is in step with the universitys commitment to providing affordable education. The mission, vision and core values of the University of Memphis focus on delivering high-quality, affordable, academic programs of excellence through various modes to the best and brightest students across the globe, Weddle-West said. The four-tier tuition structure, following the announcement of the zero tuition increase in 2018, is another exemplar of the Universitys continuing commitment to facilitate accessibility to higher education to produce graduates who are innovative, entrepreneurial and well-prepared to meet workforce needs, and serves as a testament to the visionary leadership of President M. David Rudd. Lowering the costs for students will help the U of M increase its student base, the universitys CFO Raaj Kurapati said. We recognized that we as a University needed to take the issue of cost head-on, Kurapati said. We believe that going forward the way to continue to keep costs down for all students is to build our overall student base. We do so by recruiting the best and brightest students from Tennessee and nationally, by offering high-quality programs at the lowest possible price point. Our new tuition structure aims to do just that while we continue to make strategic investments to build and sustain first-rate academic programs.
A seven-cent plastic bag tax could soon be implemented in Memphis retail stores. A Memphis City Council committee began the discussion Tuesday of a city ordinance that would put the tax in place, and will vote on the first of three readings Tuesday evening at its full meeting. Chairman Berlin Boyd, who introduced the ordinance, said the purpose of tax is not purely to create revenue, but is all about sustainability, being good environmental stewards, and protecting the citys waterways. Single-use plastic bags are never truly biodegrade and often end up in the water supply, Boyd said. We need to make sure future generations have an earth that is sustainable because we were mindful stewards, Boyd said. No matter where we drive throughout the city, you see plastic bags flying in trees, under cars, waterways, and drains. Of the seven cents that stores would charge for non-recyclable plastic bags, two cents would go to the store, and the remaining five cents would go to the city. The amount of extra revenue to the city would largely depend on consumer behavior and whether or not shoppers are willing to pay the tax or opt to use an alternative bag option, Boyd said. Other cities including Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle have implemented the tax, and have generated revenue ranging from $5 million in one year to $10 million over 10 years. Although Boyd said the goal of the tax is not solely to produce revenue, with additional funds the city could offer environmental awareness campaigns, improve riverfront conservation, and help mitigate blight around waterways, which Boyd said are usually full of plastic bags and bottles. Currently, each year, the city has to spend between $3 and $4 million dollars removing plastic bags. Customers over 65, as well as those who receive government benefits would be exempt from the tax. Initially, the tax would be applied only in larger retailers, and then later the ordinance would be amended to include smaller mom and pop stores, Boyd said. Councilman Worth Morgan, unsure about the proposal, said he is genuinely torn, calling the tax a complex issue. Something is going to replace the plastic bags, Morgan said. Whether its paper or its cotton, we have to think about where thats being sourced from, how its transported, and how its produced. But if its just about litter, Im almost all on board. However, Morgan said anytime the city introduces a new fee or tax, he has a lot of hesitation. Morgan said the council needs to have a thoughtful conversation, as theres a pretty high burden of proof before we can put a new tax to the citizens.
The League is now live here and hoping to unite ambitious singles looking for love. The League is an invite-only dating app designed for aspiring power couples. The app went live in Memphis Tuesday after a 503-member Founding Class used the app here. Class members were chosen from a waitlist of 3,009, the company said. Think of The League as a members-only club, but one with a killer singles scene, League founder & CEO Amanda Bradford said in a statement. Weve built a community where intelligent, ambitious, and high-achieving people can find their equal partner. Sound exclusive From a company news release: Applicants are selected based on various factors including degree, educational institution, current and past professions, title, number of referrals, and number of users inside that fit preferences. Before final admission, all applicants photos are reviewed and approved by the League team. While the 500 founding members were handpicked for expedited review, more than 2500 others remain on Memphiss waitlist. For those who dont wish to wait, standard membership is offered for a fee. So, where did the Founding Class come fromMostly, the University of Memphis, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, and Germantown, according to the company. Check below for a breakdown of all the data. Good luck out there.
When the Crosstown cafe, Today & Always, opened in September, it unveiled a plant-based menu and lots of how to say it lewk. I mean, lots. Its 50s and 80s and everything. Crosstown co-founder Chris Miners wife Amanda Sparks, with help from residency coordinator Mary Jo Karimnia and Stacy Wright, took charge of the design of this very large, winding space. Karimnia took some time to answer some questions about the design. What was your thinking when you set out to design the Today & Always space It really began as a way to feed our resident artists delicious, nutritious, filling, and varied foods. Food is such a wonderful thing to build relationships around, and we hoped to encourage interaction and build relationships through food. Next, we wanted to invite the public into this nurturing environment. The cave-like atmosphere that the architect designed in the East Atrium feels like a great big hug one that is big enough to include 500 of your friends. We anchored that warmth by adding variations that acknowledged the dark blue walls and aqua furniture and added interest by layering similar shades and hues. There are definitely some color themes forming, like the red/orange/pink areas in the hallway near the kitchen, the blue door and blue themes along the corresponding hallway to the right, the midcentury greens in the Green Room music space, etc. that will also be carried back into the deeper spaces of Crosstown Arts offices as that becomes cohesive. What were the challenges with working in such an open space We want diners to feel like they are eating at Crosstown Arts in our house, in the midst of all the things that are happening in this beautiful space. We also wanted it to be a flexible space that can host talks, shows, and events in an endless possibility of configurations. So the open space was something we needed for this formula. What about the odd shapes and spaces of the bar This was an opportunity to truly engage with the building, to embrace the history of the space. The maze-like quality of the space encourages people to explore and discover. The smaller spaces encourage small gatherings and intimate conversations. How would you describe the final product diner chic Inviting, embracing, surprising, and ever-changing. Where did you source the dishes, furniture, etc. The dishes, glasses, and flatware are a combination of items that we designed and collected. We searched the internet for silverware with midcentury star designs, and this is the theme that holds them together. Residency Director Amanda Sparks had a strong hand in the design and in deciding, directing, and purchasing items. She took several trips to St. Louis to purchase midcentury furniture from antique stores and through online sales from peoples garages and basements. She brought back five packed truckloads. Her design vision can be seen throughout Crosstown Arts. Bart Mallard, the head bartender, hand-picked all of the wonderful and varied glasses used to serve drinks at the bar. There is a lot going on with the cafe the aprons, the song names. How does that work together under a coherent theme Whats that theme EVERYTHING at Crosstown Arts is an art project. Spaces are infused with silly things, thoughtful jokes, and kitsch. The aprons with random names that were popular in the 80s play with the menu where items are all puns on 80s song titles. In the bar, drinks are thoughtfully engineered with unusual ingredients and combinations, and drink titles read like poems. The back bar is a surprising maze with colored lights and animal-themed rooms with a curated/curious mix of kitty-cat playing cards, paint-by-number dogs, and ceramic birds. There is also a white wall that will host a rotating show of art-designed wallpaper and the light-up bar top has already hosted two different art pieces beneath its acrylic surface. The food and drink are another way to allow for creative expression. The talents of chef Raymond Jackson and bar manager Bart Mallard are nicely showcased in these beautiful and unusual spaces. There is so much going on in the spaces. Did you ever have a time when you thought to yourself, with a design or piece of furniture or glassware, Stop, thats enough Absolutely. Much of Amanda Sparks vision has been arrived at through a process of elimination, finding a plethora of items that fit the era or theme of different aspects of the spaces and then paring these ideas and objects down to the right amount in the right space.
Rock-and-roll was barely old enough to drink when somebody asked playwright Sam Shepard his opinion about the rock musical. Ive not been able to run down the exact quote, but the Shepard, who sometimes drummed with The Holy Modal Rounders, thought rock musicals and operas would remain theoretical until somebody composed one that was as violent as a Who concert. As someone who tends to rate concerts by the degree to which theyve ripped my head off, or melted my face, Ive always agreed with Shepards assessment. By that measure, its probably fair to note that, in spite of the citys storied music history, the rock musical didnt arrive in Memphis until October 2018 when Lizzie the Lizzie Borden ax-murdering musical opened at TheatreWorks. I say this as a veteran of Hair, American Idiot, Rock of Ages, Rocky Horror, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and a dozen more electric guitar musicals. But when it comes to pure rock concert muscle, New Moons Lizzie kills the competition. Dead. Lizzies soundtrack is show-tune aware, but with a punk heart, a goth soul and roots anchored deep in the sisterhood of classic rock. Delivered in an audience-aware, concert-style format, songs like Why Are All These Heads Off, and What The Fuck, Lizzie makeThe Whos Tommy sound about as quaint and orderly as the collected love songs of Lerner & Lowe. Its the rare Halloween season treat that should appeal to most traditional theater fans while flirting hard with a quality Im going to call Goner appeal. The story of ax-murderess Lizzie Borden and her famous 40-whacks is sung, shouted, and shrieked at the audience by a strong, all-female cast of 4. The bookstrays far enough from the facts as we know them to qualify as historical fiction, but the details of what actually happened when Mr. & Mrs. Borden were murdered, are beside the point in this bloody portrait of a place where sexual abuse and the status quo walk hand in glove. Director Kell Christie keeps the sex and money elements of the narrative front and center while making the overall experience more like an arena concert than a piece of musical theater. Melissa Andrews lights are on point, andEileen Kuos music direction drives hard without sacrificing dynamics. A nearly perfect ensemble showcases the acting and vocal talents of Christina Hernandez, Annie Freres, Joy Brooke Fairfield, and Jaclyn Suffel. Lizzie closes Sunday, Oct. 28, so there arent many chances left to witness this dreadful tale of horror and woe. You dont want to miss this one. Pay-What-You-Can Wed. Oct 24.
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The parenting publication presents its inaugural school expo Saturday, October 27th.
If you think BBQ is harmful to pigs, the ads never show it. They seem to be having a great time
A mid-century home gets life and love from new owners.
Your Memphis weekend events are on fire.
Sure, the barbecue in town is great, but there are plenty of other great things about Memphis cuisine. BurgerFest returns to Tiger Lane to prove that the 901 can cook a beef patty as well as anyone. On Saturday, October 27th, culinary staples of the Memphis restaurant scene will provide burger samples for festival attendees to try alongside local craft breweries and musical acts.
The Commercial Appeal
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Memphis Catholic Bishop Martin Holley was removed as the head of his diocese according to confidential emails obtained by Church Militant.
If LeMoyne-Owen never offered Tory MasonJr. a basketball scholarship, he would likely still be sleeping in his car.
Two groups representing black voters reviewed documents from the Shelby County Election Commission and say they saw multiple violations.
The Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to fund a campaign to educate the public about three ballot questions being posed to voters.
Memphis game against LeMoyne-Owen has not been picked up by a local television station, and the university does not plan to stream the game online.
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Authorities are asking drivers to avoid this area.
If its possible, the government should step in. Im not going to say he needs 100 percent. But he needs some assistance.
Frustrated and devastated customers have been calling in.