The Cost of Opting Out: How State Decisions about Medicaid Expansion Will Affect the Delta

What impact will state decisions about Medicaid expansion have on the Delta? The Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) gave each state the option of expanding Medicaid coverage to almost all

Infographic: How to Create a Healthier, Wealthier Mississippi Delta

More than $1.2 billion flows out of the Mississippi Delta annually for food grown elsewhere according to a research report commissioned by the Delta Fresh Foods Initiative. Graphic designer Taylor Gair worked with Delta Directions to develop an infographic based on the findings of this

Where’s the Meat?

Across the country, farmers using sustainable and small-scale methods to raise livestock and poultry face enormous challenges. The number of small slaughter and meat processing plants has declined precipitously as the industry has consolidated, raising costs for small farmers. Lower meat prices also put pressure on farmers to adopt more intensive practices. For many farmers raising livestock and poultry in Mississippi, the extra cost of a refrigerated truck is a hurdle too high.