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  • Family Tradition

    08/26/2013 2:12:38 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    Out Here Magazine, Pages 22-24 ^ | Fall 2013 | Nancy Dorman-Hickson
    Family TraditionSciple's Water Mill has been all in the family for nearly 200 yearsBy Nancy Dorman-Hickson Photography by Meg McKinney The honor box says a lot about Sciple’s Water Mill in De Kalb, Miss. Attached to a stand that’s filled with the mill’s stone-ground whole-wheat flour, fish fry mix, grits, and meal, the honor box means visitors won’t leave empty-handed even if the mill is closed. “Most people are honest,” says Eddie Sciple, the mill’s operator and owner. “Usually if meal is gone, there is money or an I.O.U. in the box.” People have been coming to the mill...
  • Venezuela: Seizing corn meal an option [price controls and communism]

    01/17/2006 3:25:10 PM PST · by grundle · 151 replies · 1,594+ views
    Venezuelan authorities are prepared to seize inventories of corn meal if producers protesting price controls hoard their supplies, an official said Tuesday. The South American country has seen coffee disappear from the shelves in recent weeks as producers refused to sell over price controls that they said eliminated profits. Officials said a 60-percent increase in coffee prices announced Monday would make coffee plentiful again. But some corn producers also have told Venezuelan media they are dissatisfied with current price controls. "I don't think it's necessary to go straight to expropriation, but it's an option," Food Minister Rafael Oropeza told reporters...