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Farm Bureau honors Hudson with Friend of Agriculture Award

Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its Friend of Agriculture Award to Senator Billy Hudson of Hattiesburg. He represents Senate District 45 comprised of Forrest, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, and Stone counties. He is the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

“Chairman Hudson has worked hard with Farm Bureau on many issues including animal cruelty laws, immigration reform, and agritourism,” said Farm Bureau President Randy Knight. “His work on the issue of animal cruelty helped Farm Bureau come to a compromise on a bill that will protect animals but also keep farmers in business.”

“God gave us dominion over the animals, to manage the animals, not to be cruel to the animals, not to mistreat animals,” said Senator Hudson. “I think the bill we passed was a good bill and we need to give it some time to see if it will work before we look at tweaking it or increasing it.”

Senator Hudson is a cattleman from Hattiesburg and also serves as Vice Chair of the County Affairs Committee and on the Finance, Rules, and the Conservation and Water Resources Committees.



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