Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
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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
“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.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 197,000 member-families statewide. There
are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi
where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of
Mississippi 's economy.
Headquartered in Jackson
, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural
organization and is not associated with any arm of the government.
For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.org.