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Farm Bureau honors Hyde-Smith with Friend of Agriculture Award
Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its Friend
of Agriculture Award to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Brookhaven. She is
a cattle farmer and has represented Senate District 39 consisting of Lincoln,
Lawrence, and Simpson counties since 2000.
“During her time in the Legislature Senator Hyde-Smith has been
an advocate for agriculture and a trailblazer in promoting alternative
fuels,” said Farm Bureau President David Waide. “She has always
been there with an open mind and a listening ear whenever she has been
called on by Farm Bureau.”
Senator Hyde-Smith was appointed Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee
in 2004. She also serves on several other committees including Appropriations
and Wildlife Fisheries and Parks committees.
In presenting the award, Farm Bureau President David Waide pointed out
that as rural representation in the Mississippi Legislature becomes less
and less, agriculture must rely on its friends to enact legislation that
would support and strengthen agriculture.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 230,000 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.com.