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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.


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