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Farm Bureau honors Davis with Friend of Agriculture Award

Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its Friend of Agriculture Award to Senator Doug Davis of Hernando in DeSoto County. Senator Davis is the Chairman of the Universities and Colleges Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He represents District 1 in DeSoto County.

“Senator Davis has worked hard with Farm Bureau to pass legislation on funding for Mississippi’s land grant universities,” said Farm Bureau President David Waide. “He also has helped increase the funding for the state chemical lab and has been on Farm Bureau’s side on the issue of eminent domain.”

“Farmers and people in the agriculture community believe that the property that they farm should be theirs and I share that belief,” said Sen. Davis. “We need to take steps legislatively to see that this happens. I look forward to this issue coming up in the next session.”

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.

Senator Davis is member of the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, the Hernando Rotary Club and the Hernando Chamber of Commerce. He is Chairman of the Northwest Mississippi Boy Scout District.


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