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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.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 225,000 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.