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Farm Bureau honors Norquist with Friend of Agriculture Award
Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its
Friend of Agriculture Award to Representative David Norquist of Cleveland
in Bolivar County. Representative Norquist is Vice-Chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee and also serves on the Agriculture Committee. He represents
District 28 serving Bolivar, Sunflower, and Washington counties.
“Representative Norquist was very instrumental in helping Farm
Bureau pass the Country of Origin labeling bill for catfish,” said
Farm Bureau President David Waide. “He also has helped with extending
the repealer on the Rice Promotion Fund and has been on Farm Bureau’s
side on the issue of eminent domain.”
“I see my role in the legislature to be the voice of the people
of my district and that district is mainly composed of agriculture,”
said Rep. Norquist. “It’s my job and duty to do everything
I can to protect this industry. Working closely with Farm Bureau helps
me do that.”
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.
Representative Norquist is a member of the City of Cleveland Volunteer
Fire Department. He is also a member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers
Association, the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association.
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.