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Farm Bureau honors Stringer with Friend of Agriculture Award
Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its
Friend of Agriculture Award to Representative Johnny Stringer of Montrose
in Jasper County. Representative Stringer is the Chairman of the House
Committee on Appropriations. He represents District 87.
Stringer has worked hard with Farm Bureau to keep the funding for Mississippi
State University,” said Farm Bureau President David Waide. “He
also was very influential on the issue of the agricultural sales tax exemption.”
“I know it’s a high price for every veterinarian that finishes
there but when we have an outbreak of disease, we’re glad we have
the Vet School to rely on,” said Rep. Stringer. “It’s
also the research. The poultry industry is a large part of our economy
and they do a lot of research that helps that industry.”
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 Stringer is a farmer in Jasper County, a member of the
Charolais Cattle Association and the Jasper County Economic Development
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 209,000 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.