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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.

“Representative 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 Association.

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