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Farm Bureau honors Clarke with Friend of Agriculture Award

Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its Friend of Agriculture Award to Senator Buck Clarke of Hollandale. Senator Clarke is the Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents District 22.

“Senator Clarke has worked hard with Farm Bureau to pass legislation dealing with the tax on cotton farmers fighting the boll weevil,” said Farm Bureau President David Waide. “The warehouse tax that farmers were paying needed to continue to be paid to the Boll Weevil Management Committee.”

“That’s what this bill did,” said Sen. Clarke. “We wanted to see that the farmers who paid the tax still got the benefit.”

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 Clarke is a CPA in Washington County, a Rotary Club member, and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.



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