Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
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Farm Bureau honors Ward with Friend of Agriculture Award
Jackson – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its
Friend of Agriculture Award to Representative Greg Ward of Ripley. Representative
Ward is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He represents
“Chairman Ward has worked hard with Farm Bureau to pass disaster
legislation for sweet potato farmers and also the boll weevil bill that
stabilizes the boll weevil eradication effort,” said Farm Bureau
President David Waide. “His leadership helped both of these bills
become law and help the farmers of this state.”
“This bill allows that if there is a place where a few boll weevils
are found…that this board can go in and do spot spraying,”
said Chairman Ward. “This will take care of any problems that we
may have pop up across the state.”
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 Ward is the owner of Quality Glass in Ripley, and is affiliated
with the Tippah County Development Foundation, the National Federation
of Independent Business and the National Association of Home Builders.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 204,000 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.