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10.24.13
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Farm Bureau glad to see passage of water resources bill

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is extremely pleased the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013.  Mississippi is strategically located between the Mississippi River, Tombigbee River and the Gulf of Mexico.  The entire state, but especially farmers and ranchers, will benefit from the passage of WRRDA.
“Mississippi will continue to benefit from having a reliable waterway system that is linked to competitive ports. Waterway systems are vital to moving agriculture commodities domestically and internationally,” said Randy Knight, president of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.
“We are pleased that our entire congressional delegation voted in favor of this legislation,” Knight said. “We would like to thank Congressman Thompson, Congressman Harper, Congressman Palazzo, and Congressman Nunnelee for showing good bi-partisan work on a much-needed piece of legislation. Working to overcome gridlock is exactly what farmers and ranchers need in their delegation.”

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