Mississippians, and in particular rural Mississippians, have long benefitted from a steady and unwavering champion in Washington—Thad Cochran. In a town that so often doesn’t work, Sen. Cochran has worked diligently on behalf of Mississippi’s farmers, cattlemen, poultry growers, timber owners, and small businesses and rural communities across our state.
In just the last year, as Ranking Member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Cochran carefully shepherded the 2014 Farm Bill through a gridlocked Congress, across the President’s desk and into law. While reducing the deficit by nearly $23 billion, the Farm Bill still provides the risk management Mississippi farmers need to deal with variability in weather, markets and changing regulations.
Sen. Cochran understands that Mississippi agriculture isn’t just about row crops. The Farm Bill includes important disaster provisions for livestock and poultry producers, as well as private timber owners. Thanks to Sen. Cochran’s foresight and leadership, those affected by the recent tornadoes in Mississippi will be eligible for assistance to help them recover from their losses.
But right now, it’s Sen. Cochran who needs Mississippi farmers. Farmers for Thad urge you to be proactive and remind your family, your coffee shop friends, and anyone else who depends on farmers for three meals a day, of the countless ways Thad Cochran has served and must continue to serve Mississippi.
Please join us in voting for Sen. Thad Cochran on Tuesday, June 24.
Farmers for Thad
c/o Danny Murphy