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Mississippi agriculture chief on Trump advisory committee

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Donald J. Trump

Cindy Hyde Smith

Cindy Hyde Smith

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith is serving on an agriculture advisory committee for Republic presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The Daily Leader reports that the 64-member committee includes chairmen of the U.S House and Senate agriculture committees, former U.S. secretaries of agriculture, current and former governors and business executives.

Hyde-Smith raises beef cattle near Brookhaven. She was elected to the state Senate as a Democrat in 1999 and served three terms before changing parties and being elected Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner in 2011. She won a second term in 2015, and is the first woman in the job.

At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hyde-Smith will travel to China in September as part of a trade mission.

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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