Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’

State’s congressional delegation all vote for Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — All four of Mississippi’s U.S. House members voted for a farm bill yesterday, saying it’s not perfect but it’s a good compromise to keep agriculture and nutrition programs running for the next five years. The bill passed the House with bipartisan support and moves to the Senate, where Mississippi’s Thad Cochran was one […] [...]

Annual cattle sale rings in at $1.3M

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi cattle producers continue to go online to connect with livestock markets throughout the country. The sixth-annual Mississippi Homeplace Producers’ Sale was broadcast live to viewers across the state and nation Aug. 5 from Southeast Mississippi Livestock in Hattiesburg. Since 2008, the sale has been conducted with the assistance of Mississippi State University’s […] [...]

MFBF elections, honors

by MBJ Staff Published: December 14,2012

Tags: Donald Gant, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Randy Knight, Scott Cannada

Randy Knight, a dairy farmer from Pelahatchie, was recently re-elected to his second term as president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. Donald Gant from Merigold was re-elected as vice president-North Mississippi. Ted Kendall from Bolton was re-elected as vice president-Central Mississippi. And, Reggie Magee from Mt. Olive was re-elected as vice president-South Mississippi. Newly […] [...]

Bryant unsure of migrant labor crackdown’s economic costs

Gov. Phil Bryant says he has no idea what the costs would be to Mississippi’s agricultural sector if a tough anti-immigration law caused undocumented immigrants to leave the state en masse as they have in Georgia and Alabama. While Georgia and Alabama sustained serious economic losses from crops that went un-harvested after the workers left, […] [...]

Walker named best

Tim Walker, an agronomist at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville and Mississippi State University associate research professor, was recently named the 2012 Rice Researcher of the Year. A Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station scientist, Walker has worked in Stoneville since 2002. He holds a doctoral degree in agronomy from MSU. Walker’s […] [...]

Bryant receives award

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation presented its Friend of Agriculture Award to Gov.-elect Phil Bryant of Brandon. Bryant served as the 2008 honorary chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association and is a past president of the Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association. He currently serves on the National Lt. Governor’s Association Executive Committee as the […] [...]

Statement election

We might have finally found something Mississippians of every political persuasion can agree on: The use of eminent domain for private economic development is a bad idea. Initiative 31, which will amend the state Constitution to essentially restrict the use of eminent domain to projects of direct public use, earned more than 637,000 votes. The […] [...]

Farm Bureau chief: Eminent domain push to continue despite lawsuit

The president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation says that organization’s advertising campaign aimed at convincing voters to restrict the state’s use of eminent domain will go forward, even though there is now a chance the initiative won’t even be on the November ballot. Leland Speed, the interim executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, […] [...]

Milking 150 cows just the start of the day

by Nash Nunnery Published: April 24,2011

Tags: MBJ Profile, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, President, Randy Knight

To the casual observer, there doesn’t appear to be enough hours in the day for Randy Knight. Elected as president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation last December, the 48-year-old Knight isn’t just a figurehead for the organization which is considered the voice for Mississippi farm families. He’s a dairy farmer and rancher himself. “Leaving […] [...]

Mississippi Ag Day 2011

JACKSON- Farmers met their legislators at the 2011 Mississippi Ag Day at the State Capitol this week. Issues including eminent domain, new EPA regulations and rising input costs were discussed. [...]

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