Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’

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

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. [...]

Farmers storm the Capitol

Hundreds of farmers from across the state were recently in Jackson to remind any and all lawmakers that agriculture remains Mississippi’s top industry. On March 3, the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation hosted the 2nd Annual Ag Day at the State Capitol. The event featured exhibits and food as well as a chance for the agriculture […] [...]

Knight takes over at FBF

Long-time leader Waide says he is going back home to tend to family issues and his ranch For the first time since 1996, David Waide is not the president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. At their annual meeting last week, Farm Bureau members elected Rankin County dairy farmer Randy Knight, 48, to succeed Waide, […] [...]

Waide sitting out 2011 races

by Published: December 12,2010

Tags: David Waide, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

For most of 2010, David Waide’s name came up in any conversation about candidates for statewide office in 2011. Waide, immediate past president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, extinguished that speculation last week when he told the crowd at Farm Bureau’s annual meeting that he would not seek any office in 2011. “I’m going […] [...]

Eminent domain ban will be on ballot

JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann confirms that an eminent domain initiative will appear on the November 2011 ballot. Hosemann says his office verified that supporters of the measure gathered signatures from 119,692 registered voters. That’s well above the minimum 89,285 needed to put an issue up for a statewide vote. The Mississippi […] [...]

Eminent domain fight will be toe-to-toe

Farm Bureau says current status anti-American; Gov. Barbour says change would be anti-business When the Mississippi Legislature convenes the 2011 session the first week of January, lawmakers will be handed an initiative by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann that seeks to eliminate the use of eminent domain for private economic development. The Mississippi Farm Bureau […] [...]

National Trend has been opposite of Mississippi law

Since 2005, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kelo v. New London, Conn., that the city could take private property and transfer it to a developer, the reaction from states has been swift and loud. Since then, 44 states have enacted eminent domain reform, in statutes that either prevent the use of eminent domain […] [...]

Farm Bureau recognizes Childers’ work

by Published: October 3,2010

Tags: Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Travis Childers

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation announced that Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) has been named a Friend of the Farm Bureau by the American Farm Bureau Federation for his “sustained and exemplary support of farmers” as a member of the 111th Congress. The annual award recognizes members of Congress who are nominated by their state Farm Bureau […] [...]

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