Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Farm Bureau’

Bryant issues executive order to establish Delta water task force

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force. Under the direction of the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the task force is charged to work together to ensure that the Delta will have future sustainable water supplies. In […] [...]

Senate passes Farm Bill; heads to Obama’s desk

WASHINGTON — After three years of work, a Farm Bill is now on its way to President Obama for his signature. The Senate passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 yesterday by a margin of 68-32. Both of Mississippi’s senators — Sen. Thad Cochran and Sen. Roger Wicker — voted in favor of the bill. “Speaking for […] [...]

Farm Bureau seeks to intervene in water quality lawsuit

The Mississippi Farm Bureau joined in early May 13 of its fellow state organizations in filing a motion to intervene in litigation seeking to establish uniform nutrient water quality standards. Gulf Restoration Network v. Jackson, et al is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to either adopt uniform nutrient water quality standards for all U.S. waters […] [...]

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. [...]

Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

The Mississippi Farm Bureau recently presented awards at its annual meeting. Longtime cattle and row crop farmer from Clay County and eighth president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau David Waide was named the winner of Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award for 2010. Waide served 14 years as Farm Bureau president and led the organization through […] [...]

Writer: David Waide has short-term memory loss

Editor, I read with interest the article on David Waide, the current president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau, and the bill for eminent domain in the June 14 issue.  In there, Mr. Waide states, “I don’t remember an issue that’s ever been like this.  I think this has galvanized everybody.”  Mr. Waide must certainly remember […] [...]

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