Posts Tagged ‘Randy Knight’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

House passes farm-only version of new Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm-only version of the Farm Bill yesterday by a vote of 216-208. Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight said that although this turn of events on the path to a new Farm Bill was unusual, he is glad to see progress finally made on the bill. […] [...]

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, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Farmers storm the Capitol

by Wally Northway Published: March 3,2011

Tags: 2nd Annual Ag Day, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Pud Stringer, Randy Knight

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

by Clay Chandler Published: December 12,2010

Tags: David Waide, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Randy Knight

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, […] [...]

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