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Farm Bureau honors Sen. Thad Cochran

The Mississippi Farm Bureau has presented its Friend of Farm Bureau Award  to Sen. Thad Cochran (R–Miss.) for his work in the 113th Congress.  This is the 10th consecutive time that Mississippi Farm Bureau has honored Cochran for his commitment to the farmers of Mississippi. Cochran serves as the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. He ...

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Bryant creates task force to explore Delta water resources

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 2011, MDEQ Executive Director Trudy ...

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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 2011, MDEQ Executive Director Trudy ...

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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 the farmers of Mississippi, I ...

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Ag lenders to get updated during Extension/Farm Bureau events

The agriculture lending industry will be schooled on a number of topics during an upcoming series of workshops. Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau will host the events Oct. 15 at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, Oct. 16 at the Farm Bureau Building in Jackson and Oct. 24 at the Forrest County Extension Conference Center ...

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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 or to adopt similar measures ...

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Backers of condemnation curbs see chance to cement property protections

Eminent domain — at least the government taking of private property on behalf of private enterprise — does not seem to offer much room for compromise. You are either OK with the government taking private property for private sector economic development or you are not. If middle ground exists, neither Leland Speed nor Ron Aldridge has found it. Speed, interim ...

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Speed suit: Eminent domain vote repeals constitutional protections

Leland Speed concedes he may be relying on a “technical violation” in a lawsuit to stop a statewide vote on banning the use of eminent domain to take private property. But he’s got to do whatever he can to keep a “dumb” result from occurring, said Speed, a longtime Jackson real estate investor and now interim head of the Mississippi ...

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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 many challenging periods including the ...

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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 his successful attempt at blocking ...

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