Senator Hyde-Smith, a cattle farmer and the former Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, understands the importance of the state’s $7.5 billion agricultural and forestry industries. As a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, the Senator will work on legislation, programs, and policies to allow agriculture and related industries to grow in Mississippi and the nation.

The Senator’s record includes protecting private property rights against eminent domain abuses, helping to open foreign markets for Mississippi agricultural products, and supporting country-of-origin labeling.


HYDE-SMITH ENCOURAGES MISS. AG PRODUCERS TO ACCESS NEW USDA RELIEF PROGRAM

HYDE-SMITH ENCOURAGES MISS. AG PRODUCERS TO ACCESS NEW USDA RELIEF PROGRAM

Miss. Senator Says State’s Commodity & Specialty Crop Producers Could Receive an Estimated $80 Million for Losses in 2020-2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today encouraged commodity and specialty crop producers in Mississippi to learn more about a new U.S. Department of Agriculture emergency relief program for losses incurred in 2020 and 2021.

The USDA on Monday announced it established a...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH TO FWS:  RESIST PRESSURE TO BAN LEAD AMMO & TACKLE ON PUBLIC LANDS 

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH TO FWS:  RESIST PRESSURE TO BAN LEAD AMMO & TACKLE ON PUBLIC LANDS 

Miss. Senators, Colleagues Side with Sportsmen in Letter to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today signed a letter encouraging U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams not to cave in to activists’ calls to restrict the use of lead ammo and tackle on public lands.

The letter, led by U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R...

Rare Earth Elements About to Get Even Rarer

Metal Miner

Rare Earth Elements About to Get Even Rarer

By Sohrab Darabshaw

There’s something afoot on the rare earths front in China. Specifically, the country recently decided that it wants to tighten its export control laws. The regulation passed about two years ago to stop importing countries...

Hyde-Smith stresses need for fairness for U.S. cattle producers

Y’all Politics

Hyde-Smith stresses need for fairness for U.S. cattle producers

Senate panel receives testimony on two bills that address price disparity between producers and consumers.
 
By Anne Summerhays

On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to receive testimony on the...

Meatpacking CEOs set to take heat from Congress amid soaring prices

The Hill

Meatpacking CEOs set to take heat from Congress amid soaring prices

By Tobias Burns

The CEOs of several meatpacking companies are expected to come under tough questioning from lawmakers Wednesday at a House hearing where soaring food prices are likely to take center stage.

Households are...

Disaster Relief

DISASTER RELIEF

Congressional Record (Senate - May 09, 2019)

Mr. President, I also rise to speak on behalf of thousands of Mississippians who have been affected by catastrophic flooding and other natural disasters this year. Their plight and the unmet 
commitment made to them long ago provide us an...

Tribute to Woods Eastland

TRIBUTE TO WOODS EASTLAND

Congressional Record (Senate – March 23, 2019)

Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Mr. President, I am pleased to commend Woods Eastland of Indianola, MS, for his service and contributions while serving as the 83rd president of Delta Council.

Founded in 1935, Delta Council is a widely...