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.


MISS. LAWMAKERS, BICAMERAL COALITION URGE USDA TO PURCHASE CATFISH PRODUCTS

MISS. LAWMAKERS, BICAMERAL COALITION URGE USDA TO PURCHASE CATFISH PRODUCTS

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Palazzo, Kelly & Guest Continue Advocacy for Miss. Commodity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), and Michael Guest (R-Miss.) are part of a bicameral coalition encouraging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help facilitate domestic consumption of U.S. farm-raised catfish and...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH PRAISE $6.1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN LOWNDES CO. PORT INFRASTRUCTURE

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH PRAISE $6.1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN LOWNDES CO. PORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Miss. Senators Welcome Improvement for Columbus-based Internal Waterway 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today celebrated a $6.1 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to improve infrastructure and expand capacity at the Lowndes County Port in Columbus.

The grant was issued by the Maritime Administration through the Port Infrastructure Development...

HYDE-SMITH, WICKER INTRODUCE MISS. FARM BUREAU CENTENNIAL RESOLUTION

HYDE-SMITH, WICKER INTRODUCE MISS. FARM BUREAU CENTENNIAL RESOLUTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) this week introduced a resolution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and its influence on agriculture in the Magnolia State.

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation was chartered on Oct. 30, 1922, as an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau.  The national organization was founded in 1919.

“The...

Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s

The pork industry shifted dramatically over the past three decades. A USDA report tracks how the industry moved away from small operations to CAFOs, production contracts and specialization.

By Madison...

Senator Hyde-Smith Addresses At-Risk Rural Hospitals

Clarksdale Press Register

Senator Hyde-Smith Addresses At-Risk Rural Hospitals

By THE PRESS REGISTER
Wed,11/23/22-12:00PM, 247 Reads

At a hearing in the build-up to writing the nation’s agriculture production law, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith used the dire outlook of rural hospitals in Mississippi...

Working on farm bill, senators frustrated by what counts as rural

CQ Roll Call

Working on farm bill, senators frustrated by what counts as rural

By Ellyn Ferguson, CQ

Senate Agriculture members from both parties on Tuesday offered a glimpse into what could be a thorny issue as lawmakers begin work on the 2023 farm bill: the federal definition of rural. 
 
The...