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 STRESSES FARM SAFETY NET & RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AT ‘STATE OF RURAL AMERICA’ HEARING
Watch the video: Senator Hyde-Smith at ‘State of Rural America’ Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today stressed the importance of a farm safety net and rural infrastructure development during her first hearing as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Hyde-Smith posed several questions to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who was the sole witness at a...
HYDE-SMITH APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS APPROVED
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today approved a resolution to confirm the Senate Committee on Appropriations subcommittee assignments for U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).
“Senators from Mississippi have a proud tradition of serving on the Appropriations Committee, and I look forward to being a good steward of taxpayer dollars as the committee works on fiscal year 2019 bills,” Hyde-Smith said.
Hyde-Smith has been assigned to...
A Growing Problem: Farmers Reeling From Unrelenting Rains
By Bryan Davis
Sunflower County could see a stretch of nearly seven days without rainfall this week, but all the work farmers are doing between storms could be wiped out with heavy rains, which could move in on...
Hyde-Smith calls for action from Congress on flooding
By Staff Reports
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators only get one maiden speech in their time in the Senate. Thursday, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was elected in November, used her first speech on the floor of the Senate to bring...
Catfish producers catch big one with antidumping determination
By Ben Nuelle
U.S. catfish producers hope a recent Department of Commerce determination will level the playing field in their long-running fight over cheaper imported Vietnamese catfish.
“The frustrating thing as a...