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. SENATORS CALL FOR NATIONAL WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE DAY
Cosponsor Bipartisan Resolution Designating March 24 as Day to Honor Women in Ag
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of Women’s History Month and National Agriculture Week, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to designate March 24 as “National Women in Agriculture Day.”
The resolution seeks to honor both women who lead farming operations, and those who work in various...
MISS. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO IMPROVE TORNADO FORECASTING FOLLOWING DEVASTATING OUTBREAK
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), along with U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), today introduced the Tornado Observation Research Notification and Deployment to Operations (TORNADO) Act to improve the forecasting and understanding of tornadoes and other hazardous weather.
The TORNADO Act (S.3817)...
UPDATE: SENATE APPROVES BILL COSPONSORED BY HYDE-SMITH TO MAKE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERMANENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is pleased to announce unanimous Senate approval of S.623, the Sunshine Protection Act. Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of this legislation to make Daylight Saving Time the new, permanent standard time.
The Senate-passed bill, which still requires House passage and the President’s signature, would delay implementation until Nov. 20, 2023....
EPA Fiddles as Flood Clock Rolls on Mississippi Delta’s Forgotten Nightmare
By Chris Bennett
If ever a nightmare saga tangled government bureaucracy and politics with science and the backdoor dealings of a federal agency, the Yazoo Backwater Project stands front and center.
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Yazoo Backwater: EPA Decision Halts Construction of Pumps
By Becky Gillette
There was light at the end of the tunnel. Now it is dark again. That is how the recent decision by the EPA to veto the Yazoo Backwater Pumps flood control project for the second time was described by...