Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

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Senator Hyde-Smith, a life-long cattle farmer and the former Mississippi’s 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.

In The News

The Progressive Farmer

Senators Want Ethanol Cuts in RFS Reset

By Todd Neeley

With the ethanol industry in the United States already on the ropes with negative margins and lost demand from small refinery waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard, a group of senators led by James Inhofe, R-Okla., is asking EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to reset RFS volumes below the so-called blend wall.

The blend wall is reached when total ethanol production exceeds the E10 market for gasoline.

Ag Daily

Final antidumping determination on Vietnamese catfish fillets

By AGDAILY Reporters

With many cases being considered on antidumping accusations, the latest news is a win for U.S. catfish producers. U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) praised a final determination on antidumping duties to be imposed on Vietnamese catfish exporters, a move that will help ensure U.S. catfish producers can compete on a more level playing field.

Greenwood Commonwealth
 
Feds impose penalties for Vietnamese catfish dumping
 
After determining that Vietnamese exporters were dumping catfish fillets in the U.S., the Commerce Department this week slapped penalties on imports from that country.
 
The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration determined that certain frozen catfish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam were sold in the U.S. for less than normal value during a one-year period beginning in August 2016.
Monroe Journal
 
Rainfall events pose setback to waterway dredge completion date
 
By Ray Van Dusen
 
ABERDEEN – Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith saw remnants of the late February flooding event on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway first-hand during an April 23 briefing at the Aberdeen Lock and Dam. One of the many takeaways was the estimated reopening of the waterway to barge traffic has been pushed back due to above average rainfalls.
 
Ag Daily
 
Senators propose change to service hours for livestock haulers
 
By AGDAILY Reporters
 
Today, Sens. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced a bipartisan bill to provide livestock haulers with regulatory relief from the restrictive Hours-of-Service rules. The bill, the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, offers a prescriptive and permanent solution to the bull hauler’s hassle. In addition, 16 other Senators joined in to support the legislation.
 
Tri-State Livestock News
 
NCBA Welcomes Legislation Aimed to Help Livestock Haulers
 
News
 
Natchez Democrat
 
Study of city’s broadband internet capabilities underway
 
By Sabrina Robertson
 
NATCHEZ — Smart Growth America researchers from Washington, D.C., may have the answer on how to revitalize Natchez and Adams County — faster internet speeds.
 
Boosting internet speeds would improve the connectivity of emergency services and support job and population growth, officials said, during a full-day workshop Thursday on the second floor of the Natchez Convention Center.
AgNet West
 
Legislation to Bring Cell-Cultured Meat Products Under USDA Jurisdiction
 
AGRI-BUSINESS
 
Agri-Pulse
 
Meet the Lawmaker: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss.
 
 
Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.
 
WNAX-Radio
 
Cattle Group Backs Cell Cultured Regulatory Legislation
 
Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has introduced the Cell Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019. It codifies the responsibilities of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and Food and Drug Administration over food products grown in laboratories from animal cell cultures. Nebraska Cattlemen Association Executive Vice President Pete McClymont says his group supports the measure.
 

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Washington, D.C. Office

702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2405
Phone: (202) 224-5054
Fax: (202) 224-5321
 

State Offices

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St., #550
Jackson, MS  39201
Phone (601) 965-4459
Fax (601) 965-4919

Gulfport Office
2012 15th Street, #451
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone (228) 867-9710
Fax (228) 867-9789
 

State Offices

Oxford
911 Jackson Ave., #249
Oxford, MS  38655
Phone (662) 236-1018
Fax (662) 236-7618