Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

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Senator Hyde-Smith believes the Unites States is strong when agriculture and rural America are strong.  The Senator understands the unique challenges faced by rural Mississippi to provide residents with basic services, infrastructure, education, and health care.  She supports policies that will allow rural communities to expand economically.  The federal government should not be a roadblock to the growth and wellbeing of rural America.

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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.

Natchez Democrat

Local, state officials shocked by decision to not renew prison’s contract

By Ben Hillyer

NATCHEZ — Local and state officials expressed shock and disappointment at news that federal prison officials decided not to renew a contract for the Adams County Correctional Center.

The owner of the facility, CoreCivic, announced Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has elected not to renew its contract for the prison on U.S. 84 east of Natchez.

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.

Associated Press
 
Mississippi company receives contract to make Navy uniforms
 
The Associated Press
 
GOLDEN, Miss. (AP) — A company in northeastern Mississippi will receive nearly $16 million to make U.S. Navy uniforms.
 
Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Thursday announced the 18-month contract award to Golden Manufacturing Co. in Tishomingo County.
 
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.
 
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo
 
Golden Manufacturing awarded $15.9M contract for Navy uniforms
 
Daily Journal
 
GOLDEN • Golden Manufacturing Co. Inc. has been awarded a $15.9 million contract to manufacture uniforms for the U.S. Navy. The 18-month contract, awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency, includes three one-year option periods, and is funded through FY2019-2021 defense working capital funds.
 
It’s the second big contract for Golden in recent weeks.
Monroe Journal
 
County officials confident of federal disaster declaration
 
By Ray Van Dusen
 
ABERDEEN – After reading off a long list of expenses related to mid-April’s severe weather outbreak, county road manager Sonny Clay told the board of supervisors April 26 he is confident there will be federal aid.
 
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
 
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