Photo of Brookhaven, a rural town

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.


HYDE-SMITH WELCOMES NEW USDA RULE ON CATTLE MARKET TRANSPARENCY

HYDE-SMITH WELCOMES NEW USDA RULE ON CATTLE MARKET TRANSPARENCY

Miss. Senator Helped Secure Funding, Language Directing USDA to Establish Cattle Contracts Library

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today welcomed the publication of a final rule to establish a Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program, a congressionally-directed project within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase market transparency for cattle producers.

Hyde-Smith, who serves on both the...

IN BUILD UP TO WRITING AG PRODUCTION LAW, HYDE-SMITH ADDRESSES AT-RISK RURAL HOSPITALS

IN BUILD UP TO WRITING AG PRODUCTION LAW, HYDE-SMITH ADDRESSES AT-RISK RURAL HOSPITALS
 
Senate Ag Committee Hosts 2023 Farm Bill Hearing Focused on Rural Development Programs

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Video:  Senator Hyde-Smith Questions USDA Requirements to Access Federal Aid for Rural Hospitals.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a hearing in the building up to writing the nation’s agriculture production law, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today used the dire outlook of rural hospitals in Mississippi to show why the 2023...

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 APPLAUD $185 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS TO PROMOTE JOBS IN DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH APPLAUD $185 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS TO PROMOTE JOBS IN DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES

Four Miss. Institutions Guaranteed New Market Tax Credit Program Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), members of the Senate Community Development Finance Caucus, today applauded the award of $185 million in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) to four Mississippi-based institutions that will use it as leverage to support economic growth in...

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS ‘RURAL JOBS ACT’

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS ‘RURAL JOBS ACT’

Bipartisan Bill Would Focus New Market Tax Credits toward Fighting Rural Poverty, Creating Jobs 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored bipartisan legislation to put greater focus on using New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) to increase job-creating investments in rural communities.

The Rural Jobs Act (S.1671) would expand upon the U.S. Treasury Department program by designating $500 million in NMTC investments for “Rural...

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...

MISS. SENATORS REPORT $4.5 MILLION IN COPS GRANTS FOR MISS.

MISS. SENATORS REPORT $4.5 MILLION IN COPS GRANTS FOR MISS.

Justice Dept. Awards Include $3.0 Million for School Violence Prevention in Seven Districts 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today reported the award of $4.5 million to Mississippi through the Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.

Seven school districts in Mississippi will share $3.0 million in School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) grant...

HYDE-SMITH, COLLEAGUES URGE FTC TO COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS

HYDE-SMITH, COLLEAGUES URGE FTC TO COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS  

Lawmakers Seek Commitment to Finish Probe into Schemes Linked to High Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is part of a bipartisan effort to ensure the Federal Trade Commission completes an investigation of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for potential market manipulation tactics and other anticompetitive practices that increase the cost of prescription drugs.

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Franklin Teacher Wins $100K From Harbor Freight

McComb Enterprise-Journal 
 
Franklin Teacher Wins $100K From Harbor Freight

By Josh Troy

Kristie Jones, a high school construction and carpentry teacher at Franklin County Career and Technical Center, was named a $100,000 grand prize winner of the 2022 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for...