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.


Working on farm bill, senators frustrated by what counts as rural

CQ Roll Call

Working on farm bill, senators frustrated by what counts as rural

By Ellyn Ferguson, CQ

Senate Agriculture members from both parties on Tuesday offered a glimpse into what could be a thorny issue as lawmakers begin work on the 2023 farm bill: the federal definition of rural. 
 
The...

Holly Springs Road completion celebrated

DeSoto County News

Holly Springs Road completion celebrated

By Bob Bakken 

DeSoto Holly Springs Road

Officials said Monday it will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. when Holly Springs Road is fully opened to traffic. A main county road through DeSoto County that also affects parts of Tate and Marshall counties can now be fully used,...

Senator Hyde-Smith Addresses At-Risk Rural Hospitals

Clarksdale Press Register

Senator Hyde-Smith Addresses At-Risk Rural Hospitals

By THE PRESS REGISTER
Wed,11/23/22-12:00PM, 247 Reads

At a hearing in the build-up to writing the nation’s agriculture production law, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith used the dire outlook of rural hospitals in Mississippi...

Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s

The pork industry shifted dramatically over the past three decades. A USDA report tracks how the industry moved away from small operations to CAFOs, production contracts and specialization.

By Madison...

Opinion | Wanted: More livestock veterinarians in rural communities

Washington Post

Opinion | Wanted: More livestock veterinarians in rural communities

By Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is the former Mississippi commissioner of agriculture and commerce and serves on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the Senate...

Hyde-Smith turns attention to lack of large animal vets

Oxford Eagle

Hyde-Smith turns attention to lack of large animal vets

By Jake Davis

Veterinarians for large farm animals are in short supply.

Across the nation, fewer and fewer veterinary students choose to pursue careers as large animals veterinarians each year, leading to a massive shortage of...

Senators Opposed to Mexico's Proposed Ban on GE Corn

USAgNet
 
Senators Opposed to Mexico's Proposed Ban on GE Corn
 
USAgNet
 
U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) led a bipartisan letter with 24 of their Senate colleagues to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) expressing...