Chris McDaniel Signs Pledge to Repeal Death Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2018 at 9:43 am

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Chris McDaniel, Elections, Federal Government, National, News, Politics, Taxes, US Congress

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has signed a pledge to repeal the death tax, which has threatened farming families and small business owners in Mississippi and across America for decades. The death tax, sometimes referred to as the “estate tax,” applies to property that is transferred after a family member passes away, imposing a further […]

Why Not Us? Completely Removing Subsidies Has Allowed New Zealand Farmer’s to Thrive.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 2nd, 2016 at 11:19 am

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Business, Economy, Liberty, News, Principles of Freedom, Spending

Removing government assistance completely, New Zealand officials say, freed farmers to produce what people really want, and to do so in an efficient way that could turn a profit. Since the reforms, New Zealand farmers have cut costs, diversified their land use, and developed new products, says Nick Clark, general policy manager of the Federated Farmers […]

MS Ag Commissioner Cindy Hyde Smith named Co-Chairman of Trump’s Ag Advisory Committee.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 20th, 2016 at 10:04 pm

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Elections, National, News, Politics, Republican

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith of Brookhaven has been named as Co-Chairman of the Agriculture Advisory Committee for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. On Tuesday, Donald Trump unveiled a list of agricultural advisors brimming with Republican heavy-hitters with strong ties to the agriculture industry. The committee is charged with advising the presidential candidate […]

SMITH: Federal Crop Insurance program is a handout to the highly profitable.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 2nd, 2016 at 12:21 pm

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Filed Under: Agriculture

   BY: Vincent H. Smith Time and time again, proposals to enact even modest reforms to the heavily subsidized Federal Crop Insurance program have been met with outcries from farm-lobby advocates and some members of Congress who claim that US crop production will be devastated unless subsidies continue to be expanded. Most recently in November […]

Wet weather puts farmers behind schedule across Mississippi.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 20th, 2013 at 8:45 am

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Economic Development, Job Growth, Mississippi, Unemployment

The U.S Department of Agriculture says foul weather only left Mississippi with four days suitable for fieldwork during a two-week period that ended May 12. A USDA report says the percentages of cotton, race, soybeans, peanuts and watermelons that have been planted as of May 12 were far below five-year averages. For example, 52 percent […]

Senator Cochran moves to block H-2B foreign worker visa regulations

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 15th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Economic Development, Federal Government, Gregg Harper, Immigration, Mississippi, Politics, Republican, Steven Palazzo, Thad Cochran, Unemployment

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has cosponsored an amendment to again stop the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new regulations for a temporary foreign worker visa program that would make it harder for seasonal industries, like shrimping, to survive. Cochran is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee that approved an amendment by Alabama Sen. […]

Gov.-elect Bryant names transition committee leaders

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 30th, 2011 at 10:55 am

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Budget, Economic Development, Education, Energy, Governor, Gulf Coast, Law Enforcement, MDOT, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Safety, Public Service Commission, Republican, Spending, Taxes, Tourism

“I am pleased to have so many experts from all over the state of Mississippi on these policy committees to help build an agenda for the upcoming legislative session,” Bryant said in a statement. “I am confident that the experience and dedication everyone collectively brings to the committees will help make the legislative session in […]

New debate expected on immigrant workers in Mississippi

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 27th, 2011 at 6:56 am

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Filed Under: Agriculture, East Mississippi, Immigration, Job Growth, Joey Fillingane, Legislature, MFIRE, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics

Although it’s important to get the crops to market quickly while still fresh, Mississippi‘s small specialty farmers aren’t as prone to use illegal labor as are the larger specialty growers in Georgia and elsewhere, according to Hood. “The smaller guys won’t take the risks that some of the larger specialty crop operations in other states […]

Mississippi's agriculture in the spotlight – WLBT 3 – Jackson, MS:

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 19th, 2011 at 10:44 am

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Economic Development, Energy, Mississippi, Phil Bryant

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – It’s a $6.8 billion business in Mississippi and Tuesday those invested in the state’s agricultural industry were getting an ear full on what to expect in the future. “Agriculture is a huge industry in the state,” said Central Mississippi Farm Bureau Vice President Ted Kendall. With new regulations set to go into affect from […]