Taylor McNair of Learned was crowned Miss Rodeo America in December at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. On Monday, the House and Senate recognized representing Mississippi well in her role.

McNair previously served as Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s summer intern prior to her selection for this position, MFBF President Mike McCormick said.

“We are extremely proud Farm Bureau played a small part in preparing Taylor for her current role,” McCormick said. “We are looking forward to all of the great things she will accomplish in 2019 as Miss Rodeo America.”

General Bills Deadline

Valentine’s Day was the deadline for general bills to be voted on by their originating chamber.

This deadline further limited the number of active or alive bills. All of the major MFBF supported bills had already passed this procedural hurtle before this week.

“We appreciate the support of all of our legislators for helping pass the bills impacting the members of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation,” McCormick said.

Next week, committee’s will be reviewing legislation from the other bodies to determine whether the full House or Senate should review the other side’s bills.

The deadline for original floor action on appropriations and revenue bills originating in their own chamber is February 27. The deadline for committees to report general bills and constitutional amendments originating in the other chamber is March 5.

In other news:

  • In addition to recognizing McNair for her work, the House and Senate Agriculture Committee held a joint meeting to hear from Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce on the duties of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
  • The Mississippi Association of Veterinary Medicine hosted its annual legislative lunch where vet students spoke to attendees about the opportunities happening at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Former Chief Justice William L. Waller Jr. announced his plans to run for governor in the republican primary against Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Rep. Robert Foster.