Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation members had the opportunity to discuss issues affecting them with Mississippi legislators this week during the annual MFBF and Mississippi State University Legislative Reception and Ag Day at the Capitol.

Monday evening, legislators and members gathered at the Mississippi Farmers Market in Jackson to enjoy food and fellowship. Tuesday morning, members traveled to the Capitol to meet with specific members of the legislature.

“Events like our legislative reception and Ag Day at the Capitol allow our members to build relationships with their legislators and share problems they are facing,” MFBF President Mike McCormick said. “In my opinion, this gives our lawmakers a true sense of what are farmers and ranchers do and deal with on a daily basis. I am extremely proud of the way both events turned out.”

In other news:

  • Governor Tate Reeves gave his first Sate of the State address on Monday.
  • Members of the Senate and House have met to establish the joint rules of the two representing bodies. Based on their conversations this week, the 2020 Legislative Session may be shortened by a week.
  • The House Agriculture Committee elected Bubba Carpenter as its secretary.
  • The Senate Education Committee passed Senate Bill 2001, a bill to amend Mississippi code to revise the minimum salary a teacher can make in Mississippi. To learn more, click here.