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January 28, 2014

Farm bill and Cochran important to Mississippi

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MERIDIAN —

Resolving issues and getting a bill passed will take strong, persistent leadership. A resolution that preserves Mississippi’s important farm/forest economy and provides reasonable cuts to SNAP payments will take strong, persistent, pro-Mississippi leadership.

If there is a leader who provides both, it is highly respected Senator Thad Cochran. A champion of Mississippi agriculture for over 40 years, Cochran is the ranking Republican member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and one of four leaders negotiating the Farm Bill.

Cochran wants a farm bill “that will reform and modernize programs, produce budget savings at the same time, and provide certainty about the government’s role to producers and consumers alike.”

Be glad we have Thad.

 

Crawford (crawfolk@gmail.com) is a syndicated columnist from Meridian.

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