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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jun 12, 2014 03:52 PM CDT

Battle lines are being drawn in the GOP Mississippi Senate primary runoff between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Mississippi farmers have formed the "Farmers for Thad" coalition to support Cochran, who is ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Danny Murphy, chairman of the American Soybean Association, is leading the effort with fellow farmer Jeremy Jack.

“Agriculture is a huge part of Mississippi’s economy,” Murphy said. “It employs almost a third of all Mississippians and contributes $7.5 billion to our state’s economy. Throughout his 30-plus years as our senator, Thad Cochran has kept Mississippi agriculture ...

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