AG POLICY NEWS
Ag Policy Blog
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 ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
EPA: WOTUS Enforcement Begins Friday
WOTUS Injunction Rejected
Washington Insider - Thursday
Washington Insider
Clinton Offers Rural Proposals in Iowa
Washington Insider - Wednesday
Washington Insider - Tuesday
Washington Insider
Washington Insider - Monday
EPA Ag Panel Candidates Announced