By Randy Knight, President MFBF
The Picayune Item
JACKSON, Miss. —
As a member of the agricultural community that provides food and fiber for the 98% of the population that is not involved in farming, I want to thank all of you for your support of this most vital industry in Mississippi.
One of the many things that makes America the greatest country on earth is the ability of our farmers to provide food, shelter, and clothing to us at a much more affordable price than citizens of most any other country in the world. It’s been said that as agriculture goes, so goes the economy. That’s particularly true here in Mississippi. Ag income turns over at least seven times in the rural economy, keeping local businesses like hardware stores, tractor dealerships, co-ops, and many others afloat.
Randy Knight, President
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation