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THANK YOU for the opportunity to serve you as your Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce for the last four years.

Under my leadership and with help from the agency staff and industry experts, we have accomplished a lot in increasing consumer protection, expanding markets for farmers, providing opportunities for economic development, and maintaining a safe affordable food supply for Mississippi families. If re-elected, I plan to build on what we have already accomplished, explore emerging technologies in agriculture, continue to strengthen our partnership with federal and state government agencies, and increase agency participation with industry associations and agricultural entities that directly affect Mississippi agriculture and consumer protection.

– Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture

Farm Bureau Award

Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith was the recipient of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award. The award is the highest honor Farm Bureau bestows on an individual, and it is reserved for someone who has truly made a difference in the lives of Mississippi farmers.

South Texas Border Security Tour

In 2014, Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith and eight other agriculture commissioners from around the country toured the border security operations in the Rio Grande Valley. The purpose of this tour was to raise awareness about border security, gather information on the need for federal action to reform the nation’s broken immigration system, protect legitimate trade, and provide a snapshot about the reality of life along the Texas/Mexico border.

Blair E. Batson Hospital

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith visited patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital during the Dixie National ‘Rodeo. Commissioner Hyde-Smith was joined by Lecile Harris, the world-famous rodeo clown, the Express Clydesdales, and the Rodeo Queens as they brought a part of Dixie National to the children at the hospital. Each child received a cowboy hat and a commemorative Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo 50th Anniversary bandana. The patients also had the opportunity to interact with and get autographs from Lecile the Clown and Rodeo Queens in addition to meeting the 2,000 pound Clydesdale horses. The visits provide an opportunity of bringing the celebrities and part of the excitement of the Dixie National Rodeo to those who were not physically able to make it to one of the shows.