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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Cochran meets with locals

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, met recently with Mississippi rice growers who were in Washington to attend USA Rice Federation meetings.


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Gibb Steele of Greenville (center) presented Cochran with a “Friend of the USA Rice Industry” award in appreciation for the Senator’s work on the 2014 farm bill, the five-year agriculture policy measure enacted on Feb. 7. Meeting with Cochran at the U.S. Capitol were (left to right): Ronnie Aguzzi of Cleveland, Curtis Berry of Tunica, Steele, Nolen Cannon of Tunica, Kirk Satterfield of Benoit, and Buddy Allen of Tunica. Rice production in Delta was valued at $141 million in 2013, ranking it among the top 10 commodities produced on Mississippi farms.

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