As Congress is expected to move closer toward a Farm Bill this week, Rep. Gregg Harper said it was important for the counties in his district including Neshoba, which are rich in agriculture.
Mississippi’s Third District has been the number one poultry and egg production congressional district in the United States, Harper told the Philadelphia Rotary Club on Monday.
“We are hopeful that will continue,” he said. “When you look at growth, the explosion of the world population, at the needs that we have and when you look at food security issues, what state is better poised than Mississippi to help in that area?” he said.
Harper told Rotarians that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma is moving for a vote on the conference report. Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has also been involved in negotiations, he said.