Cotton, Catfish, and Cochran: Mississippi’s Place in US Agricultural Policy

Cotton, Catfish, and Cochran: Mississippi’s Place in US Agricultural Policy

September 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Cook Library Art Gallery
Contact:
Jennifer Brannock jennifer.brannock@usm.edu 601.266.4347

Weinberg will discuss the ways in which the agricultural interests of Mississippi have been influenced by the US Government and how, in turn, these interests have shaped US agricultural policy. Much of this relationship is defined by the legacy of powerful legislators such as John Stennis, Jamie Whitten, and now Thad Cochran. We will learn how their presence has impacted Mississippi and what the future holds for our state’s biggest industry.Weinberg is originally from Asheville, North Carolina and spent five years working on Agriculture Policy for the U.S. House of Representatives. After a myriad of “agricultural adventures” at North Carolina State University,

Weinberg received his PhD in International Relations from UNC-Chapel Hill and has been an assistant professor of political science at Southern Miss since 2012. His primary research interests are international agriculture trade policy and United States farm policy.

This official bicentennial project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the Mississippi Development Authority.

For more information, contact Jennifer Brannock at 601.266.4347 or Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu.