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Happy Wednesday, I hope everyone has had a good week so far. I would like to notify every one of special agriculture events throughout our state coming up. This event is hosted by two NC State affiliates with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Dr. Steve Lommel and Dr. Richard Bonanno. They are holding[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week. Last Tuesday, July 26th, Governor McCrory signed the Farm Act of 2016 into law. Thank you again for everyone’s support with this piece of legislation, I am very excited and will enjoy watching the result of our hard work. Legislative Recap In the previous newsletter,[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone had a great week last week, and this one has started off well. It’s been a very hot summer, so make sure while you are accomplishing various activities across North Carolina that you keep this in the back of your mind and stay hydrated! The interim has started off productively[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July weekend. Last Friday, an effective and efficient 2016 legislative session came to a conclusion. We thank everyone for their diligent work and commitment to our great State during the session. Now that we are in the interim, I wanted to notify everyone[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week and looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July this upcoming weekend. This year is the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence! As we celebrate this weekend with fireworks, barbecue, and hopefully watermelons; I hope everyone takes a moment to remember[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week and all of the fathers had a wonderful Father’s Day this past weekend! Last week, Senate Bill160: Warsaw Veterans Day Parade was ratified and presented to Governor McCrory on Thursday, the 16th. This bill will adopt the Warsaw Veterans Day Parade as the official State[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week. I would like to start by wishing all of the fathers a Happy Father’s Day this upcoming weekend! Question of the Week Last week, I asked you about a budget provision that places a 30-year limit on leases by the State or a State agency[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a nice week. As I am sure you have heard, the Senate released the budget last week and it has been sent to the House for concurrence. If it is not agreed upon, then we will enter into a House and Senate conference. We look forward to having[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week and enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. The Senate is still working diligently to wrap up the budget before this week’s end and send it back to the House for concurrence. Question of the Week Thank you to everyone who responded to last week’s question. Last[…]
This coming Monday, May 30th 2016, is a very special day for the United States of America. Memorial Day is a National Holiday that recognizes all of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. These people hold a special place in the hearts of Americans, and their service will[…]
Good afternoon, the Senate has been working hard this week on getting the budget squared away. We hope to roll out the budget sometime next week and send it back to the House. We presented the 2016 Farm Act today where it passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture. Now it will move to the Judiciary[…]
Good afternoon! I hope everyone is having a nice week. Today, the Senate Finance Committee voted on a bill to raise the standard deduction over the next two years, which will offer tax relief to most North Carolinians by lowering their taxable income. For example, the bill would raise the standard deduction from $15,000 in[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week and had a nice Mother’s Day this past weekend. The General Assembly has been in full swing this week as committee meetings have been firing up. My staff and I have been working on getting a 2016 Farm Act together and are looking forward to[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a nice week.We have an important weekend coming up with many colleges having graduation. I would like to congratulate all the 2016 graduates and wish them the best as they start their professional life or move on to graduate school. I would also like to wish all the mothers a[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a nice week. The General Assembly started the 2016 legislative short session this Monday. It is nice to see some of my fellow legislators that I haven’t seen in a while, and also nice to welcome two new Senators: Senator Jay J. Chaudhuri and Senator Deanna Ballard, who are both replacing Senators who resigned[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week! The legislature is wrapping up its interim oversight committees this week and preparing policy recommendations to pursue in the upcoming shorty session. The legislature starts the short session on the 25th of this month and is expected to say in session for several months. The short session is usually limited to[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good week and had a nice Easter weekend. The legislature was in session last Wednesday to pass a bill dealing with Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance. I will go over the bill in the Legislation Recap section below. Question of the Week Thank you to everyone who responded to last week’s question about your experience showing a photo[…]
Good afternoon, I want to wish everyone a happy Easter weekend! I hope you are able to spend the holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. It is important to remember that we are celebrating Christ’s resurrection, and his dying for our sins. We all sin, but through Christ, our sins can be forgiven. I hope[…]
Good afternoon, I hope you’re having a great week! I want to start off by first expressing my deep condolences to the family and friends of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Since his appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1986, Justice Scalia was a steadfast advocate for the constitution and our nation’s founding documents in his exercise of jurisprudence.[…]
Good afternoon, I hope everyone is enjoying their week and fared alright in last week’s winter storm. Eastern North Carolina didn’t get much winter accumulation, but it looks like areas in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina got a good amount. I would like to thank all of our first responders, road crews, and utility workers who braved the weather conditions to keep the state[…]
North Carolina State Senator Brent Jackson is co-chairman of the Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, and the immediate past co-chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources and the Senate Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee. He is also co-chairman of the Joint Environmental Review Commission, Joint Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission and the Agriculture and Rural Caucus of the North Carolina General Assembly. Additionally, Sen. Jackson sits on the Senate Finance Committee, Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee and Senate State and Local Government Committee. In 2014, he was elected to the Legislative Board of the international organization, State Agriculture and Rural Leaders. He has been involved in agriculture for over 30 years and is the co-founder of Jackson Farming Company of Autryville.
Jackson Farming Company grows watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydews, strawberries, pumpkins, broccoli, sweet potatoes, corn, wheat, soybeans, peanuts and flue-cured tobacco. Senator Jackson owns two country grain elevators for the purpose of purchasing and storing corn, small grains and wheat from his farm and area farmers. In 2005, he expanded and built a liquid fertilizer plant, which supplies his farms and area farmers with drip fertilizer.
Senator Jackson was born in Clinton, NC in Sampson County and lives in Autryville with Debbie, his wife of 37 years. He represents Senate District 10 which includes Sampson and Duplin Counties and the southeastern part of Johnston County. He is active in his church, Union Grove Baptist Church, and is the father of three sons and grandfather of three grandchildren.