Mark your calendars for the 2021 MISSISSIPPI STATE FAIR LIVESTOCK SHOW SCHEDULE! Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.Stall and pen assignments for early arriving lambs, steers, and breeding cattle (All stall and pen assignments to be made by show management) 1:00 p.m.Scales open for weighing market lambs, wether dams, market hair sheep, market…Read More
Had a great time promoting fresh #genuinems produce at our farmers markets on Supertalk with Rebecca Turner! Y’all support our local farmers and shop at your local Farmers Market. The Mississippi Farmers Market will be bustling on Saturday from 8 to 1. To find your local market visit https://www.mdac.ms.gov/…/farmers…/markets-mississippi/Read More
Important Update for Mississippi Livestock Producers: Ryegrass and Fall Forage Seed Supplies Expected to be Tight Due to Logistic Challenges The past year has brought about several record-breaking shortages and delays for consumers. We’ve seen worker shortages in our meat packing plants and restaurants, delays within our petroleum industry and now it appears we will…Read More
Farmers and communities throughout north Mississippi especially in the north Delta are experiencing an unprecedented flash flood disaster. These photos were published by Delta Council last week, and even more farms were flooded after these were taken. I’ve requested relief by Gov. Reeves and USDA but in the meantime MEMA is conducting damage assessments. If…Read More
Honored to be serving in this new role to further promote Mississippi’s greatest industry! Ag Commissioner Gipson Elected President of the Southern U.S. Trade Association JACKSON, Miss. – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson was elected to serve as President of the Southern U.S. Trade Association. SUSTA works cooperatively with the United States Department…Read More
"Agriculture is Mississippi’s number one industry. As your Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, my mission is to continue sowing the seeds of opportunity in the areas of workforce development, expansion of trade opportunities, and investment here locally in Mississippi’s agricultural industry. I am working hard every day to grow Mississippi’s agricultural economy, at the same time as investing valuable time and resources in developing the next generation of Mississippi’s future agricultural leaders. Working together, we will make sure the future of Mississippi agriculture will remain strong."
Commissioner Andy Gipson