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Ag Commissioner Gipson Elected President of the Southern U.S. Trade Association

June 7, 2021

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…

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Statement regarding another hack job – this time on the meat supply

June 1, 2021

My statement on the news of yet another hack job – this time on meat supply. Like the cyberattack on a petroleum pipeline last month, the cyberattack on JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processors, and its temporary shutdown of operations illustrates the vulnerability of our global meat supply to these types of terrorism.…

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New Trade Mart to Host Mississippi’s Largest-Ever Outdoor Show; Coliseum to Host Concert in Conjunction with August Event

May 20, 2021

Attention all Mississippi wildlife, outdoor and country music enthusiasts! New Trade Mart to Host Mississippi’s Largest-Ever Outdoor Show; Coliseum to Host Concert in Conjunction with August Event The first annual Mississippi Ag & Outdoor Expo, the largest outdoor show to ever be held in Mississippi, will be held August 6-8, 2021, at the new Mississippi…

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Conservative Leadership Matters.

April 17, 2021

Conservative Leadership Matters. If you’re like me, you’ve been concerned about President Joe Biden’s executive gun control orders. It’s a reminder why conservative Mississippi leadership and state policy is crucial. This photo was taken April 15, 2016: Barack Obama was President and threatening to ban certain types of common ammunition by executive order. I was…

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GIPSON: Worker Shortages Threaten Commerce, Supply and Distribution Chains

April 15, 2021

“America, let’s all get back to work.” Read my article published today, in Y’all Politics, on what I believe is one of the gravest threats America faces in the near future: Worker Shortages Threaten Commerce, Supply and Distribution Chains by Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson https://yallpolitics.com/…/worker-shortages-threaten…/

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"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

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"There is no greater investment we can make than investing in our young people,
the next generation of Mississippi’s Ag leaders."

Commissioner Andy Gipson

 

Supporting Our Local Farmers

Commissioner Gipson spent his first six months in office visiting with farmers throughout Mississippi and is implementing a farmer-based agenda to open more opportunities for Mississippi’s producers, large and small. Under Commissioner Gipson’s leadership, in 2018 the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce launched a new branding and promotional campaign, “Genuine MS.”  The entire program is farmer-focused, locally based and geared toward promoting Mississippi’s agricultural products grown, raised, crafted and made here in the Magnolia State.  You can check it out at genuinems.com.  While connecting local consumers to local producers, this program is building a database for the expansion of trade of Mississippi’s products around the world. 

Investing in Our Next Generation

Commissioner Gipson believes that the greatest investment we can make is in our young people, the next generation of leaders in Mississippi’s agricultural industry.  That’s why in 2018, Commissioner Gipson launched the Genuine MS Workforce Development Internship Program through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture.  By connecting Mississippi students with their agriculture-related interests, your Department of Agriculture and Commerce is providing real world experience with the goal that our young people stay and succeed in Mississippi.  Students interested in finding a career in Mississippi agriculture can go to the MS Dept. of Agriculture/Employment Opportunties and click on the Workforce Development Internship Program to complete the form.

Expanding Trade and Investment Opportunities

Commissioner Gipson has worked tirelessly to expand trade and investment opportunities in support of Mississippi’s farmers, ranchers and landowners. Under his leadership, Mississippi’s agricultural exports are growing in new and expanded markets, including strengthening Mississippi’s relationship with growing democracies around the world. From poultry and timber, to cotton, soybeans and corn, Mississippi is well-positioned to capitalize on expanded exports. In addition, Commissioner Gipson has made timber market development a key component of his administration. As a result, your Department of Agriculture and Commerce has a dedicated staff focusing on timber market and other investments in Mississippi.