AG Blog

We are so excited about all our internship and externship programs, and this year we are proud to be working with Jessica Everett, our excellent Graduate Extern from Newton County! March 30, 2022 JACKSON, Miss. – Today, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson recognized Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) student Jessica Everett…

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From Taiwan to Mississippi

What a great privilege to welcome to Mississippi our dear friends from Taiwan including Director General Robert Lo of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston. Mississippi and Taiwan are great allies and agricultural trade partners and we plan to grow our relationship going forward. I was glad to pin a “GenuineMS” lapel pin…

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Agriculture Day

Appreciate Gov. Tate Reeves proclaiming Agriculture Day in Mississippi, as part of National Ag Week. Read more about it and get details on our new Mississippi school and community garden initiatives at https://agnet.mdac.ms.gov/msMarkets/uploads/867.pdf. Join me this morning on SuperTalk Mississippi, the Paul Gallo show at 8:05 a.m. for some Ag and Commerce news and updates.

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MS AG WORKS

Today we launched MS Ag Works, a new online portal to connect Mississippi farmers and ranchers with workers to help keep Mississippi agriculture strong! Press Release: Commissioner Andy Gipson announced the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is launching MS AgWorks, a new online employment portal dedicated to connecting Mississippi farmers and ranchers with potential…

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MS State Fair and Livestock Show!

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…

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Mississippi Farmers Market

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/  

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Important Update for MS Livestock Producers

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…

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MS Flooding

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…

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

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

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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