AG Blog

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

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.

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

“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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Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Bill

A huge thanks to the Mississippi Legislature for passing SB 2825! In addition to modernizing Mississippi’s transportation enforcement by transferring authority to the Highway Patrol, the bill includes $89 million in additional funding for the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund. Let’s keep Agriculture and Commerce rolling in Mississippi!

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Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Presents Mustard Seed Easter Eggs to First Lady Reeves

Honored to be part of this very special event today, hosted at the Governor’s Mansion with First Lady Elee Reeves. Some very special young people crafted these beautiful Easter eggs. Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Presents Mustard Seed Easter Eggs to First Lady Reeves JACKSON, Miss. – Today, the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board hosted an Easter…

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MS Agriculture Youth Council

I am super excited to be launching the new Mississippi Agriculture Youth Council! Details below. Share this with Junior students who are fired up about Mississippi Agriculture! Our young people ARE our State’s future. The goal of this Council, comprised of youth leaders from around the state, is to provide students interested in the agriculture…

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Shop your local farmer’s market!

As Mississippi’s farmers market season is upon us, it is a great time to remember we can build our own natural immunity by eating fresh healthy foods high in Vitamin C, D, complex B vitamins, and zinc. In addition to making you healthier your body will be better equipped to fight off colds and viruses,…

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Spring Farm Days!

We are excited to once again be hosting our Annual Spring Farm Days at the Mississippi Ag Museum this Thursday through Saturday!! For many of you, this will be your family’s first opportunity to see our all new Children’s Barnyard with all our farm animals! Details below. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is hosting…

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The phasing out of state income tax

Today the Mississippi House overwhelmingly passed House Bill 1439, a bill that would gradually phase out the state income tax. The 308 page bill also increases state sales tax by an additional 2.5 percent on essentially all retail purchases in Mississippi, making the default sales tax rate 9.5 percent and increasing sales tax rates on…

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“The right to keep and bear arms … shall not be infringed…”

“The right to keep and bear arms … shall not be infringed…” This is an important update about your rights to carry a weapon to protect yourself and your family in Mississippi. No state agency should be able to strip your rights to lawfully carry, especially as an instructor-certified concealed carry permit holder. Very soon…

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