AG Blog

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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Dixie National Celebrates Lecile Harris

Dixie National Celebrates the Life of Longtime Rodeo Performer Lecile Harris with Memorial Processional at State Fairgrounds JACKSON, Miss. – Today, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will host a memorial processional for the late Lecile Harris, professional rodeo clown and longtime performer at the Dixie…

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Another Generation

Good Friday morning! Snapped this picture this morning of our oldest son Joe. He is such a huge help to me these days, like putting out hay on a frosty morning. And this old tractor is on its third generation of Gipson operators. It’s done its share of work over the years too. Have a…

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Project – Phase 2

Phase 2, Mulching: Looking better but not done, but we can imagine the hardwoods putting on leaves, and growing native grass: big and little bluestem, indiangrass, switchgrass, and a few native wildflowers we are planting on the open ridges and in bottoms.

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My Project

I have never been one to shy away from a good project, especially one on the farm for making memories with the kids. This year brings a long awaited project for the Gipson family: Clearing the pine timber off a section of our property, leaving the hardwoods and planting native Mississippi prairie grass in the…

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Here’s some good news for your Saturday: Following conclusion of the 2019 Dixie National Rodeo, Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson announced that ticket sales for the rodeo grossed $926,000, setting an all-time record and beating the prior record by 7.5 percent. This amount does not include Dixie National Rodeo sponsorships of over $200,000, putting…

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ATP Trade Expansion Program to Benefit Mississippi Producers

We have some very exciting news to share today regarding our new #GenuineMS agricultural trade expansion initiative. For the next three years we have developed and are rolling out a strategic plan to promote Mississippi’s commodities, including for the first time, our southern yellow pine. You can read our full Press Release below: STATE OF…

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