AG Blog

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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Are y’all ready for an old fashioned Barn Raising?

Are y’all ready for an old fashioned Barn Raising? Big day tomorrow for Mississippi children as we break ground on the new Children’s Barn and prepare to return the animals to the Ag Museum this Fall. Here’s our Media Advisory. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE ANDY GIPSON COMMISSIONER MEDIA ADVISORY For January…

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Fake Meat Update

Full house at the House Agriculture Committee meeting today. The committee passed H.B. 793 which would prohibit cell cultured, plant based, or insect based products from being labeled as meat. Call and ask your legislature member to support this legislation.  

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Your Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce

Friends, I made it official by qualifying earlier this month, and I, Andy Gipson, ask for your continued support and your vote to further the work we’ve already begun since I took office as your Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. I am a conservative Republican; a proven hard worker with a strong record of…

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#GenuineMS

Below is an article I recently penned, that was published just last week in the Mississippi Association of Supervisors statewide magazine. For all our Mississippians who live in the country like us, I felt you might like to read it, too. Thanks, Andy G. GRATEFUL TO SERVE AS YOUR AG AND COMMERCE COMMISSIONER ​It was…

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I ask for your vote!

For the fourth time during my career in public service, I made the trip to our Mississippi Republican Party headquarters to qualify to serve the good people of Mississippi, the best state in the country. I’m seeking your continued support to serve as Mississippi’s proven, experienced conservative Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Let’s keep…

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