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Genuine Mississippi Local Food Supply, Part 1. In the midst of what is shaping up to be a global food shortage, our #GenuineMS local food initiative is more important than ever. I encourage you to support our local farmers, local businesses, buy local food, use local processors. Mississippi farmers and ranchers are feeling the pain…

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MDAC to Host International Trade Seminar in Biloxi

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will host an international trade seminar for companies interested in learning more about export resources and assistance through the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) on Monday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Bolton Building in Biloxi, Mississippi. “This seminar is a great opportunity for…

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Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson to Address Pearl River County Cattlemen’s Association

Join me in Pearl River County tomorrow night for this exciting announcement! Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson to Address Pearl River County Cattlemen’s Association Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson will address the Pearl River County Cattlemen’s Association on Tuesday, April 12, at the Mississippi State University MAFES –White Sands Unit in Poplarville. The program…

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Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Easter Egg Presentation

Thank you First Lady of Mississippi Elee Reeves for hosting our friends at Mustard Seed for the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Annual Easter Egg Presentation. This is always such a special day for everyone! This year’s egg design theme was the museums of Mississippi! Thanks again.

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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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