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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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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Trade between Mississippi and India

Big plans for the New Year! In just two weeks, Gov. Bryant, Glenn McCullough Jr., I and other Mississippi officials will welcome the newly appointed Consul General of India to Mississippi. India is the world’s fastest growing country, soon to overtake China in population. It is also the world’s most populous democracy, a nuclear power and…

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Wild Hogs

Wild hogs are a nuisance in all 82 counties of Mississippi. Earlier today we hosted a meeting of the Beaver and Wild Hog Control Advisory Board. Attendees today included legislative leaders Chairmen Bill Pigott and Scott Bounds, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture, Mississippi Farm Bureau, Mississippi State University Extension Service, the Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and…

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Some Thoughts About Our Legislature and The Legislative Session.

Some Thoughts About Our Legislature and The Legislative Session. It’s hard to believe, but the 2019 legislative session will be here before we know it. As we head into Christmastime, we should remember to thank our local legislators, our Mississippi House and Senate members. Right now they are balancing the holidays with preparing to spend…

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Lazy Acre Christmas Tree Farm

Visited Lazy Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Chunky, Newton County today! Brought back a surprise #GenuineMS Christmas Tree to headquarters, the main office of your Department of Agriculture and Commerce! Thanks to my friend Michael May of Lazy Acres.

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Andy Gipson for Ag Commissioner

I, Andy Gipson, am pleased to announce that I will stand for reelection as your Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. As when you elected me to the Legislature in 2007, I promise you I will continue to move forward with integrity, leadership and vision for the next generation. I will always stand for what’s right…

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