AG Blog

The State Fair is here!

SCHEDULE OF STATE FAIR EVENTS, Friday October 7, Saturday October 8th and Sunday October 9th! Commissioner Gipson invites everyone to attend the 163rd Mississippi State Fair and announces the schedule of Mississippi State Fair events taking place today, Friday, October 7, through Sunday, October 9, 2022. All events take place on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds….

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Fake Meat is not “all that”.

American consumers are catching on that Fake Meat is not all it’s cracked up to be. As an ultraprocessed food product filled with layers of chemicals, we shouldn’t be surprised. I’m sticking with eating real meat and supporting our hardworking farmers who raise our REAL Beef, Poultry Catfish and Pork, and I encourage you to…

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Blessed Day…

Mark this day down: By God’s grace, Mississippi’s pro-life law literally changed history! “Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.” United States Supreme Court, June 24, 2022.  

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Second Amendment

I commend the United States Supreme Court for striking down New York’s unconstitutionally restrictive concealed carry laws. Law abiding Mississippians, and all law abiding Americans have the constitutional right to keep and bear arms for the protection of ourselves and our families. That’s why we have the Second Amendment, and why we passed House Bill…

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Mississippi Farm Marketplace

Farmers statewide can now register at no cost to sell direct to consumers during the growing season, through the Mississippi Farm Marketplace! As an online service to Mississippi Farmers and Consumers, we founded the Mississippi Farm Marketplace where producers can list all types of agricultural products and foods for sale directly to consumers. Farmers can…

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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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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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Important Update for MS Livestock Producers

Important Update for Mississippi Livestock Producers: Ryegrass and Fall Forage Seed Supplies Expected to be Tight Due to Logistic Challenges The past year has brought about several record-breaking shortages and delays for consumers. We’ve seen worker shortages in our meat packing plants and restaurants, delays within our petroleum industry and now it appears we will…

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