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MS Agriculture Youth Council

I am super excited to be launching the new Mississippi Agriculture Youth Council! Details below. Share this with Junior students who are fired up about Mississippi Agriculture! Our young people ARE our State’s future. The goal of this Council, comprised of youth leaders from around the state, is to provide students interested in the agriculture…

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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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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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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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