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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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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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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 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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Ag Commissioner Gipson Elected President of the Southern U.S. Trade Association

Honored to be serving in this new role to further promote Mississippi’s greatest industry! Ag Commissioner Gipson Elected President of the Southern U.S. Trade Association JACKSON, Miss. – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson was elected to serve as President of the Southern U.S. Trade Association. SUSTA works cooperatively with the United States Department…

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Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Presents Mustard Seed Easter Eggs to First Lady Reeves

Honored to be part of this very special event today, hosted at the Governor’s Mansion with First Lady Elee Reeves. Some very special young people crafted these beautiful Easter eggs. Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Presents Mustard Seed Easter Eggs to First Lady Reeves JACKSON, Miss. – Today, the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board hosted an Easter…

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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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