AG Blog

Conservative Leadership Matters.

Conservative Leadership Matters. If you’re like me, you’ve been concerned about President Joe Biden’s executive gun control orders. It’s a reminder why conservative Mississippi leadership and state policy is crucial. This photo was taken April 15, 2016: Barack Obama was President and threatening to ban certain types of common ammunition by executive order. I was…

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GIPSON: Worker Shortages Threaten Commerce, Supply and Distribution Chains

“America, let’s all get back to work.” Read my article published today, in Y’all Politics, on what I believe is one of the gravest threats America faces in the near future: Worker Shortages Threaten Commerce, Supply and Distribution Chains by Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson https://yallpolitics.com/…/worker-shortages-threaten…/

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Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Bill

A huge thanks to the Mississippi Legislature for passing SB 2825! In addition to modernizing Mississippi’s transportation enforcement by transferring authority to the Highway Patrol, the bill includes $89 million in additional funding for the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund. Let’s keep Agriculture and Commerce rolling in Mississippi!

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The phasing out of state income tax

Today the Mississippi House overwhelmingly passed House Bill 1439, a bill that would gradually phase out the state income tax. The 308 page bill also increases state sales tax by an additional 2.5 percent on essentially all retail purchases in Mississippi, making the default sales tax rate 9.5 percent and increasing sales tax rates on…

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“The right to keep and bear arms … shall not be infringed…”

“The right to keep and bear arms … shall not be infringed…” This is an important update about your rights to carry a weapon to protect yourself and your family in Mississippi. No state agency should be able to strip your rights to lawfully carry, especially as an instructor-certified concealed carry permit holder. Very soon…

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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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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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