AG Blog

Rediscover the conservative compass

My article in the Magnolia Tribune – it is time for Mississippians to rediscover our Conservative Compass! I am thankful to have grown up here in Mississippi. My childhood activities always focused on hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. Whether it was hunting deep in the woods of Panther Swamp or fishing for speckled trout miles…

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Birthday Wish List

Wow, today is my Birthday and I’m excited about Christmas and the the New Year. Recently I was asked for thoughts on the upcoming Legislative Session, so consider this my Birthday List for the 2023 Session! From Commissioner Andy Gipson: As a former member myself, I greatly appreciate our Mississippi Legislature; it’s a huge job…

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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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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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