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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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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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MS Flooding

Farmers and communities throughout north Mississippi especially in the north Delta are experiencing an unprecedented flash flood disaster. These photos were published by Delta Council last week, and even more farms were flooded after these were taken. I’ve requested relief by Gov. Reeves and USDA but in the meantime MEMA is conducting damage assessments. If…

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Statement regarding another hack job – this time on the meat supply

My statement on the news of yet another hack job – this time on meat supply. Like the cyberattack on a petroleum pipeline last month, the cyberattack on JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processors, and its temporary shutdown of operations illustrates the vulnerability of our global meat supply to these types of terrorism….

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New Trade Mart to Host Mississippi’s Largest-Ever Outdoor Show; Coliseum to Host Concert in Conjunction with August Event

Attention all Mississippi wildlife, outdoor and country music enthusiasts! New Trade Mart to Host Mississippi’s Largest-Ever Outdoor Show; Coliseum to Host Concert in Conjunction with August Event The first annual Mississippi Ag & Outdoor Expo, the largest outdoor show to ever be held in Mississippi, will be held August 6-8, 2021, at the new Mississippi…

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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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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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Here’s some good news for your Saturday: Following conclusion of the 2019 Dixie National Rodeo, Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson announced that ticket sales for the rodeo grossed $926,000, setting an all-time record and beating the prior record by 7.5 percent. This amount does not include Dixie National Rodeo sponsorships of over $200,000, putting…

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