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Commissioner Cindy Hyde-SmithCommissioner of Agriculture and Commerce

Mississippi welcomes Cindy Hyde-Smith as the newly elected Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. » Learn more

ico_ms_agMississippi Agriculture Snapshot

Agriculture is Mississippi’s number one industry, employing approximately 30% of the state’s work force either directly or indirectly. » Mississippi Agriculture Snapshot

#Mississippi Market Bulletin

Your best source for information, equipment, plants and seeds and anything related to Mississippi Agriculture. Read an issue or learn how to advertise. » Learn More

#Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Discover Mississippi’s proud agricultural legacy as you step back in time. Near one of the busiest intersections in Jackson, Mississippi you can park your vehicle, walk across a rustic bridge, and enter a bygone era. » Learn More

#Mississippi Coliseum and State Fairgrounds

Find more information on the State Fair, Concerts, Livestock Shows, Rodeos, Conventions & other events. » More info

#Mississippi Farmers Market

The Mississippi Farmers Market in Jackson is the place to go for the freshest fruits and vegetables that are grown across our great state. The Mississippi Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. » More Info

#Mississippi AgriTourism

For information about all U-Pick Operations, Farmers’ Markets, Agricutural Meetings, and Festivals as well as a list of all farms that are open for onsite visits. » More info

#Farmers Market Nutrition Program

This program expands farmers markets, increases consumption of fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables, and provides benefits to low-income, nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. » Learn more

#Online Services and Mobile Apps

Download mobile apps for farmers market, state fair, and Dixie National Rodeo. You can also select online services to make payments online, purchase Market Bulletin subscriptions, pay various fees and fines, and renew or obtain new permits and licenses. » Learn more

#Market Development

The Market Development Division is dedicated to promoting and heightening the public’s awareness of Mississippi ‘s agriculture commodities and the farmers and ranchers who produce them. » Learn More

#Keep Mississippi Beautiful

Honor or remember someone dear to you by becoming a sponsor of the “Avenue of Magnolias” project. » Full Story

#Mississippi Market Maker

The program assists Mississippi agricultural producers in finding markets for their commodities and in providing an important link between producers and consumers. » More info

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News & Events

Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces Ledlow As New Director of Bureau of Plant Industry

07/27/2017

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith announced Michael Ledlow as the new director of the Bureau of Plant Industry for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) effective immediately…. MORE

Mississippi Specialty Food Company Wins Award During Trade Show

07/13/2017

Several Mississippi specialty food companies recently exhibited their products at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show hosted by the Specialty Food Association in New York City, where one of the companies brought home a 2017 Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation (sofi) Award…. MORE

Celebrate National Catfish Day on June 25 with U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

06/23/2017

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce encourage Mississippians and Americans everywhere to celebrate National Catfish Day on Sunday, June 25, by cooking up a favorite catfish dish with Mississippi Farm-Raised or U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish….. MORE

Farm Market Prices

» View current Mississippi Farm Market Prices for CATTLE, GRAIN and CATFISH. » View historical Mississippi TIMBER prices.

Public Accountability

Proposed Regulations

Citizens can review the proposed regulations and offer input on all proposed rules. To contact our office please call 1.800.551.1830 or 601.359.1100.

Mississippi Accountability & Transparency Act

Transparency in Mississippi Government is a concerted effort to provide visibility, openness, and accessibility to state government financial activity for Mississippi taxpayers as mandated by the State Legislature. As part of our continuing effort to set new standards for transparency and accountability in state government, you can view a variety of financial data. » More Info.