Commissioner Cindy Hyde-SmithCommissioner of Agriculture and Commerce

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

Commissioner Receives Distinguished Service AwardCommissioner Receives Distinguished Service Award

Commissioner Hyde-Smith was honored with the Distinguished Service Award during the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s annual membership meeting in December. » Full Story.

#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.

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

#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.

#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 Saturday 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.

#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 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.

#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.

#GIS Remote Sensing Project

Through a cooperative program between the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) and the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS), Mississippi cropland maps are now available online. » More info.

#Keep Mississippi Beautiful

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

Food Safety Alerts

News & Events

Mississippi Ag Museum Brings in Holiday Season with Country Christmas


The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is hosting its annual Country Christmas on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m… MORE

Small Town, Mississippi, Comes to Life at Harvest Festival


Join the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Lakeland Drive in Jackson for a memorable experience at the annual Harvest Festival… MORE

Mississippi Farmers Market to Celebrate Fall Harvest


The Mississippi Farmers Market will celebrate the best of the fall harvest during Oktoberfest “Eggs”travaganza with the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board on Saturday, October 22, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m…. MORE

2016 Mississippi State Fair Sets Attendance Record


Fair officials announced a record attendance of 733,151 fair goers for the recently completed 2016 Mississippi State Fair. This year’s attendance is approximately four percent more than the previous record set in 2014 and an approximate13 percent increase over the 2015 attendance…… MORE

157th Mississippi State Fair Opening Ceremony


The gates to the 157th Mississippi State Fair will officially open as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith cuts the ceremonial ribbon at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at Gate 1 located at the intersection of Jefferson and Amite Streets….. MORE

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum’s Pumpkin Adventure


The Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum invites you on an educational Pumpkin Adventure on October 12-15, 19-22 and 26-28, 2016….. 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.