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11-26-19 Agriculture Commissioner Gipson Promotes Mississippi Christmas Trees
11-25-19 The Mississippi Farmers Market Hosts ‘Merry Market’
11-22-19 Homestead for the Holidays at the Mississippi Ag Museum
11-20-19 Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force Holds Final Meeting
11-19-19 Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force to Convene November 20
11-15-19 Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson to be keynote speaker at “Salute to Our Heroes” Boots and Suits Gala benefitting the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
11-07-19 Plaintiffs Withdraw “Hogwash” Lawsuit Against Mississippi’s Meat Law
10-25-19 Commissioner Gipson Presents Mannsdale Upper Elementary with School Garden Grant
10-23-19 Small Town, Mississippi, Comes to Life at Harvest Festival
10-22-19 Media Advisory – Commissioner Andy Gipson to Visit Mannsdale Upper Elementary School to Present School Garden Grant
10-22-19 Ag Theft Investigation Leads to Recovery of Stolen Cattle in Benton County
10-16-19 The Mississippi Farmers Market Hosts First Annual Pumpkin Festival
10-14-19 Commissioner Gipson Announces State Fair’s Horse Pull Winners. Winners Included Participants from Tippah, Jackson and Pontotoc Counties
10-14-19 Commissioner Gipson Announces State Fair’s Mule Pull Winners. Winners Included Participants from Union, Rankin, Jasper and Pontotoc Counties
10-14-19 Commissioner Gipson Announces State Fair’s Pony Pull Winners. Winners Included Participants from Lee, Tippah, Itawamba and Pontotoc Counties
10-10-19 Media Advisory – The Horse, Mule and Pony Pull at the Mississippi State Fair
10-10-19 Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Announces Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
10-05-19 Commissioner Andy Gipson Announces ‘Wild Hog Challenge’ Winners at State Fair
10-04-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson Announces New Staff at MDAC
10-01-19 New Outdoors, Conservation, Wildlife and Agriculture Expo Announced for 2020
10-01-19 Media Advisory – Ag Commissioner Gipson to Announce ‘Wild Hog Challenge’ Winner at State Fair
09-30-19 Media Advisory – Ribbon Cutting Marks Grand Opening of the 160th Mississippi State Fair
09-27-19 Changes to Traffic Pattern for Mississippi State Fair Announced
09-27-19 Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Hosts Annual Pumpkin Adventure in October
09-25-19 Media Advisory – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson to Address the Pearl River County Farm Bureau Annual Membership Meeting
09-25-19 Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force Holds Second Meeting
09-23-19 Media Advisory – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson to Address Cattle Producers
09-20-19 Media Advisory – Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force to Convene September 25
09-19-19 Taiwan Delegation Signs Letters of Intent to Purchase Mississippi Crops
09-17-19 Media Advisory – Ag Commissioner Gipson previews Annual Safe Horse Auction and Equine Fair
09-16-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson Joins President Trump in Recognizing National Farm Safety and Health Week
09-12-19 Commissioner Gipson Announces State Fair’s ‘Great Pumpkin Search’
09-11-19 Commissioner Gipson Announces State Fair’s Horse, Mule and Pony Pull
09-06-19 Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Statement on “Meat” and “Meat Food Product” Labeling Law and Proposed Rules
09-04-19 Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Hosts Genuine MS Podcast Featuring Guests from Collins, Chunky and Wiggins
09-03-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson Announces New Staff at MDAC
08-27-19 Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Hosts Genuine MS Podcast Featuring Guests from Tylertown and Ruth
08-23-19 MDAC Accepting Applications for School Garden Grant Program
08-22-19 Southern Yellow Pine Log Trade Mission Coming to Mississippi
08-21-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson Testifies before the Mississippi River Commission
08-20-19 Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Hosts Genuine MS Podcast Featuring Guests from Charleston, Ridgeland and Shaw
08-15-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson to address annual meeting of the Mississippi International Harvester Collectors Club 44 during the 1st Annual Antique Engine, Tractor, Truck and Equipment Show
08-13-19 Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Hosts Genuine MS Podcast Featuring Guests from New Albany, Oxford and Collins
08-13-19 Smith County Miniature Donkey Deaths Solved
08-09-19 Commissioner Andy Gipson Announces State Fair’s Indoor Ice Skating Rink
08-05-19 Commissioner Gipson Hosts Genuine MS PodcastFeaturing Guests from Yazoo City, Jackson and Swiftown
08-02-19 Commissioner Gipson Presents the Commissioner’s Cup at Neshoba County Fair
08-02-19 Commissioner Gipson Celebrates National Farmers Market Week
07-31-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson Announces ‘Wild Hog Challenge’ at Neshoba County Fair
07-29-19 Commissioner Gipson Hosts Genuine MS PodcastFeaturing Guests from Canton, Philadelphia and Ackerman
07-26-19 MDAC Certifies Farmers Markets in 27 Counties across the State
07-26-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson Reminds Farmers to Sign Up for Market Facilitation Program
07-24-19 Commissioner Gipson Hosts Genuine MS Podcast Featuring Guests from Flora, Lena, Jackson, Madison and Poplarville
07-19-19 President of Southern Mississippi Trading Hosts Leaders of State’s Timber Industry
07-19-19 Ag Commissioner Gipson Visits Nature’s Gourmet Farm in Petal
07-11-19 Genuine MS Celebrates One Year Anniversary
07-08-19 Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force Holds First Meeting
07-03-19 Media Advisory – Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force to Convene July 8
07-03-19 Commissioner Gipson Hosts Newly Launched Genuine MS Summer Series Podcast
07-02-19 MDAC Completes On-Farm Readiness Reviews to Ensure Food Safety
06-21-19 Ag Commissioner Cuts Ribbon on New Exhibit Barn at Ag Museum
06-18-19 Ag Theft Investigation Leads to Recovery of Stolen Cattle by MS Department of Agriculture
06-17-19 Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum to Cut Ribbon on New Exhibit Barn
06-10-19 State Employee Day at the Mississippi Farmers Market
06-10-19 Nature’s Gourmet Farm Expanding to Become USDA Approved Facility
06-03-19 Commissioner Gipson Announces Brian Perry as Chief of Staff
05-30-19 Statement from Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson on Passing of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran
05-09-19 Out-of-State Interests Mobilizing Against Mississippi’s Working Forests
04-23-19 Agriculture Commissioner Gipson to Chair Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force
04-19-19 The Incredible Egg Reveals How to Celebrate Easter in Your Personal Entertaining Style
04-18-19 Agriculture Commissioner Gipson Launches County Correspondents Program to Strengthen Statewide Communication across Counties
04-17-19 Mississippi Agriculture andForestry Museum Foundation Hosts Lane of Lanterns Benefit Dinner
04-15-19 Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Presents Mustard Seed Easter Eggs to First Lady Deborah Bryant
04-11-19 Horses for Handicapped Returns to the State Fairgrounds April 15-18
04-08-19 The Mississippi Forestry Association Presents Monetary Donation to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation
04-04-19 Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Hosts Easter Egg Hunt at MS Ag Museum
03-12-19 March 14 Proclaimed as Agriculture Day in State of Mississippi
03-11-19 MDAC Accepting Applications for Specialty Crop Block Grant & Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
02-22-19 MDAC Accepting Applications for School Garden Grant Program
02-20-19 2019 Dixie National Rodeo Breaks Record in Ticket Sales
02-07-19 Sale of Junior Champions Celebrates 50 Years
02-06-19 ATP Trade Expansion Program to Benefit Mississippi Producers
02-06-19 Downtown Jackson Saddles Up For 2019 Dixie National Parade
02-05-19 Media Advisory – Press Conference to Kick-Off the 50th Sale of Junior Champions
02-05-19 Agriculture Commissioner Gipson Kicks-off the 54th Dixie National Rodeo
02-05-19 Press Conference to Kick-Off the 54th Annual Dixie National Rodeo
01-25-19 Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum Breaks Ground for Children’s Barn
01-22-19 Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum Breaks Ground for Children’s Barn
01-16-19 Ag Commissioner Commends USDA Decision to Open Certain FSA Offices during Shutdown
12-12-18 Agriculture Commissioner Applauds Farm Bill and WOTUS Developments
12-05-18 Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Exploring Water’s Environmental and Cultural Impact Coming to Jackson
12-03-18 Agriculture Commissioner Gipson Submits Comments on Regulation of Cell-Cultured Food Products
11-28-18 Homestead for the Holidays at the Mississippi Ag Museum
11-20-18 Agriculture Commissioner Promotes Mississippi Christmas Trees
11-13-18 Mississippi Counties Designated Disaster Areas by USDA
10-30-18 Small Town, Mississippi, Comes to Life at Harvest Festival
10-23-18 MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce Receives Specialty Crop Block Grant
10-18-18 Ag Commissioner Gipson Hosts Meeting with EPA Region 4 Administrator
10-10-18 Ag Commissioner Gipson Applauds Efforts in Development of Endangered Species Act Amendments
10-02-18 Changes to Traffic Pattern for Mississippi State Fair Announced
10-01-18 Ribbon Cutting Marks Grand Opening of the 159th Mississippi State Fair
09-18-18 Agriculture Commissioner Gipson Gives Summary of Farm Listening Tour
08-14-18 Stolen Equipment Investigation Leads to Recovery by MS Department of Agriculture
08-14-18 Southern United States Trade Association Accepting Applications For 2019 Market Access Program
08-06-18 Commissioner Gipson Celebrates National Farmers Market Week
08-02-18 Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson Addresses the Neshoba County Fair
07-20-18 Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson Hosts Annual SASDA Meeting
07-17-18 Mississippi State Fair Announces Concerts
07-10-18 Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson Announces New State Branding Program
07-06-18 Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson to Announce New State Branding Program
06-15-18 Commissioner Gipson Announces Hutton New Mississippi Fair Commission Executive Director
06-07-18 Agriculture Commissioner Gipson Elected To NASDA Board Of Directors
04-27-18 MDAC Announces Upcoming Workshop for Farmers Market Managers
04-18-18 Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation Hosts Benefit Dinner With Mississippi Chefs
04-02-18 Andy Gipson Sworn In As Eighth Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
03-19-18 MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce Accepting Applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant
03-09-18 MDAC Releases Question & Answer Guide on Auxin Herbicide Compliance
03-08-18 Mississippi Fair Commission Breaks Ground on the New Mississippi Trade Mart
03-06-18 Mississippi Trade Mart Groundbreaking
02-07-18 Downtown Jackson Gears Up For 2018 Dixie National Parade
01-23-18 American Egg Board Launches Incredible! FFA Chapter Contest
12-18-17 Dixie National Rodeo Ticket Sales and Entertainment Announced
11-28-17 Ag Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces Website to Find Local Christmas Tree Farms
11-17-17 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces International Marketing Seminar
11-13-17 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Applauds Efforts towards Needed Tax Reform
10-25-17 Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce And Mississippi Department of Education Celebrate Farm to School Week With USDA At Highland Bluff Elementary School
10-13-17 October Marks High Season For Agritourism Industry
09-29-17 Highland Bluff Elementary School Celebrates Farm to School Week with MDAC and MDE
09-29-17 Changes to Traffic Pattern for Mississippi State Fair Announced
09-19-17 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Joins President Trump In Recognizing National Farm Safety And Health Week
08-26-17 MDAC Accepting Applications for School Garden Grant Program
08-25-17 MDAC Offers Cost-Share Program for Farmers Obtaining Food Safety Certification
08-09-17 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Celebrates National Farmers Market Week
08-02-17 Incredible Mornings Start With Incredible Eggs
07-27-17 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces Ledlow As New Director of Bureau of Plant Industry
07-13-17 Mississippi Specialty Food Company Wins Award During Trade Show
06-23-17 Celebrate National Catfish Day on June 25 with U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish
05-12-17 Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation Hosts Farm To Table Benefit Event
05-03-17 Cooking Channel Features Mississippi State Fair on Carnival Eats Season 4
04-11-17 Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Presents Mustard Seed Easter Eggs to
First Lady Deborah Bryant
04-05-17 MS Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for the Specialty Crop Grant
04-03-17 Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce Hosted National Ag Day Celebration at the Farmers Market
04-03-17 MS Ag Museum Hosts Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Easter Egg Hunt
03-21-17 MS Ag Museum Officially Opens Small Town Sawmill’s New Amenities
03-15-17 MS Ag Museum Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Small Town Sawmill
03-09-17 MS Ag Museum to Come to Life During Spring Farm Days
02-06-17 Downtown Jackson Makes Way for 2017 Dixie National Parade
01-31-17 MS Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for Federal-State
Marketing Improvement Program
01-13-17 Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Works to Protect Grain Sorghum & Cotton Producers
12-08-16 Mississippi Ag Museum Brings in Holiday Season with Country Christmas
11-07-16 Small Town, Mississippi, Comes to Life at Harvest Festival
10-19-16 Mississippi Farmers Market to Celebrate Fall Harvest
10-17-16 2016 Mississippi State Fair Sets Attendance Record
10-11-16 Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and Mississippi Department of Education Celebrate Farm to School Week at Highland Bluff Elementary School
10-05-16 157th Mississippi State Fair Opening Ceremony
10-04-16 Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum’s Pumpkin Adventure
10-04-16 Highland Bluff Elementary School Celebrates Farm to School Week with MDAC and MDE
08-16-16 Potts Camp Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Use of Pesticide
08-15-16 Rosetti Recognized as 2016 “Top Cop” by Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
08-09-16 Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces National Farmers Market Week
08-08-16 Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Named to Class of the Country’s Top Outstanding Political Female Leaders
06-10-16 Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces Exemption That Protects Cotton Producers
06-10-16 Mississippi Farmers Market Celebrates 11 Years on High Street
06-02-16 Mississippi Farmers Market on High Street Extends Days of Operation
05-26-16 Stolen Equipment Investigation Leads to Recovery by MS Department of Agriculture
05-24-16 Ag Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces School Garden Grant Program
05-19-16 Agricultural Promotions Bill Signed by Governor
05-12-16 Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Works to Protect Grain Sorghum Producers
04-26-16 MS Ag Museum Comes to Life at Spring Farm Days and Farm-to-Table Event
04-21-16 Ag Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces New Farmers Market Grant Program
04-11-16 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Aims to Protect Homes from Invasive Ant Species
03-29-16 MS Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for the Specialty Crop Grant and the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
03-21-16 Ag Museum Hosts Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Easter Egg Hunt
03-17-16 Mississippi Farmers Market and Galloway United Methodist Church Children’s Center Celebrate National Ag Day
02-01-16 Lee Brice to Stand-In for Tyler Farr at the 2016 Dixie National Rodeo
01-22-16 Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Seeks Artists for Easter Egg Competition
11-10-15 Small Town Comes to Life at Harvest Festival
08-18-15 Mississippi Farmers Market Transitions to Off-Season Schedule
07-31-15 Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces National Farmers Market Week
07-08-15 Unplug and Rediscover Old-Fashioned Fun at the Ag Museum’s Country Fair
06-02-15 First Annual Mississippi Ag and Forestry Expo to be Held at MS Ag Museum
06-02-15 Mississippi Farmers Market Celebrates 10 Years on High Street with Birthday Bash
05-28-15 Mississippi Farmers Market to Extend Days of Operation
05-12-15 Ag Museum Foundation and Southern AgCredit Announce June 12 “Raising the Barn” Outdoor Benefit Concert
04-23-15 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Built to Amaze! Entertained Visitors and Made Presentation at Ag Museum
04-09-15 MS Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for Marketing Improvement Program
03-24-15 Mississippi Farmers Market “Lettuce Garden” Event Encourages Shoppers to Begin Spring Gardening
03-23-15 Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Works to Protect Grain Sorghum Producers
03-19-15 Workshop for Fruit and Vegetable Growers interested in becoming authorized EBT retailers
03-18-15 MDAC Announces Upcoming Workshop for Farmers Market Managers
02-19-15 Ag Commissioner Brings Dixie National to Patients at Blair E. Batson
02-18-15 Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Seeks Artists for Easter Egg Competition
02-11-15 Dixie National Parade Set for February 14
02-09-15 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Continues to Protect Mississippi’s Bee Industry
02-05-15 10-Year-Old Ashland Clark Presents New Mule Harnesses to Commissioner Hyde-Smith and MS Ag Museum
01-28-15 Mississippi Farmers Market Begins 2015 Shopping Season
01-20-15 Front Porch Dance Presents Mississippi Stories in Motion- Retold to Benefit Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
01-15-15 Cattle Theft Investigation by MS Department of Agriculture Leads to Arrests
01-14-15 Upcoming Pesticide Disposal Events Scheduled for Mississippi Farmers
12-17-14 Mississippi Farmers Market Adjusts Winter Schedule
12-11-14 Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala Announced
11-17-14 Mississippi Ag Museum Adjusts Schedule after Fire and Seeks Assistance
11-14-14 Harvest Festival and Gingerbread Market Canceled Due to Mississippi Ag Museum Fire
11-07-14 Small Town, Mississippi, Comes to Life at Harvest Festival
10-22-14 Stolen Equipment Investigation in Holmes and Leake Counties Leads to Arrests
10-16-14 Equipment Theft Investigation by MS Department of Agriculture Leads to Recovery
10-09-14 Mississippi Ag Museum Hosts Pumpkin Picking Adventure
10-09-14 Mississippi Farm to School Week Celebration
10-07-14 Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Holds Ribbon Cutting for the Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Nature Trail
10-02-14 Mississippi Farmers Market Transitions to New Fall Schedule
09-29-14 MDAC Launches New Mobile App to Celebrate Agritourism Month
09-26-14 Ribbon Cutting Marks Grand Opening of the 155th Mississippi State Fair & New Features on the Mississippi State Fair Mobile App
09-26-14 Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith Hosts Tour for EPA Officials
09-16-14 NASDA Members Say “Withdraw” to EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule
08-28-14 Mississippi Farmers Market Marks Back to School Season with Farm to School Fun
08-27-14 Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
08-22-14 Mississippi Farmers Market Transitions to Fall Schedule
08-08-14 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
08-07-14 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces School Grant Program
07-02-14 Mississippi Ag Museum to Host Old Fashioned County Fair
06-23-14 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Secures Needed Insecticide for Grain Sorghum Producers
06-16-14 Mississippi Fair Commission Selects New Executive Director
06-03-14 Mississippi Farmers Market to Host 2014 Summer Kick-Off
06-02-14 Commissioner Hyde-Smith Aims to Protect Homes from Invasive Ant Species