Mississippi Department of Agriculture and CommerceThe mission of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is to regulate and promote agricultural-related businesses within the state and to promote Mississippi’s products throughout both the state and the rest of the world for the benefit of all Mississippi citizens.
Farming is a stressful job. Between an ever-changing environment, policy and regulations, finances, and a public health crisis, having a career in agriculture is more stressful than ever. It is important for our farmers and their families to know that they are not alone. As a spouse, child, sibling, parent, neighbor, church member, business partner [...]
Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in our nation. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides many resources with safety guidelines and training information from Agricultural Operations, Heat Illness Prevents, Farm Safety, Grain Handling and Tree Care. “Farmworkers are at high risk for fatalities and injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced [...]
Mississippi Agriculture Safety and Mental Health Awareness Coalition
“One Decision Makes a Difference” The U.S. Department of Labor consistently lists agriculture/farm work as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs. In addition, farmer suicides are reported to be 10 times higher than the national average in other career areas. Not only is farm work physically demanding, but it can be mentally challenging [...]