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.
Administrative Rules These documents are in Adobe Acrobat format. To view them, you will need the Adobe Reader software, available for download here. » 01 - Public Records Request Procedure » 02 - Procedure for Oral Proceedings on Rule-Making » 03 - Procedure for Issuing Declaratory Opinion » 04 - Ethanol » 05 - Genuine [...]
The Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce also has, by virtue of his office, the following responsibilities: Mississippi Board of Animal Health In 1968 the Legislature enacted House Bill 552, Section 69-15-1 through 69-15-13, which changed the name of the Livestock Sanitary Board to the Mississippi Board of Animal Health. The organization consists of the Commissioner [...]
In addition to these primary laws, the Department administers several service divisions. These are: Agricultural Statistics Through a cooperative agreement between the Department and the National Agriculture Statistics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Mississippi Agricultural Statistics Service provides statistical data. The joint pooling of resources eliminates duplication of effort and makes it possible [...]
Regulation of Moisture Measuring Devices Law Section 69-31-1 through 69-31-15 Provides for the testing and inspections of devices or instruments used in proving or ascertaining the moisture content of agricultural products. Weights and Measures Law of 1964 Section 75-27-1 through 75-27-67 Adopts systems of weights and measures for all commercial purposes in the state of [...]
Mississippi Pure Seed Law Sections 69-3-1 through 69-3-29 Pure seed law applies to businesses involved in one or more aspects of the seed industry -- wholesale and retailing, manufacturing and cleaning.
Regulation of Professional Services Sections 69-19-1 through 69-19-11 Persons receiving fees for performing work related to entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, tree surgery, weed control, pest-management consultant services and professional soil classification are required to be licensed to protect the citizens of this state from fraudulent practices.
Mississippi Plant Act Sections 69-25-1 through 69-25-47 The Bureau of Plant Industry is established under the Mississippi Plant Act to protect the agricultural and horticultural interests of the state from the introduction and spread of injurious insects and plant diseases within the state. Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Act Sections 69-37-1 through 69-37-33 Determines methods and [...]
Petroleum Products Inspection Law of Mississippi Section 75-55-1 through 75-55-40 Defines and establishes specifications for certain petroleum products, the labeling of petroleum pumps and requires alcohol-blended fuel producers to hold a permit. Provides that products may be sampled and analyzed to determine compliance. Mississippi Antifreeze Law of 1978 Section 75-56-1 through 75-56-27 Establishes specifications for [...]
Sections 69-25-101 through 69-25-109 The Bureau conducts inspections of apiaries (bee colonies) to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious and contagious diseases of honey bees. Migratory beekeepers, queen breeders and producers of package bees are required to have inspection certificates before they can ship honey bees and used beekeeping equipment.
Section 69-1-23 Designates the Department as the official inspection agency for grain crops. In addition, grain inspection personnel offers official weight supervision at points requesting this service. For more information on the United States Grain Standards Act, go to USDA - Grain Inspection Service.