Ag Department unveils new annual magazine

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce recently showcased the premier issue of Mississippi Agriculture, a comprehensive guide to the states’ farms, food, and commerce at the Capitol today.

Joined by several of those who contributed to the magazine, Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith said, “Mississippi Agriculture gives us the opportunity to show how food gets from the farm to the table from the perspective of those who are responsible for feeding the world’s growing population.”

The annual publication, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, utilizes a combination of original photography, reader-friendly graphics and farmer profiles to tell the story of Mississippi agriculture from the perspective of those that live it each day. Mississippi Agriculture will serve as an educational tool to increase awareness of the important role that agriculture plays in the local, state, and global economy. The magazine will also promote the state’s largest industry to a growing number of consumers concerned about their families’ food source.

The digital version of Mississippi Agriculture is available online at www.msagriculture.com. In addition to featuring the magazine, the website contains hundreds of farm-to-fork recipes, gardening ideas, farmers market guides, nutrition information, and agriculture stats and facts.

Mississippi Agriculture is available to the public at no charge. This magazine is supported through advertisements and at no cost to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. A copy of the magazine can be obtained at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, the Mississippi Farmers Market, and the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.

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