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 Saturdays 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

Ag Commissioner Brings Dixie National to Patients at Blair E. Batson


As a special kick-off to last weekend’s rodeo extravaganza, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith visited patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.   …. MORE

Mississippi Egg Marketing Board Seeks Artists for Easter Egg Competition


The Mississippi Egg Marketing Board is seeking artists, both professional and amateur, to submit a decorative Easter egg that represents the State of Mississippi and our culture. The chosen egg will be presented to First Lady Deborah Bryant during the Easter season.  …. MORE

Dixie National Parade Set for February 14


It’s time for the annually-anticipated Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo! This year marks the event’s 50th anniversary. For half a century, Mississippi has played host to the biggest and best rodeo and livestock show east of the Mississippi River. Each year, the event brings thousands of spectators, fans and participants to the capital city of Jackson for adventure, amazing competition, and standout entertainment.   …. MORE

10-Year-Old Ashland Clark Presents New Mule Harnesses to Commissioner Hyde-Smith and MS Ag Museum


On Friday, January 30, 2015, 10-year-old Ashland Clark, from Raymond, Miss., presented new mule harnesses to Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum   …. MORE

Mississippi Farmers Market Begins 2015 Shopping Season


The Mississippi Farmers Market will kick off the 2015 shopping season this Saturday, January 31, with a selection of cold-weather crops.   …. MORE

Front Porch Dance Presents Mississippi Stories in Motion- Retold to Benefit Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum


The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation and Front Porch Dance invite you to celebrate the Ag Museum’s beautiful space and cultural heritage through an evening of stories told through movement.    …. MORE

Cattle Theft Investigation by MS Department of Agriculture Leads to Arrests


Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, announced that three individuals were recently arrested for livestock theft and grand larceny for an incident that occurred on Pinehaven Drive in Hinds County.    ….MORE

Upcoming Pesticide Disposal Events Scheduled for Mississippi Farmers


Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith invites Mississippi farmers with waste agricultural pesticides to participate in waste pesticide disposal.  ….MORE

Mississippi Farmers Market Adjusts Winter Schedule


The last shopping day of the year for the Mississippi Farmers Market will be December 20, 2014.  ….MORE

Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala Announced

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.