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11-03-09

 

Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum to host Harvest Days and Festival

11-02-09

 

Mississippi Farmers facing catastrophic losses due to excessive crop damage

10-16-09

 

Good News for State Fair Goers: The 150th Mississippi State Fair to be extended

10-15-09

 

MDAC receives USDA Specialty Crop Grant

10-12-09

 

Mississippi Farmers Market Welcomes Greater Belhaven Market

10-05-09

 

Lucedale Farmers Produce First Certified Peanut Seed In Mississippi

08-12-09

 

Disease Killing Redbay Trees Makes First Appearance in Mississippi

07-23-09

 

MDAC announces upcoming Cool Season Fruit and Vegetable Production Meetings

06-19-09

 

Commissioner Lester Spell announces new Aquaculture Assistance Program

06-04-09

 

Mississippi Farmers Market to Celebrate Summer Kick-Off

05-19-09

 

Mississippi Department of Agriculture Receives USDA Specialty Crop Grant

04-17-09

 

Upcoming Workshop Will Help Mississippi Growers Boost Profits

03-31-09

 

St. Dominic’s and MS Ag Museum to present Mississippi in Motion Challenge

02-17-09

 

MS Department of Agriculture Announces Annual Beekeeping Workshops

01-30-09

 

Animal Poisoning Case in Warren County Ends in Guilty Pleas

11-20-08

 

MS Department of Agriculture Offers Assistance to Beginning Beekeepers

10-15-08

 

Mississippi Department of Agriculture Takes Important Step in Invasive Weed Prevention

09-22-08

 

Vegetable Production Season Extensiosn Workshop

08-03-08

 

Agriculture Commissioner Proclaims National Farmers Market Week

07-17-08

 

Invasive Apple Snails Discovered in Southern Mississippi Lakes

07-01-08

 

Catfish Country of Origin Labeling (C.O.O.L.) Law Begins July 1

06-30-08

 

MS Department of Agriculture Receives Authorization to Regulate Aerial Applicators

06-06-08

 

Farmers Market Anniversary Event Highlights Home-Grown Receipe Cook-Off

04-15-08

 

"Next Great Mississippi Home-Grown Recipe" Contest

04-03-08

 

Spell Secures Helpful Products for Rice and Corn Producers

04-03-08

 

Spell Announces Dates of Beekeeping Workshops

03-12-08

 

MS Dept. of Agriculture confirms Pascagoula Bee Incident was not Africanized Honey Bees

03-07-08

 

MS Department of Agriculture Investigates Local Bee Swarming Incident

02-26-08

 

Quality Seed:  An Important Issue for Soybeans in 2008

02-14-08

 

Educational Workshops Will Help Growers Boost Profits

11-07-07

 

Commissioner Lester Spell Announces New Drought Assistance Program

11-01-07

 

Mississippi Farmers Market Bringing You "Food for Thought"

09-19-07

 

Sweet Potato Day - Saturday September 29, 2007

08-28-07

 

Mississippi Farmers Market Health Fair and Blood Drive

08-02-07

 

Agriculture Commissioner Proclaims National Farmers Market Week

07-26-07

 

Kid's Day at Mississippi Farmers Market

07-18-07

 

Mississippi Cool Season Vegetable Production and Marketing Meeting

07-11-07

 

Taste of the South - Celebration of the South's finest foods, live entertainment, blood drive and vendor give aways.

06-21-07

 

Watermelon Madness - June 30

06-14-07

 

Update on Chinese Catfish

05-24-07

 

Mississippi Farmers Market to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

05-17-07

 

Additionl "Stop Sale Orders" Issued on Chinese Catfish

05-11-07

 

Tested Catfish Feed Mills Show No Melamine

05-08-07

 

Testing Finds Illegal Antibiotics in More Chinese Catfish

05-02-07

 

Ex-Cellent Day Planned at The Mississippi Farmers Market

05-01-07

 

Illegal Antibiotics Found in Chinese Catfish

04-24-07

 

Freeze-Damaged Corn Receives Crisis Exemption

04-20-07

 

Farmers with Crop Damage Urged to Contact Local LSA Office

04-20-07

 

Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Initiative Kicking Off at MS Farmers Market

04-11-07

 

Pet Food Poisoning is a Warning

03-27-07

 

New "Railroad Era" Exhibit Debuts at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

03-14-07

 

Mississippi Farmers' Market Celebrates Ag Day

02-08-07

 

Agriculture Means Big Business:  Impact of State's Largest Industry Rodeo Round-Up

01-24-07

 

Mississippi Receives USDA Specialty Crop Grant

01-06-07

 

Growing Farmers for Growing Markets

10-16-06

 

Mississippi Farmers' Market has "Big Fall" Event scheduled for October 21st

09-14-06

 

Aquaculture Disaster Program Sign-Up Begins

09-13-06

 

Celebrate "100 Days Till Christmas" at the Mississippi Farmers' Market

07-20-06

 

Spell Secures Furadan For Aphid Control on Cotton

07-20-06

 

Mississippi Farmers' Market Health Fair and Blood Drive

04-21-06

 

Spell Secures Diuron Products for Catfish Farmers

04-10-06

 

Spell announces Section 18s on Products for Horticultural Pests

02-22-06

 

New Farmers' Market to Open February 25

01-27-06

 

Additional Hurricane Aid for MS Agriculture Livestock Producers

09-16-05

 

IRS Extends Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief Due to Hurricane Katrina

09-12-05

 

All Mississippi Counties Eligible for Farm Assistance

09-09-05

 

Spell, Ag Agencies Assisting Farmers with devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina

08-25-05

 

Vietnamese Basa Samples Taken in Mississippi Test Positive

08-16-05

 

Vietnamese Basa Banned in Mississippi

08-12-05

 

State Agriculture Official Says Some Imported Vietnamese Fish Are Adulterated

04-07-05

 

Mississippi Strawberries Create "Sweet" Deal for Wal-Mart

02-02-05

 

Distinctive "Ag Tags" Soon to Boost and Boast of Mississippi Agriculture

12-17-04

 

Producer Education and Preparation key to Soybean Rust Disease

11-16-04

 

Mississippi Samples Test Positive for Soybean Disease

03-18-04

 

MDAC Halts Transfer Of Plants from California

11-21-03

 

MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce is once again Serving as a Watchdog for Consumers During the Holiday Season.

11-07-03

 

Thanksgivings are Due: Economic Growth Expected from Banner Year in Mississippi Agriculture

10-15-03

 

New Farmers' Market Breaking Ground on Fairgrounds

10-07-03

 

Mississippi Grown Fruits & Vegetables Feeding Local Schools

09-15-03

 

State Prepared to Quarantine NW MS Boll Weevil Region

08-14-03

 

Commissioner Embraces New program, Aims to Help Mississippi Catfish Producers

08-08-03

 

Commissioner Wages War on Farmland Predator 'Cogongrass'

06-20-03

 

New Equippment to Increase Fuel Inspection Efficiency

06-07-03

 

Agriculture Leaders to Convene in Mississippi

03-26-03

 

State Agencies Working together to Feed Mississippi School Children

02-13-03

 

MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce Uses Corn as Fuel Alternative

01-09-03

 

Statewide program - promote the purchase of American meat

10-29-02

 

Agricultural Delegation Exploring Alternative Engery Opportunities 2

10-28-02

 

Agricultural Delegation Exploring Alternative Engery Opportunities 1

09-15-03

 

State Prepared to Quarantine NW MS Boll Weevil Region

08-02-02

 

The Mississippi Land, Water & Timber Resources Board Approves Funding

07-26-02

 

Retail Shrimp to be Routinely Tested for Chloramphenicol

07-24-02

 

Vietnamese Basa Illegally Sold As "Imported Catfish"

07-22-02

 

Thailand and Chinese Shrimp Found to Contain Chloramphenicol

09-27-01

 

USDA Awards Marketing Grant to Mississippi

01-30-01

 

Federal Crop Disaster Assistance Sign-up Begins

01-30-01

 

MS Ag Dept Issues Restrictions On Aerial Application of Pre-plant Herbicides

04-05-99

 

Make Mine Mississippi - Tupelo Furniture Market is 100th Signee

03-26-99

 

Make Mine Mississippi - Gourmet Entrepaneurs in Pearl River County

03-26-99

 

Make Mine Mississippi - First Stop

03-16-99

 

Make Mine Mississippi

12-22-98

 

Christmas Village

11-05-98

 

Brucellosis Announcement

10-21-98

 

Spell Welcomes Japanese Trade Delegation: Kenaf Joint Venture

10-18-98

 

Spell Says Federal Farm Bill will Help MS

10-14-98

 

Last Call for Vegetables

10-13-98

 

FMNP Deadline

10-06-98

 

FAS Tour Announcement

09-14-98

 

MDAC Working on Nation-wide Meat Recall; no Reports of any Problems

09-11-98

 

MS, LA Agriculture Commissioners Ask Congress for Drought Assistance

08-14-98

 

No Malathion Found in MS Catfish

08-04-98

 

What to do about Corn Crop with Aflatoxin

08-04-98

 

Corn Farmers Urged to Call Insurance Agents

08-03-98

 

Special Bulletin for MS Corn Growers, Grain Operators

07-29-98

 

MDAC Corn Bulletin Release

07-24-98

 

Marketing Director Named for Agriculture Museum

07-24-98

 

Museum Receives Grants for Research Programs

06-20-98

 

New Pilot Program will Link Fresh Vegetable Farmers

05-03-98

 

Transcript of Clarion Ledger "Q & A"

04-30-98

 

USDA says No Tainted Beef in Mississippi

04-29-98

 

National Egg Month Celebrated in May

03-17-98

 

Commissioner, Governor get the "Scoop" on National Agriculture Day

03-08-98

 

Garden Show Draws Thousands of Green Thumbs to Jackson

02-18-98

 

Spell asks USDA to Help SE Dairy Farmers by Establishing Floor Price

02-09-98

 

Dixie National Parade Set to Roll Saturday

02-06-98

 

Seed Hearings set to Begin March 17

01-20-98

 

Spell Takes Delivery of New MDAC Equipment

01-12-98

 

Spell Says 1997 Good Year For MS Agriculture

12-04-97

 

Spell Announces Livestock Facility Grant

11-26-97

 

Spell to Request Waiver from EPA to Help Rice Farmers in Mississippi

11-21-97

 

Spell Urges Quick Action to "Potential Threat" to Agricultural Interests

11-18-97

 

Department Headquarters to Change Numbers

09-24-97

 

State Agriculture Administrator Receives Award

09-24-97

 

Spell Elected President of Regional Agricultural Trade Association