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 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and 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.

Alerts and Announcements

Food Safety Alerts

News & Events

Unplug and Rediscover Old-Fashioned Fun at the Ag Museum’s Country Fair


The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum invites visitors to unplug and rediscover old-fashioned fun at the second annual Country Fair on July 11, 2015. …. MORE

First Annual Mississippi Ag and Forestry Expo to be Held at MS Ag Museum


The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation and Southern AgCredit will host the first annual Mississippi Ag and Forestry Expo on Friday, June 12. The Expo will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Ag Museum…. MORE

Mississippi Farmers Market Celebrates 10 Years on High Street with Birthday Bash


The Mississippi Farmers Market marks 10 bountiful years on High Street this summer. To celebrate this milestone, the market will host a Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 6, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. …. MORE

Mississippi Farmers Market to Extend Days of Operation


School is out, and summer has arrived. That means more fresh, Mississippi-grown fruits and vegetables are ready for harvest. The Mississippi Farmers Market has extended its days of operation to accommodate for the increase of available produce ….. MORE

Ag Museum Foundation and Southern AgCredit Announce June 12 “Raising the Barn” Outdoor Benefit Concert


The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation and Southern AgCredit present the popular, Knoxville-based, Americana band, The Black Lillies, at the inaugural “Raising the Barn” outdoor benefit concert on June 12 with local band Southern Grass performing as the opening act….. MORE

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Built to Amaze! Entertained Visitors and Made Presentation at Ag Museum


On April 23, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Built to Amaze! presented Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith with a golden hard hat and a $500 contribution as the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum begins the process of re-building and improving the campus following last November’s fire that destroyed the Children’s Barnyard, along with the Veterinary Infirmary and maintenance shop…… MORE

Commissioner Hyde-Smith Announces Funding Available for Organic Producers


Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith announced that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is currently offering a cost-share program for Mississippi organic producers and handlers receiving initial certification or continuation of certification by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying agent…… MORE

MS Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for Marketing Improvement Program


Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith announced that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is now accepting proposals for USDA’s Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP). MDAC will submit qualifying proposals to USDA on the applicant’s behalf….. MORE

Mississippi Farmers Market “Lettuce Garden” Event Encourages Shoppers to Begin Spring Gardening


The Mississippi Famers Market invites shoppers to get a jump start on spring gardening at this Saturday’s “Lettuce Garden” event. Activities for this exciting and educational day at the market will take place during regular market hours from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m….. MORE

Agriculture Commissioner Hyde-Smith Works to Protect Grain Sorghum Producers


Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith announced approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use of sulfoxaflor (CAS Reg. No. 946578-00-3) on grain sorghum in Mississippi…… MORE

Workshop for Fruit and Vegetable Growers interested in becoming authorized EBT retailers


The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is hosting a workshop for farmers markets and fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) authorized retailers at farmers markets throughout Mississippi….. MORE

MDAC Announces Upcoming Workshop for Farmers Market Managers


The opportunity for farmers market managers, staff, volunteers and board members to learn strategies for effectively managing a farmers market is being made available through a Farmers Market Manager Workshop on April 1 in Jackson, Miss. This workshop is funded by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce…. 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

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

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.