Mississippi Agriculture Experiences Growth, Boosting Economy

In recent years, agriculture has emerged as a thriving sector in the economy, particularly in Mississippi. The 2024 edition of “Feeding the Economy” reveals that America’s food and agriculture industry has experienced tremendous growth since the 2023 report.

Mississippi’s food and agriculture sector is valued at $80.5 billion, supporting over 400,000 jobs including nearly 218,000 direct jobs. The industry has paid out more than $18 billion in total wages and exported over a billion dollars in goods through Mississippi ports. The “Feeding the Economy” study encompasses all businesses involved in food agriculture, food manufacturing, food wholesale, and food retail.

To gain access to the full report on “Feeding the Economy,” visit feedingtheeconomy.com. Stay updated with 24/7 news and updates by following us on Facebook and X.

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