Mississippi Agriculture Experiences Growth, Boosting Economy

Agriculture in Mississippi: A Growing Sector Supporting 400,000 Jobs and Generating $80.5 Billion in Economic Activity

Agriculture is a growing sector in the economy, especially in Mississippi, where it has a significant impact on the state’s economy. According to the 2024 edition of “Feeding the Economy,” America’s food and agriculture sector has grown by over a trillion dollars since the 2023 report.

In Mississippi, the food and agriculture industry supports over 400,000 jobs and generates more than $80.5 billion in economic activity. The study by Feeding the Economy tracks all businesses involved in food agriculture, food manufacturing, food wholesale, and food retail. The sector has paid out more than $18 billion in total wages and exported over a billion dollars in goods through Mississippi ports.

The importance of agriculture cannot be understated as it is not only an essential part of our daily lives but also plays a significant role in supporting local economies. By following this trend, we can expect to see more growth opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs alike.

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

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