Mississippi Agriculture Experiences Growth, Boosting Economy

Mississippi’s Food and Agriculture Sector: Major Contributor to State Economy and Growing Faster Than Ever Before

In Mississippi, the food and agriculture sector is a major contributor to the economy, with an economic impact valued at $80.5 billion in 2024. This supports 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 tracks all businesses involved in food agriculture, food manufacturing, food wholesale, and food retail. The report reveals that America’s food and agriculture sector has grown by over a trillion dollars since the 2023 report. This growth is driven by factors such as increasing demand for locally sourced and organic products, as well as advancements in technology and innovation within the industry.

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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