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Mississippi Agriculture Experiences Growth, Boosting Economy

Mississippi’s Food and Agriculture industry is worth a staggering $80.5 billion and supports over 400,000 jobs, including nearly 218,000 direct jobs. The latest report on the state of the industry reveals that it has grown by over a trillion dollars since the previous edition.

The food and agriculture sector has had a significant impact on the national economy as well. According to the “Feeding the Economy” study, which tracks all businesses involved in food agriculture, food manufacturing, food wholesale, and food retail, America’s food and agriculture sector has grown by over a trillion dollars since the 2023 report.

This growth has resulted in an increase in wages paid out to employees within the industry. In total, more than $18 billion was paid out in wages to those employed in this sector. Additionally, goods exported through Mississippi ports reached over a billion dollars.

The economic impact of agriculture cannot be ignored as it continues to grow and support so many jobs across the country. To access the full report on “Feeding the Economy,” visit Stay updated with 24/7 news and updates by following on Facebook and X.

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