Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson encourages the public to stay informed on the latest news and resources in agriculture by reading the Mississippi Market Bulletin. The Mississippi Market Bulletin, published by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, serves as a source to buy direct from a farmer, as well as a source to find items needed for both small and large farms, both small and large, gardens and homesteads.
“As we ‘Shelter in Place’ to slow down the spread of COVID-19, I can think of nothing better to do than take a few minutes to read the latest edition of the Mississippi Market Bulletin,” said Commissioner Gipson. “This newspaper has gained the reputation as being the #1 agriculture trade publication in the state for farmers, ranchers and landowners over the last ninety years.”
Commissioner Gipson continued, “The Bulletin is not just for farmers, but anyone interested in connecting to agriculture, horticulture or the outdoors. You can find a list of local farmers markets, or buy supplies for a home Victory Garden, or buy direct from Mississippi farmers. Whether you want to diversify your family’s food supply or want to do some healthy, outdoors social distancing, now is the time to explore the Mississippi Market Bulletin.”
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has published the Mississippi Market Bulletin twice every month since 1928. Issues feature an agricultural commodity and provides a listing of farmers markets; agricultural events; livestock and equipment auctions; farm market prices; livestock shows and sales; and informative and educational information, along with agricultural news articles and recipes.
The Mississippi Market Bulletin has over 32,000 subscribers, allowing all in-state subscribers the opportunity to run two free advertisements per issue. Each issue contains between 2,000-3,000 agricultural advertisements in over 165 categories including machinery and equipment, crops, livestock, farm property, hunting accessories and much more.
Subscriptions are only $10 per year for in-state residents and $15 per year for out-of-state residents. Visit msmarketbulletin.org for more information, to view free past Mississippi Market Bulletin editions, and become a subscriber.
Click https://youtu.be/fxplPCIJJNU to view Commissioner Gipson’s entire message.