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Agriculture is a growing sector in the economy, both nationwide and in Mississippi. The 2024 edition of “Feeding the Economy” reveals that America’s food and agriculture sector has grown by over a trillion dollars since the 2023 report.

In Mississippi, the economic impact of Food and Agriculture 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 tracks all businesses involved in food agriculture, food manufacturing, food wholesale, and food retail.

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

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