State Department of Agriculture Program: Mississippi
State Department of Agriculture of Mississippi
The mission of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is to regulate and promote agricultural-related businesses within the state and to promote Mississippi’s products throughout both the state and the rest of the world for the benefit of all Mississippi citizens. Agriculture, the number one industry in Mississippi , brings $7.4 billion to the state and employs, either directly or indirectly, approximately 29% of the state’s workforce. With approximately 37,100 farms statewide covering 11 million acres, agriculture makes significant contributions to all of Mississippi’s 82 counties.
Mississippi Market Maker: MarketMaker is the largest and most in-depth database of its kind featuring a diverse community of food-related businesses: buyers, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, farmers markets, processors/packers, wineries, restaurants and more.
Core Customers: Retail and Food Service
Mississippi is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution. These include Cowboy Maloney, Hancock Fabrics, Ramey’s, Chandler’s, Roberts Co, Vowell’s Markets, Gordin’s Supervalu, McLane, Merchants Distribution, Super Sav-on, Hudson’s, Dodge Stores, Sprint Marts, Burns Oil, Double Quick, Craddock Oil, Fleet Morris, Isle of Capri Casinos, Bumper’s Drive In, Choctaw Resort, University Mgmt, RPM Pizza, Ward’s Food Systems, Hannon’s Food Service, Newk’s Cafe, Penn’s Fish House, McAllister’s, Mclean Sonic, etc