It’s National Ag Day: Thank a farmer!

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson recognized hard-working farmers and ranchers in celebration of National Ag Day. To coincide with National Ag Day, he kicked-off the 2020 Spring Commissioner’s Wild Hog Challenge to help protect Mississippi agriculture from nuisance wild hogs.

“There is no better time than the present to take a moment to recognize our farmers and ranchers for their hard work and to thank them for supplying food, fiber, and shelter, not only for our families right here at home but also for the entire world,” said Commissioner Gipson. “Farmers are critical to our food supply chain. Simply put, without farmers, we don’t have food. Up until the last few weeks, we have taken for granted seeing full shelves at the grocery stores. The good news during the COVID-19 emergency is that our food supply is plentiful – all thanks to our American farmers and ranchers.”

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation also celebrated farmers by noting, despite what’s happening in the world today, they’re still farming.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue asks us to remember our farmers, ranchers, and producers, especially during this time of unrest.