Today, Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) announced a $199,992 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded to Mississippi State University and its Southern Rural Development Center. This funding will support the study of land loss in families across Mississippi and the region. The goal of the project, which is entitled “Southern Region Heir’s Property Collaborative,” is to develop a plan to address land loss in the South.

“For those families who rely on the land passed down through generations, the loss of their property can be detrimental. I am pleased that Mississippi State University will be conducting this research to help individuals continue to maintain and care for the land of their parents and grandparents,” Guest said.

For the full text of the grant click here.

Congressman Michael Guest Press Release