Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson joined Y’all Politics for a Facebook Live on Thursday morning where he discussed the impact COVID-19 is having on the state’s farmers and agriculture industry.

Agriculture remains the largest industry in Mississippi and is considered essential so as to maintain the food supply chain.

Gipson says dramatic price reductions and decreased market demand are hurting farmers. He says the state’s federal delegation has been receptive to the concerns of those in the industry.

The Commissioner outlined the assistance programs being made available to agriculture producers through the CARES Act and the USDA.

Watch the full interview below to learn more.