The food and agriculture sector is a driving force in the US economy, with growth of over $1 trillion since the 2023 report. Mississippi, in particular, has seen significant economic impact from this industry, with an estimated value of $80.5 billion.

This economic impact supports over 400,000 jobs, including nearly 218,000 direct jobs. The industry paid out more than $18 billion in total wages and exported over a billion dollars in goods through Mississippi’s ports. The “Feeding the Economy” study monitors all companies involved in food agriculture, production, wholesale and retail.

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