Mississippi

State Quick Facts

Population
2,976,149

Total State GDP
 $118,779,900,000

State Land Area (Acres)
30,030,720

Land in Forest
64%

Land in Farms
35%

Number of Farms
34,500

Average Farm Size (acres)
301

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$2,800

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $5,468,623,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $2,067,267,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $3,401,356,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Broilers
 $2,633,505,000

Soybeans
 $803,093,000

Cotton Lint, Upland
 $464,044,000

Corn
 $349,718,000

Chicken Eggs
 $230,685,000

Top Ag. Exports

Soybeans
 $460,410,514

Cotton
 $437,566,886

Broiler Meat
 $261,490,552

Soybean Meal
 $137,748,571

Other Livestock Products
 $104,623,295

Mississippi Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Mississippi generated around $5.5 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being broilers, soybeans, and cotton lint (upland). That same year, the value of Mississippi’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 6.6 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Mississippi’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

Websites:

Information related to Mississippi’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

Contribution and Impact Research Documents:

The following are current and historical studies, fact sheets, and articles related to Mississippi’s food, fiber, and forest industries.  These can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking the images or links below:

2020- Fact Sheet- Feeding the Economy, 2019
2018 – Fact Sheet – The Animal Feed and Pet Food Manufacturing Industry is Crucial to American Agriculture, Economy
2017 – Report – The Contribution of the Industry to the Mississippi Economy: An Input-Output Analysis
2017 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2016 – Report – Overview and Economic Contribution of the Mississippi Blueberry Industry
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
2016 – Report – The Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Forestry Production and Processing in Mississippi: An Input-Output Analysis
2015 – Report – The Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Forestry Production and Processing in Mississippi: An Input-Output Analysis
2015 – Report – Forest Inventory Central Region, Mississippi
2015 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2014 – Report – The Economic Contribution of the Food and Fiber System to the Mississippi Delta Region
2014 – Report – Forest Inventory Southeast Region, Mississippi
2013 – Report – Mississippi’s Forests
2013 – Report – Forest Inventory Southwest Region, Mississippi
Report- The Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Forestry Production and Processing in Mississippi: An Input-Output Analysis

 

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.