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Ag Commissioner Gipson talks coronavirus impact on farmers, outlines relief assistance

By: Frank Corder - April 23, 2020

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.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.