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MS Ag Dept. to host international trade seminar in Biloxi

By: Anne Summerhays - April 18, 2022

The seminar will take place Monday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Bolton Building in Biloxi, Mississippi.

On Monday, May 9, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) will host an international trade seminar for companies interested in learning more about export resources and assistance through the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA).

The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Bolton Building in Biloxi, Mississippi.

All Mississippi food and agriculture companies are invited to attend the seminar and will learn about the variety of export assistance SUSTA offers.

Examples of products that qualify for SUSTA include fresh produce, snack foods, seafood, sauces and condiments, seasonings, beverages, pet foods, wood products and more.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson said that this seminar is a great opportunity is a great for Mississippi food and agriculture companies to learn more about export assistance.

“SUSTA provides connections to international buyers all around the world, and I encourage companies interested in expanding their markets to other countries to join us on May 9,” Gipson said.

To register for the seminar, complete the online form at

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Anne Summerhays

Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: