agriculture

State opens application to wild hog control program

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will begin accepting applications for its Wild Hog Control Program beginning July 26. The application period will close on Monday, August 9.  All Mississippi counties are eligible for the application period.  Wild hogs…

State Fair will run in October with social distancing protocols

The 161st Mississippi State Fair will run in October, but it will look a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson said the fair will run Oct. 7-18. The agricultural event featuring Mississippi’s…