Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Agriculture in Mississippi

Mississippi’s agriculture and forestry resources play a substantial role in the economic prosperity of the state. Not only does agriculture and forestry generate sizable revenue through its own value of production, but economic activity
resulting from agriculture and forestry production has far-reaching positive impacts to the economy. Producing and manufacturing agricultural and forest products creates economic activity in other sectors of the economy, and when that activity is considered in its entirety, the economic importance of agriculture and forestry can be fully appreciated.

Extracted from Henderson, J., G. Evans, and S. Spurlock. 2009. The Importance of Agriculture in Mississippi. In: Economy Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 4. Mississippi State University College of Business