The Great State: Mississippi

Mississippi is a great agriculture state for many reasons, including long summers and very fertile soil deposited by floodwaters of the Mississippi River. The crops produced in Mississippi are predominantly cotton, soybeans and rice. But animals make up a large part of the state's farm income. Mississippi ranks nationally for poultry and livestock, and aquaculture (fish farming) has become a key to Mississippi's farming success as well.

Capital: Jackson

Population: 2,938,709

Founded: December 10, 1817 (Mississippi was the 20th state)

State Bird: Mockingbird

State Flower: Magnolia

State Tree: Magnolia

State Flag:


Largest City: Jackson

Nickname: Magnolia State


Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 42,000

Average Farm Size: 273 acres

Total Farmland: 11.4 million acres


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