Horticultural Crops Now Recognized as Commodity

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The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors recently voted to establish horticultural crops as a recognized commodity in the state. Farm Bureau will be holding its Summer Commodity Meeting next Monday, July16 at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center from 9-noon. The meeting will offer valuable information to help producers grow and maintain current operations. Also, growers will help develop policies to guide Federation staff and the new Horticultural Crops Advisory Committee for the upcoming year.

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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