Mississippi Agribusiness Exporting Primer
Mississippi’s agricultural exports have continued to experience increases from $1.5 billion in 2009 to an estimated $2.3 billion in 2013 (13), with soybeans, broilers, and cotton being the top three agricultural exports (12). Mississippi’s exports have become a vital part of our economy, boosting both farm prices and income. In addition, Mississippi agricultural exports support about 17,700 jobs both on the farm and in related industries (13). In 2013, international trade provided for over 339,000 Mississippi jobs in all sectors (11).
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