Mississippi broiler chickens Most of Mississippi’s fertile land is silt that is deposited by flood waters of the Mississippi River. Cotton – one of the state’s top agriculture products – is grown across northwest Mississippi. Broiler chickens, soybeans and corn are among the state’s top agriculture commodities grown on the more than 42,000 farms across the state.

Top Agriculture Products

1. Broilers 2. Soybeans 3. Corn 4. Cotton 5. Aquaculture

Number of Farms


Land in Farms

11.5 million acres

Average Farm Size

273 acres Source: United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

See Also:  Uniquely Mississippi


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