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