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Mississippi River Commission in Vicksburg August 2019
The 2019 flood has had a tremendous impact on Mississippi’s agricultural industry. Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce – Andy Gipson presents the losses before the Mississippi River Commission.
- > 1.3 million acres of total land flooded
- 518,000 acres of farmland flooded
- > $500 million loss due to prevented planting (farmer direct)
- Cumulative loss (Homes, Crops & Livestock, Rural Businesses, Roads, Buildings)
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