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Ag Commissioner promotes Mississippi Christmas trees

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As the holidays approach, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce encourages those celebrating the holidays to make this Christmas ‘real’ by purchasing a live Mississippi Christmas tree.

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has made it easy for shoppers to find the perfect Mississippi Christmas tree this holiday season through its website The website, part of the Genuine MS state branding program, provides a guide to the types of Christmas trees grown in the state and the locations of Mississippi Christmas tree farms where locally-grown trees can be purchased.

“As families are preparing for the holidays, I want to encourage them to visit one of Mississippi’s 26 Christmas tree farms,” said Commissioner Gipson. “Selecting a Genuine MS Christmas tree means you are not only supporting our farmers but also the local economy as well. Consumers can also find an array of other Mississippi products for the holidays from gift ideas to ingredients for special holiday meals on our website”

Gipson added that for those who have never owned a live Christmas tree or need tips for caring for a live tree, details how to select the best Christmas tree for the family, how to safely care for a Christmas tree, and how to dispose of the Christmas tree after the holidays.

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