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Mississippi could begin poultry export business with India

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India recently lifted the ban on imports of poultry and this week, the fastest growing country in the world sent 17 members of a trade delegation to meet with Mississippi Development Authority’s Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. along with Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson about trade opportunities between India and the Magnolia state.

During their time in Mississippi, they toured the Carthage chicken processing plant which is the largest poultry processing plant in America.

“We specifically focused on poultry,” Gipson said. This is an opportunity that hasn’t existed for a couple of decades and we want to be sure that they know we have some of the best, cleanest, and tastiest chicken in all of the world, right here in Mississippi.”

Even with poultry being the number one agriculture commodity, Gipson said they still have room to grow and hopefully export.

“It would be something good for both the farmers in Mississippi and the people in India who need good, clean, safe food to eat for their growing population.”

Gipson said that the members of the Indian delegation also met with Mississippi State University officials, as well as, Alcorn State University where they discussed agriculture research.

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