Agriculture in Mississippi County began with the cutting and milling of hundreds of thousands of acres of primal hardwood forests in the period from 1880 to 1910. Today agriculture in Mississippi County is more diversified. While cotton still holds it place, soybeans, rice, wheat, and sorghum are also major crops.
Agriculture does not use the great number of people it once did either. Like all industries, fewer people are able to do more through the use of automation and technology. Mississippi County farmers planted over 400,000+ acres of crops in 2020.