1. Most U.S. farm-raised catfish are produced in Mississippi catfish aquaculture farms, though we didn't see any.
3. The state beverage is milk; the state toy is the teddy bear
5. In the late 1800's, 2/3 of farmers owning land in the Delta were African Americans; agricultural depressions led to farmers losing the land they had developed. Many became sharecroppers by 1910, and by 1920, many had left Mississippi for cities in the North. Still, in 2010, 37% of Mississippians were African Americans, which is the highest percentage for any US state.