UGA State Record on the Economic Impact and Convention of the Cattle Industry


UGA State Record on the Economic Impact and Convention of the Cattle Industry

From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your agribusiness update.

** The University of Georgia sets a new record of $7.4 billion for the State of Georgia in annual economic impact.

Over the past year, according to, the

The University of Georgia has awarded more than 10,700 degrees, helped bring nearly 60 new research-based products to market, and leveraged its network of extension agents and public service and outreach units across of the state to help individuals and communities across Georgia thrive.

**At last week’s 2022 Beef Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Committee approved the organization’s policy priorities for 2022.

Priorities include a focus on strengthening the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the beef industry.

It also includes building the resilience of the beef supply chain by addressing labor shortages, improving processing capacity, developing technology, strengthening transportation and achieving key beef industry priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill.

** Acting Secretary Tom Vilsack announced 12 members to serve on the Secretary’s first Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture.

The USDA committee will contribute to policy development and help identify barriers to urban agriculture.

The new committee is part of USDA’s efforts to support urban agriculture, creating a feedback network.

Vilsack says, “I look forward to learning how we can better serve urban agricultural producers. »


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