GFB Awards at AFBF Convention and Biden's Immigration Reform
**This year’s 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation VIRTUAL Convention saw farm videos and topics from all over the country, and Georgia Farm Bureau enjoyed a place of prominence throughout the event.
According to www.morningagclips.com, GFB was honored with state awards of excellence in: advocacy; engagement and outreach; leadership and business development; and membership value.
GFB also received the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Scholar Award, and was recognized with the State Leader Award.
GFB members leave mark on 2021 AFBF Virtual Convention | Morning Ag Clips
**On his first day in office, President Biden introduced ambitious immigration reform legislation that seeks to legalize millions of undocumented workers.
But, www.thepacker.com reports, those reforms need to be approved by Congress, and that won’t be easy.
Biden also withdrew the Trump Administration’s just published final rule, largely supported by grower advocates, on H-2A reforms aimed to modernize and simplify regulations.
**A coalition of nearly 130 leading food and ag associations is calling for the swift confirmation of Thomas Vilsack as Ag Secretary.
According to www.agrimarketing.com, in a letter sent to the Senate Ag Committee, the groups cite Vilsack's vision for meeting the substantial challenges of food and agriculture and say his previous tenure as Ag Secretary will benefit consumers everywhere.
AgriMarketing.com - Food And Ag Industry Calls For The Confirmation Of Thomas Vilsack As Sec'y Of Agriculture