Georgia Ag Week Festivities and USB Study Shows Farmers Trusted
**Georgia Farm Bureau will participate in Agriculture Literacy Day on March 25, Thursday, in celebration of the Georgia Ag Week.
On Ag Literacy Day, five Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee members will provide video recordings of themselves reading books that promote some of Georgia’s top commodities.
Members of the GFB Women’s Leadership Committee are also providing virtual tours of their farms.
Sign up to receive both sets of videos and GFB activities at www.gfb.ag/agweek.
**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the USDA Forest Service will invest more than $218 million to fund Great American Outdoors Act projects.
Those projects are set up to conserve critical forest and wetland habitat, support rural economic recovery, and increase public access to national forests and grasslands.
The USDA says by leveraging the Land and Water Conservation Fund provided by Congress, this investment will improve public access by funding strategic land acquisitions.
**U.S. farmers are the most trusted members of the supply chain when ensuring its safety, according to a recent study by the United Soybean Board that showed 78% percent of consumers placed farmers in the top spot.
Alabama USB representative, Sam Butler of Madison County, tells www.alfafarmers.org, the study shows the importance of transparency and it’s a relief to know consumers trust the practices we put in place to grow a healthy, nutritious, sustainable crop.