Vidalia Onion Pack Date and Farmers Buying & Selling More Land
**The 2021 pack date for Vidalia onions, set by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee, was yesterday.
That means Vidalia lovers will soon be able to purchase Vidalia onions, which are only available for a limited time each year.
Approximately 10,000 acres of Vidalia onions were planted this year.
**Though Congress is unlikely to take all of President Biden's proposed budget into account, the budget is a good indication of the administration's priorities.
Under the proposed $1.5-trillion plan, the Department of Agriculture would get a 16% budget boost, to $27.8 billion.
$1.2 billion would be allocated to the Food Safety and Inspection Service to bolster the capacity of small and regional meat processing establishments and ensure safe food production.
Another $15 million would be earmarked for the Local Agriculture Marketing Program to bolster regional food supply chains.
**Farmers appear to be buying and selling a lot of land right now.
As reported by www.agweb.com, the Farmers National Company reports during the first six month of its fiscal year, land sales were up 56% over the same time last year, and 67% over the past three years.
Farmers National says higher sales and prices for good cropland and for development land contributed to the sales volume, along with the strong demand to own land.