Georgia Peanut Butter Donation and USApple Conference In-Person in August
**To celebrate the beginning of the 2021 peanut season, Georgia’s 4,500 peanut farmers are donating an additional 50,400 jars of peanut butter to food banks around the state through a partnership with the Georgia Food Bank Association.
www.morningagclips.com reports, over 20,000 jars have already been distributed.
The donation is made possible by the Georgia Peanut Commission through Peanut Proud, the peanut industry’s humanitarian relief organization.
**The U.S. Apple Association Board of Directors has given an two thumbs up for holding its 126th Annual Crop and Outlook Marketing Conference in-person this summer, August 19-20 In Chicago.
According to www.thepacker.com, the meeting will showcase diverse speakers and topics, growers and apple business leaders, as well as the crop forecast.
To keep attendees safe, USApple will abide by all CDC COVID-19 recommendations.
USApple is also exploring options to make recorded meeting content available for those who don’t yet feel safe to travel.
**House Ag Republicans introduced the Broadband For Rural America Act last week, one of several infrastructure proposals from House Republicans that bridge the digital divide for communities nationwide.
The proposal provides more than $7 billion in authorizations for USDA broadband connectivity programs.
The Act authorizes $3.7 billion per year for critical rural broadband programs, including the ReConnect Rural Broadband, the Middle Mile Broadband, and Innovative Broadband Advancement Program.