GFB's YF&R Leadership Conference and June Cold Storage Report
**Young farmers and ranchers from across the state met recently for Georgia Farm Bureau’s YF&R Leadership Conference.
Canceled last year due to the COVID, the conference offered farmers and ag professionals from 18 and 35 a chance to network, tips on ag advocacy, and a better understanding of what Farm Bureau does.
GFB President Tom McCall is encouraging young farmers who attended to take home the things they learned to serve their county Farm Bureaus.
**The June Cold Storage report was released by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Total red meat supplies were down 4.3% from last month and down 7.5% from last year.
Total frozen poultry in cold storage was up 2.1% from last month but down 15.0% from a year ago.
Total beef in cold storage was down 4.3% from last month and down 7.1% from last year.
**USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh is in Rome this week leading the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit, leading up to September’s full summit in New York.
U.S. officials are working with other countries and stakeholders to build coalitions and consensus around shared objectives including food security and nutrition, climate change, and equity.
Bronaugh says it’s an opportunity to collectively refocus the world’s attention on ending hunger and building more sustainable and resilient food systems.