Alabama Man Livestock Auctioneer Champ and Olympic Grass from Georgia
**An Alabama man now owns the title of World Livestock Auctioneer Champion.
According to www.alfafarmers.org, Chuck Bradley began auctioneering for a high school talent show and then relied on the internet to teach him how to sell.
Then, June 7, the now 28-year-old Bradley won the 2021 Livestock Marketing Association contest in Nashville.
The Rockford native is a full-time auctioneer, selling cattle each Monday at Montgomery Stockyards and Tuesdays at Cullman Stockyard.
**The Summer Olympics may be in Japan this year, but Team USA was on home turf when they took the field for the Opening Ceremony.
According to the University of Georgia College of Ag and Environmental Sciences, the Japan National Stadium’s field is currently sodded with TifSport bermudagrass, developed in South Georgia.
One of many grass varieties created at the University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus, TifSport is a dense, medium-to-fine-textured grass bred to withstand sports field traffic while tolerating herbicides.
**Consumers in China can finally enjoy fresh blueberries from the United States.
www.freshplaza.com reports, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council teamed up with Pagoda, a Chinese fruit retailer, to hold the first-ever promotion of USA fresh blueberries in mainland China.
To gain access to China, the U.S. government and the USHBC worked with China’s customs authorities to develop export phytosanitary protocols for fresh blueberries, with a breakthrough in May of 2020.