Georgia National Fair a Big Hit and La Nina is Back for Winter
**And the Show Goes On, as it certainly did earlier this month at the 32nd Annual Georgia National Fair.
According to www.gfb.org, after nearly two years of anticipation, Georgia’s biggest show returned to Perry in style for 11 days
The Georgia National Fair delighted audiences from across the state and country, bringing in over 485,758 visitors.
Although attendance was slightly down from 2019, the GNFA team is extremely pleased.
**As La Niña climate conditions are back for a second-straight winter, above-average temperatures will show up in the South and most of the eastern U.S.
That’s from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which issued the 2021 Winter Weather Outlook that extends from December through February.
NOAA says the Southwest U.S. will be the biggest concern as below-normal precipitation won’t improve the drought conditions there.
Below-normal temps are likely in southern Alaska and the Pacific Northwest eastward through the Northern Plains.
**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA is making funding available to bring a significant expansion of access to high-speed internet, health care, and educational services for millions of Americans.
USDA has $1.15 billion available to help people in rural communities across the country get access to high-speed internet.
USDA will begin accepting applications for loans and grants on November 24 and making the funding available through its ReConnect Program.