FFB Presents Achievement in Ag Award and More Supply Chain Concerns
**Florida Farm Bureau has presented Shelby and Kevin Lussier with the organization’s 2021 Achievement in Agriculture Award.
According to www.floridafarmbureau.org this high honor recognizes Young Farmers and Ranchers for their skill at farm production, development of their agricultural enterprise and service to Farm Bureau and the local community.
The Lussiers raise dairy cattle and own a hand-crafted artisan cheese business, Hawthorne Creek Creamery, in Hawthorne, Fla.
**With the opening of its new Engineering, Production, and Innovation Center, UPSIDE Foods is taking the next step in bringing cultivate meat to consumers.
CEO Uma Valeti says when we founded UPSIDE in 2015, it was the only cultivated meat company in a world of skeptics, and when we talked about our production dreams, they were just that, dreams.
In their 53,000-square-foot Emeryville, California production facility, UPSIDE will produce any species of meat, poultry, and seafood from animal cells.
**The House Ag Committee heard from farm groups on challenges to the supply chain last week.
The American Soybean Association and National Biodiesel Board expressed concerns over labor and shipping, but say there is plenty of soy oil supplies for the food sector.
ASA President Kevin Scott says, there is currently no soy oil shortage, nor is one envisioned by year-end, but there are very real supply chain challenges impacting U.S. agriculture.