UGA Record State Economic Impact and Cattle Industry Convention

UGA Record State Economic Impact and Cattle Industry Convention

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The University of Georgia sets a new record of $7.4-billion to the state of Georgia in annual economic impact.

In the past year, according to, the

University of Georgia has conferred more than 10,700 degrees, helped bring nearly 60 new research-based products to market, and leveraged its statewide network of extension agents and public service and outreach units to help individuals and communities across Georgia thrive.

**During last week’s 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the executive committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association approved the organization’s 2022 policy priorities.

The priorities include an emphasis on strengthening the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the cattle industry.

Also included is boosting the resiliency of the beef supply chain by addressing labor shortages, better processing capacity, expanding technology, strengthening transportation, and achieving key cattle industry priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill.

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced 12 members to serve on the inaugural Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture.

The USDA committee will provide input on policy development and help identify barriers to urban agriculture.

The new committee is part of USDA’s efforts to support urban agriculture, creating a network for feedback.

Vilsack says, “I look forward to learning how we can better serve urban agricultural producers.”

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