Southern Acreage Estimates and Farm Dog of the Year Contest
**In the latest Acreage Estimate Report for the Southern
Region, Alabama Corn, at 300,000 acres, is down 15% from 2021. Cotton, at 425,000 acres, is up 5%, and Peanuts, at 190,000 acres, are up 3%.
Florida Corn, at 80,000 acres, down 16%, Cotton, at 95,000 acres, is up 3%, and Peanuts, at 160,000 acres, are down 6%.
And Georgia Corn, at 430,000 acres, is down 10%, Cotton, at 1.2 million acres, is up 3%, and Peanuts, at 730,000 acres, are down 3%.
**Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2023 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, co-sponsored by Purina.
It’s the fifth annual contest that celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support American farmers and ranchers producing nutritious food.
The deadline is July 15 with the grand prize winner getting a year’s worth of Purina dog food and $5,000.
Just go to the Farm Bureau website at www.fb.org .
**New York Representative Elise Stefanik and other House Republicans introduced legislation that prohibits adversarial countries from acquiring American companies amid global food shortages.
Stefanik says food security is national security, and she’s proud to stand against foreign adversaries that want to exploit potential vulnerabilities and assert control over America’s ag industry.
The bill would specifically prevent countries like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea from buying American ag companies.