Florida Farm Bureau Wins PR Awards and Much of U.S. in Drought

Florida Farm Bureau Wins PR Awards and Much of U.S. in Drought

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

**Florida Farm Bureau’s Public Relations staff received top honors in three categories at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national communications contest in Omaha, Nebraska June 8.

More than 150 entries were received from Farm Bureau states nationwide for writing, media relations and video production.

Florida Farm Bureau awards were for: Best Magazine, Florida Farm & Family, Best Graphic Design, The Home Field AGvantage, and Best Unique Tactic or Execution, also The Home Field AGvantage.


**Consumers are shifting the blame for inflation from the pandemic to supply chain issues, according to a recent Consumer Brands Association poll.

The poll of 1,000 adults, found 72% said increased grocery prices were having a very significant or somewhat significant impact on their household budgets.

22% said not very significant impact, and just 6% said it was having no impact.

**The latest Drought Monitor shows much of the U.S. is dealing with dry conditions.

All but 16% of the West region is in some form of drought, with 28% considered D3-D4, the worst drought classifications.

Another 16% of the South region is drought-free, with 23% in D3-D4.

Meanwhile, 67% of the High Plains region faces drought conditions, along with 50% of the Midwest region.

Finally, 63% of the Southeast region is in drought, along with 36% of the Northeast region.

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