Georgia Plants Fewer Acres and 2023 Farm Bill Feedback
**Georgia farmers are expected to plant 35,000 fewer acres of the state’s major field crops, according to the June Acreage Report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
www.grb.org reports, corn, peanuts and soybeans are forecast for reduced acreage in 2022 compared to 2021.
Meanwhile, Georgia cotton growers are expected to add 30,000 acres, an increase of 2.6%.
**Leadership of the House Ag Committee announced an online form to gather farmer feedback for consideration in the 2023 farm bill.
House Ag Chairman David Scott says, “This is a chance to hear directly from farmers, ranchers and foresters across the nation.”
In addition to the feedback gathered online, the House Ag Committee will continue to conduct hearings in Washington, DC and hold listening sessions across the country.
The online form is available on the House Ag Committee website … www.agriculture.house.gov
**U.S. residents are scooping less of their favorite frozen treats than two decades ago.
In 2020, USDA’s Economic Research Service reports Americans consumed about 21 pounds per person of frozen dairy products, about five pounds per capita less than in 2000.
Consumption of regular ice cream in 2020 was estimated at 12.7 pounds per person, a decrease of about 3.4 pounds from 2000.