'22 Georgia National Fair and Smithfield Sends Food to Florida
**Georgia’s No. 1 economic sector is currently front and center at Georgia’s No. 1 fair.
www.gfb.org reports, from the annual livestock shows to a virtual walk-through garden, agriculture is the centerpiece at the 2022 Georgia National Fair, through Sunday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry.
Nearly 1,200 youth and over 5,300 animals are entered in the Georgia Junior National Livestock Shows, with grand prizes sponsored by Georgia Farm Bureau.
There are also plenty of great rides and food options throughout the fairgrounds.
**The National Milk Producers Federation says the temporary, short-term lifting of restrictions on infant formula imports to address the shortage is a positive move to fill the supply gap.
NMPF President Jim Mulhern says, we did not oppose the just-passed Bulk Infant Formula to Retail Shelves Act given its targeted volume and limited time frame.
But, Mulhern says his group “emphatically” opposes efforts that would create long-term dependence on foreign suppliers for a critical nutritional food.
**Smithfield Foods is sending more than 37,000 pounds of food to Fort Myers, Florida, to help with recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Ian.
The protein will be delivered to Mercy Chefs, a Virginia-based non-profit that deploys to disaster zones across America.
They will help serve free chef-prepared, restaurant-quality, hot meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders in Fort Myers.