Georgia Farmer of the Year Named and Mexico's Proposed Ban on GMO Corn
**Although Bart Davis doesn’t seek out accolades or praise, honor found him at this year's Georgia Ag Forecast presentation where the Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognized him as 2023 Georgia Farmer of the Year.
Davis said, I’m sure there’s farmers out there that deserve it more than I do, but me and my family are honored.
Davis began farming 41 years ago in Doerun, Georgia, following the loss of his mother and father during his senior year of high school.
**The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released its “Today’s Beef Consumer” report, that shows beef demand continues to remain strong.
Despite various challenges faced by the industry, consumers have repeatedly stated they will continue buying beef in both the retail and foodservice settings.
While beef sales at foodservice dropped sharply in 2020 and 21, sales in 2022 rebounded in both volume and dollars, surpassing the pre-pandemic levels.
**The bipartisan Promoting Agriculture Safeguards and Security, or PASS Act was introduced in both congressional chambers.
It will protect U.S. national security by preventing foreign adversaries from taking ownership of agricultural land and businesses in the U.S.
The bill will also ensure the USDA is fully involved in reviewing any acquisition of American companies by foreign adversaries, specifically, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.