Harvest For All Donations and Weather-Related Crop Loss in 2022

Harvest For All Donations and Weather-Related Crop Loss in 2022

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

**American farm families donated 25.3 million pounds of food and raised more than $1 million to help fight hunger in 2022 through Farm Bureau's "Harvest for All" program.

That totaled the equivalent of 31.1 million meals.

In addition to raising food and funds, farmers and ranchers tallied 13,827 volunteer hours assisting local hunger groups.

Florida Farm Bureau took top honors, donating the most food at 18.7 million pounds, and the most volunteer hours at 6,400.

**The request for consultation with Mexico by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office puts the U.S. one step away from a full dispute settlement under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The National Corn Growers Association has been leading calls for the Biden administration to act.

NCGA President Tom Haag says, Mexico's position on biotech corn is already creating uncertainty, so we need U.S. officials to move swiftly and do everything it takes to eliminate this trade barrier.

**The American Farm Bureau Federation estimates 2022 crop losses due to weather and climate change at more than $21.4 billion.

The AFBF Market Intel analysis shows in 2022, 18 weather and climate disasters, each with damages exceeding $1 billion struck the U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2022 surpassed 2021 as the third-costliest disaster year event in history, with an estimated $165 billion in total economic losses.

Previous ReportCalifornia Water Future and Weather-Related Crop Loss in 2022
Next ReportAg Economy Barometer Drops in February and H-2A Labor Certification