Georgia Beef Assessment and USDA Emergency Relief Deadline
**The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef was established in 2013, and a year later, Georgia beef producers first voted to approve a marketing order to establish a $1 per head assessment on all cattle sold in Georgia.
It’s voted on every three years.
The next assessment renewal vote by Georgia beef producers runs through June 30.
If you don’t receive a ballot by June 10; please go to
www.gabeefballot.com to get one.
**USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural
Affairs Alexis Taylor is in Japan for a three-day trade mission that includes a large representation of American agriculture, including businesses, state ag departments, and commodity groups.
Japan is the fourth-largest market for U.S. food and agricultural exports.
The U.S. is vital to ensuring food security in Japan, with almost a quarter of Japan’s food and ag imports coming from American exporters.
**In order to give producers more time, USDA is extending deadlines for the Emergency Relief Program Phase Two and Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program to July 14.
Also, USDA’s Farm Service Agency is partnering with nine organizations to provide educational and technical assistance to ag producers and provide assistance in completing an application.
FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux says we recognize there’s a learning curve for producers applying for the programs.