Georgia Peach Harvest and US Beef in Indonesia
**The 2023 Georgia peach harvest is not looking good and could be the worst in years.
www.foodmanufacturing.com reports, some blame the mild winter and late spring frost for costing Georgia growers anywhere from 50% to 85% of their crop.
Growers say while the volume is likely to be down, the quality should be "fantastic and huge and sweet."
Unfortunately, consumers should also expect to pay quite a bit more.
**With a massive population exceeding 270 million and a livestock sector hampered by animal health concerns, Indonesia presents significant opportunities for the U.S. beef industry.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation reports foot-and-mouth and lumpy skin disease have depleted Indonesia’s domestic beef production, and efforts to stabilize supplies with imports from Brazil and India have been unsuccessful.
Indonesia’s growing middle class is demanding higher quality beef cuts, such as those produced in the U.S.
**Weeding, harvesting, picking, and carrying, … Robots are today’s answer to the main challenges facing agriculture.
And they will show up in force in Salinas for the second edition of FIRA USA, September 19 thru 21.
The Salinas Sports Complex will be the place to discover the autonomous farming solutions in action.
The three-day expo includes demos, pitch sessions and a robot parade.
Go to www.fira-agtech.com for more.