Fair & Competitive Markets in Farm Bill and Women in Agriculture Act
**The Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Safety Division’s Manufactured Food Program passed their biennial Regulatory Program Standards audit conducted by the USDA.
www.morningagclips.com reports, MFRPS establishes a uniform foundation for state agencies and following all standards is critical to ensuring a safe and secure food supply for Georgia consumers.
FDA conducted their audit June 27-29, and found the GDA Food
Safety Division maintained full implementation and conformance with all 10 program standards.
**The USDA and White House co-hosted a meeting to discuss competition priorities in the farm bill.
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew took part, saying the U.S. needs a farm bill that prioritizes fair and competitive markets.
Larew says, “Our Fairness for Farmers Campaign has sounded the alarm on monopolies, and this meeting is a sign our concerns are being heard by decision-makers.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association also took part.
**Lawmakers recently introduced the Women in Agriculture Act.
The legislation would establish a research priority for agriculture machinery and equipment designed to be used by women, and create a funding set aside for childcare facilities in rural areas.
The bill also creates a Women Farmers and Ranchers Liaison position at the USDA.
In 2019, women accounted for 26 percent of the farm labor workforce, a 19 percent increase since 2009.