Georgia AI Legislation and Congress on Prop 12

Georgia AI Legislation and Congress on Prop 12

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

**U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop and Senators Jon Ossoff and

Raphael Warnock, all Georgia Democrats, have sponsored bills to provide grant funding for projects to enhance artificial intelligence, mechanization and research to address challenges facing America’s ag producers. reports, the House bill, introduced on June 21, is supported by numerous agricultural stakeholders, including the Georgia Pecan Growers Association, the Vidalia Onion Business Council and the Georgia Blueberry Commission.

**Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would overturn California’s Prop 12.

But Reuters says some of the country’s biggest pork producers who’ve already spent money to comply with the California requirements don’t favor throwing out Prop 12.

The Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression Act would curb states’ ability to regulate agricultural products sold within their borders.

Prop 12 bans sales within California of pork, veal, and eggs from animals whose housing conditions fail to meet certain standards.

**The USDA’s latest report on farmland values shows U.S. cropland jumped more than 8% this year, with several states seeing increases well in the double digits.

Average U.S. cropland values were relatively stagnant from 2014 through 2020, a period of relatively low commodity prices.

Since then, the average value has gone up about 33% to $5,460 an acre.

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