Sunbelt Ag Expo and Protecting Future Farmland Act

Sunbelt Ag Expo and Protecting Future Farmland Act

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

**The Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition will celebrate its 45th Anniversary show October 17-19, just outside of Moultrie, Georgia. reports, over 1,200 exhibitors will display and demonstrate products and welcome thousands of visitors to the 100-acre show site.

North America’s Premier Farm Show ® and the largest Farm Show in America with field demonstrations, the Sunbelt Ag

Expo brings together all segments of agribusiness, including farmers, educators, policy-makers, ag-enthusiasts, and families.

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**Senator Josh Hawley introduced the Strengthening Antitrust Enforcement for Meatpacking Act.

The Missouri Republican’s bill would empower antitrust enforcers to break up giant meatpacking and poultry monopolies.

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard says they applaud the Senator’s novel approach to addressing the market concentrations faced by America’s cattle and sheep producers.”

The Hawley bill would establish two thresholds for determining the market concentration in the meatpacking industry.

**Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chuck Grassley introduced the Protecting Future Farmland Act.

The legislation supports farmers’ land stewardship efforts as many choose to deploy solar energy on their land.

Grassley says we must be certain that embracing solar doesn’t damage our most valuable commodity: our rich soil.

About 83% of new solar projects are installed on farmland and ranchland, with almost 50% placed on the most productive, versatile, and resilient land.

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