Feeding Florida's FFB Awards and Tractor Sales Higher
**Florida Farm Bureau awarded “Feeding Florida” $100,000 to combat hunger while supporting Florida farmers and ranchers statewide.
www.morningagclips.com reports, the donation allowed the purchase of nearly 25,000 pounds of Florida-grown product for all nine “Feeding Florida” food banks, and totaled 20,679 meals.
Florida Farm Bureau President Jeb Smith says this contribution not only provided nourishment to families in need but nurtured the spirit of our ag communities.
**A new survey from the United Soybean Board reveals valuable insights into consumer preferences and purchasing practices for animal protein, particularly pork products.
According to the survey, 70% said animal diet is extremely or very important to them when purchasing meat, up from 51% in 2019.
The study found 88% of consumers are more likely to purchase meat from animals born, bred and raised in the United States.
**Unit sales of four-wheel-drive ag tractors experienced a notable upswing in both the U.S. and Canada in September, closing the third quarter in a strong position.
The latest monthly data from the Association of Equipment
Manufacturers shows 100-plus two-wheel-drive tractors, and four-wheel-drive tractors grew year-over-year in the U.S.
Both segments, along with combines, remain positive for the year.
Overall sales of U.S. tractors are down 4.3% compared to September of last year.