Florida Achievement in Agriculture and Ag Groups Push AM Radio Act
**Finalists for Florida Farm Bureau’s 2023 Achievement in
Agriculture, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet awards will compete for the statewide title at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Orlando next week.
www.morningagclips.com reports, the winner of each competition will advance to the national level.
These awards honor young farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18-35 for their hard work, innovation and ability to solve top agricultural challenges.
**Nine groups representing rural and agricultural interests wrote a letter to Congress in support of passing the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act.
The groups include the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas, the Latino Farmers & Ranchers International, the Livestock Marketing Association, the National Farmers Union, the National Grange, and others.
The letter touts the reach of traditional AM radio broadcasts that carry a strong signal over significant distances, even during catastrophic weather events.
**CoBank says the combination of high interest rates and a strong U.S. dollar is beginning to take a disproportionate toll on rural industries like agriculture, forestry, and manufacturing.
Most international transactions are still conducted in dollars, and a strong dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive and imports cheaper.
CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange says that disproportionately hurts the backbone of the rural economy.