Chattahoochee Water Agreement and American Farm Bureau's Role

Chattahoochee Water Agreement and American Farm Bureau's Role

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

**Governors Brian Kemp of Georgia and Kay Ivey of Alabama announced the two states have reached an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers that’s expected to end a lawsuit brought by Alabama over availability of water from the Chattahoochee River. reports, the agreement assures sufficient minimum water flows to both states’ citizens who live and work in the Mid- and Lower Chattahoochee River Basin during times of drought.

**American Farm Bureau members play an important role in their communities by serving at the local, state, and national levels.

Several newly appointed volunteers will provide leadership beginning in 2024 as members of AFB’s Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Promotion and Education Committees.

AFB President, Zippy Duvall says these newly appointed members will focus on advancing the AFB mission and working to build trust with consumers while sharing agriculture’s story.

**The House and Senate Chicken Caucuses sent letters to the USDA asking for a 180-day extension to the implementation period for the new Packers and Stockyards Act.

The rule, titled “Transparency in Poultry Contracting and Tournaments,” included a 75-day compliance period when it was published back in November.

The extra time should give stakeholders and constituents time to thoroughly understand and comply with the rule’s many requirements.

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