Georgia Dog of the Year and Former ASPCA Chief Hammers Charity

Georgia Dog of the Year and Former ASPCA Chief Hammers Charity

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**Skippy, a four-year-old mixed breed of Border Collie, Australian Shepherd and hound, has wagged away with the top prize in the 2024 American Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest.

Owned by McDuffie County Farm Bureau members Don and Laura Adams, reports, Skippy’s win was announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention.

Skippy’s job is helping the Adams family move beef cattle where they need to go.

**The former president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is speaking out against the animal charity, which only gives 2% of its budget to local animal shelters.

Former ASPCA chief, Ed Sayres tells the grant program is now down to about $5 million a year for pet shelters when they have revenue of $390 million.

Sayres, telling his story in a three-part video series, says his ASPCA successors have lost their way.

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $2.3 billion to move forward on clean energy investments in 23 states to reduce pollution and strengthen rural America’s power grid.

This includes the first five awards totaling $139 million under the Powering Affordable Clean Energy program.

Secretary Vilsack also announced $2.2 billion for 39 projects to help ensure people in rural areas have access to reliable electricity.

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