Georgia Ag Week and USCA Praises Product of USA Rule

Georgia Ag Week and USCA Praises Product of USA Rule

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

**On Friday, Ag Commissioner Tyler Harper announced the kickoff of the 2024 Georgia Ag Week, running this week through Sunday.

According to, this week-long celebration pays tribute to the unwavering dedication of Georgia’s farmers and farm families, who serve as the backbone of the state’s #1 industry, agriculture.

Through a diverse array of events, participants are invited to join in activities aimed at deepening their understanding and appreciation for Georgia’s No.1 industry.

**The USDA announced the Food for Progress Priority Countries for 2024, that aims to help developing countries and emerging democracies modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.

This year, Food for Progress anticipates awarding seven new cooperative agreements with three- to five year projects.

Priority countries include Benin, Cambodia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Tunisia.

Past projects have trained farmers in animal and plant health, improved farming methods, and developed road and utility systems.

**The United States Cattlemen's Association calls USDA's final voluntary 'Product of USA' rule a victory.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the rule last week.

USCA has worked tirelessly to clarify years of confusion at the consumer level regarding the labeling of U.S. beef products.

USCA President Justin Tupper says they’re thrilled the final rule finally and accurately defines what these origin claims mean.

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