2024 Flavor of Georgia Contest and Foreign Influence on American Agriculture

2024 Flavor of Georgia Contest and Foreign Influence on American Agriculture

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

**Working their way through 139 hopeful food products, a panel of judges selected 36 finalists for the 2024 Flavor of Georgia food contest to be held in Athens April 4.

www.morningagclips.com reports, organized by the UGA’s College of Ag and Environmental Sciences, the first round was held at Gourmet Foods International in Decatur last month.

The event features market-ready products from small businesses across the state of Georgia.


**The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing over concerns of foreign influence on American agriculture, specifically the influence of China.

Ranking Member David Scott says keep in mind that China is an important trading partner to the U.S.

The Georgia Democrats says we need a thorough and policy-heavy conversation so we can help American farmers and our agricultural system navigate this issue.

He also pointed out China is America’s largest trading partner.

**The National Corn Growers Association expressed concern and disappointment with the EPA’s final 2027-2032 tailpipe emissions standards.

NCGA says the plan still relies almost exclusively on using electric vehicles, a decision that will have long-lasting impacts on the rural economy because it ignores the benefits of ethanol.

Economists say the large drop in corn demand will lead to a permanent 50% decrease in the price of corn which could cost well over $100 billion in farmland value.

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