AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act Advances and Rock the Crop Sweepstakes

AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act Advances and Rock the Crop Sweepstakes

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

**Lawmakers recently advanced the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act out of a subcommittee.

This follows a hearing on April 30 and mirrors the draft legislative language.

Representatives from the National Association of Broadcasting and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting attended that hearing.

Legislation to require AM radio as a safety feature in all vehicles currently has 61 cosponsors in the Senate and 254 in the House. 

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA is allocating $300 million to 66 organizations under the new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program.

The funds will be used to build demand for American food and farm exports in high-potential markets around the world.

Vilsack launched RAPP in October 2023, authorizing $1.2 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation funding to help American exporters expand their customer base beyond established markets.

**Firestone Ag, a business of Bridgestone Americas, will close entries for the 2024 Rock the Crop Sweepstakes on June 6.

This is the third Firestone Ag sweepstakes, but the first open exclusively for chapters of the National FFA Organization.

One lucky FFA chapter will receive a private on-farm concert with Nashville-based country artist Hailey Whitters along with an educational session with Firestone Ag field engineers to learn about farm tires.

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