Georgia Farm Bureau in DC and Global Food Costs Lower
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.
**A group of 25 Georgia Farm Bureau volunteer leaders met with Georgia’s congressional delegation and advocated for agriculture during the GFB Presidents’ Trip to D.C..
This was the first time since 2019 a GFB group made an organized advocacy trip to D.C. due to COVID-19.
The visit began with a February 28 meeting where attendees heard updates from American Farm Bureau staff on issues and current legislation dealing with labor, environmental regulations, the farm bill, and livestock and poultry regulations.
**Global food costs moved lower again for the 11th straight month, the longest string of lower food prices in 30 years.
The Financial Post says while consumers are still spending more for food, prices are at their lowest level in the last 17 months.
The UN Food and Agricultural Organization’s Food Price Index averaged 129.8 points last month, dropping from 130.6 in January.
**The National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council, and other industry stakeholders prevailed in their battle to protect generic names in the U.S.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld prior court decisions finding the term “gruyere” (groo-YAYR) is a generic term for a type of cheese.
The decision should end attempts by Swiss and French groups
to take away a common food name through a U.S. certification mark registration.