GFA continues college scholarships and EU support for agrarian reforms
From Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with Your Agribusiness Update.
** The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture continues to invest in students who are pursuing careers in fields related to agriculture.
For 2022, the Foundation is providing a total of $65,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, college seniors and seniors, college technical students and UGA College of Veterinary Medicine students majoring in large animal/food.
To apply, visit www.gafoundationag.org/scholarships for a list of eligible majors and schools for each scholarship.
** The USDA is issuing approximately $270 million in pandemic assistance payments to eligible livestock and poultry producers who have applied for assistance.
Earlier this year, the Farm Services Agency identified gaps in the assistance, but the USDA then released an improved program for contract producers to help fill those gaps.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 provided funding for payments to eligible livestock and poultry producers for revenue losses from January 1, 2020 through December 27 this year.
** The European Parliament approved the largest agricultural subsidy reform in decades.
Reuters says the vote shifts many cash subsidies to smaller farms and rewards producers who use more sustainable farming methods.
The CAP has been criticized for years over the way in which the bulk of EU farm subsidies went to large landowners and agro-industrial companies.
His supporters say reform will change that.