**During its December meeting, the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors approved its set of priority issues for 2021.

The GFB Board is not limited to these issues, but the priority issues are topics that have come to the board’s attention and merit specific attention in the coming year.

The 2021 priority issues are Natural Resources & Environment, Animal Agriculture, Taxes & Budget and General Ag Issues.


**A healthy majority of farmers and farmworkers say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health, and more than half say they’re personally experiencing more mental health challenges than just a year ago.

That’s according to a new American Farm Bureau survey that explores how the pandemic has affected their mental health, as well as how attitudes around mental health have changed.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall says we must not allow lack of access or a 'too tough to need help' mentality stand in the way.


**The USDA will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Trump has committed to helping people recover and this program helps American families get back on solid ground by ensuring the nutritious food they need.

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