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If You Eat, You Are Involved in Agriculture

Dan Florida, General, Industry News Release

By Sen. Ben Albritton I have enormous respect for Congressman Francis Rooney and his life of public service. However, I have grave concerns about the congressman’s recent misinformed, inaccurate, and hostile comments about agriculture in Florida. Describing any sector of Florida agriculture as a “menace” clearly shows a lack of understanding of how agriculture has been a highly successful partner …

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A Balancing Act

Dan Florida, General

In the world of small business there is a constant balancing act between what needs to be done versus what can be properly achieved with the resources available. For a grower, this means some farm improvements may be put off while addressing the main priorities of producing and harvesting a marketable crop. In the sector of niche journalism, under which …

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Positive Legislative Session for Georgia Agriculture

Dan General

The 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly has officially wrapped up. And while not everything that agriculture in the state had been working for passed, Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley says overall, it was a positive session for agriculture. To look back at any of the bills discussed during the 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly, go to …

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App Brings STEM Agriculture Games to Youth

Dan General

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a mobile app for four of its My American Farm games. Available mobile games and corresponding STEM components that meet national standards are: Keys to Stewardship (science); The Great Seed Search (technology); Thrive (engineering); and Operation Peanut Butter (math). Download the free My American Farm STEM app from the App Store …

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Packinghouse Course Coming to Tifton

Dan General, Industry News Release

An event that has been held in Florida for many years will take place in Tifton, Georgia April 18-19. The International Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Alliance accredited course is a major workshop that will help packinghouse operators meet the requirements of Primus GFS Facility Audit. One of the workshop organizers, Kristin Woods with Alabama Extension and the Produce …

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Final Days to Enter Bayer’s Farm for Good Sweepstakes

Dan General

The Crop Science Division of Bayer wants to remind Southern growers that March 31st is the deadline to enter their Farm for Good™ Sweepstakes. Bayer will be awarding a total of $50,000, with ten growers receiving a $5,000 donation each for the local charity of their choice. Keith Rucker, technical service specialist for Bayer, explains who is eligible. Enter the Bayer Farm for Good™ …

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Perdue on Infrastructure

Dan General

During the recent Commodity Classic held in Orlando, Florida, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was asked about infrastructure and if he felt it would be something the administration would move up on its priority list. Hear his response: Image by Kim Newberg from Pixabay

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Water Management Workshops in Georgia

Dan General, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia invites producers across the state to take part in the upcoming statewide Water Management Workshop Series. University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. While they are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who …