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Georgia Water Management Workshops

Dan Georgia, 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 wish to attend and learn.  The …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended February 15, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended February 15, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 10,300 head compared to 12,321 last week and …

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Georgia Gov. and Ag Commissioner Request Swift Fulfillment of Promises Made to Producers

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

A letter sent by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Governor Brian Kemp to Senator David Perdue about concerns over the pace of federal relief efforts for the citizens of southern Georgia affected by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, 2018: The Honorable David PerdueUnited States Senate455 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Perdue: We are compelled by necessity …

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Isakson, Perdue Urge Senate, House Leaders to Immediately Fund Agriculture Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote to House and Senate leadership urging immediate action on a supplemental disaster relief package to provide critical aid for victims of natural disasters in Georgia and across the country. Supplemental disaster funding was overwhelmingly supported by 98 U.S. senators, including Isakson and Perdue, in funding proposals voted on earlier this …

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Georgia Conducting Cotton Referendum

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Georgia cotton producers are being urged to vote in a referendum on continuation of the cotton program in the state.  Richey Seaton, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, wants growers to know the referendum runs from Feb. 13 through March 15. Ballots will arrive in the mail from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. If you do not receive a ballot, …

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Georgia Veteran Farmer Keeps Serving Others

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Jon Jackson, a former Army Ranger, is furthering his post-military mission of service through agriculture in Milledgeville, Georgia. He’s worked with USDA and his local community to create Comfort Farms, the nation’s first Acute Veterans Crisis Agriculture Center and “a healing farm for veterans.” After years of service with the U.S. Army, Jackson returned home and like many veteran farmers, discovered he …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended February 08, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended Feb 08, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,600 head compared to 6,899 last week and …

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Bills of Interest to Agriculture in Georgia Legislature

Dan Georgia, Legislative

The Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) held their annual meeting and legislative breakfast this week. GAC President Will Bentley says it was a fantastic event. Week four of the 2019 session for the Georgia General Assembly has been taking place this week, and Bentley discusses some bills of interest to agriculture.