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Solar Panel Bill Passes Georgia House

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A bill concerning the installation of solar panels to help agricultural producers passed the Georgia House this week. And as Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar explains, it’s a bill that now moves on to the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Axes New Poultry Price Index

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The Georgia Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the Georgia Premium Poultry Price Index will not be published due to a lack of available data. Read the rest of this entry »

ABAC Student Enjoys being a Georgia Beef Team Member

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The Georgia Beef Board’s Beef Team is out again this semester talking with consumers. One of those members is ABAC student Chelsey Daughtry, who told me she is really enjoying getting out and talking with consumers about beef. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey Indicates Slight Decrease in Georgia Cotton Acres

Georgia Cotton CommissionThe 2017 Annual Planting Intentions Survey from the National Cotton Council estimates U.S. cotton acres will expand nearly 10 percent this year, projecting 11.0 million acres of cotton will be planted. But according to Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton, the survey shows fewer acres are expected in Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida, Georgia to Split Tab for Special Master

From: The News Service of Florida

split water florida rubioFlorida got hit Tuesday with the latest bill in its “water war” legal battle with Georgia. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered that the two states split a $213,547 tab for the work of court-appointed Special Master Ralph Lancaster from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Read the rest of this entry »

Nelson to Try Legislative Route in ‘Water War’

by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida

scott money fight zika grimsleyU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Monday he will file legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divert more freshwater into Northwest Florida’s Apalachicola Bay system.

Nelson, who visited Florida A&M University and the state Capitol, said he and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will support Senate legislation similar to an effort in the U.S. House led by Congressman Neal Dunn, who represents the Apalachicola Bay area. Dunn has said he will file a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to permanently block a Corps’ rule that regulates water releases in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Read the rest of this entry »

Former Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter Installs Solar Farm

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Former U.S. President and peanut farmer Jimmy Carter has leased a few acres of his peanut farm to a solar company to provide renewable energy to his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Tyron Spearman has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 17, we talk about a decision being made in a decades-old legal water fight, have information about the Beef Tenderness Survey, an update from the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, cherry pie, food labeling law Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending February 17th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

Rubio, Nelson Target Apalachicola Water Standards

by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida

scott money fight zika grimsleyFollowing an adverse legal decision, Florida’s two U.S. senators have joined forces to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to not finalize water-control standards for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin. Read the rest of this entry »

Ethanol Discussed by Georgia Legislature

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Ethanol was one of the issues discussed during the Georgia Legislative session this week, as Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar explains. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Cattlemen Track Legislative Session

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The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) has been involved in keeping track of issues of importance to producers across the state during the annual legislative session. GCA Executive Vice President Will Bentley updates what some of those issues have been. Read the rest of this entry »

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