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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 24, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 24th, we hear from USDA’s Chief Veterinarian concerning avian influenza, talk about the confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary, the New World screwworm, optimistic farmers, Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia General Assembly Finishes Budget

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Heading into the final week of the 2017 Georgia Legislative session, the General Assembly has wrapped up work on the budget for the next fiscal year. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says they are pleased with the strong support for agriculture. Read the rest of this entry »

Commissioner Black and Chairman McCall Tour Freeze Damage

commissionerCommissioner Gary W. Black joined House Ag Committee Chair Tom McCall late last week to survey the damage to fruit and vegetable crops from freezing temperatures that hit the state on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16. The extreme temperatures were felt border to border, with farmers experiencing temperatures as low as 22 degrees as far south as Homerville, Georgia , located on the Florida state line. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Cotton Commission Hoping to See Cottonseed Designation

Georgia Cotton CommissionWhile efforts are already underway to hopefully get cotton back into Title 1 in the 2018 farm bill, many know cotton producers need help before that can even happen. That’s why Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says work continues through the cottonseed initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Beef Board Attends Nutrition Dietetics Meeting

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The Georgia Beef Board attended an event last week where they were able to spread to beef message to various folks. In our Georgia beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia explains who they were able to talk with. Read the rest of this entry »

Supreme Court to get More Input in ‘Water War’

From: The News Service of Florida

water war supreme courtFlorida’s “water war” with Georgia is not over. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that more legal briefs will be filed in the case, including allowing Florida to contest a special master’s report that recommended a ruling in Georgia’s favor. Read the rest of this entry »

Water War Fight

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Everett Griner talks about the fight over water not over in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 17th, we have an update concerning avian influenza, when damage assessments to certain crops might be available after this week’s freeze event, cabbage, weather damage to pecan trees, 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 March 17th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Celebrating National Agriculture Week

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While the 2017 Georgia legislative session continues, efforts will be underway next week to celebrate National Agriculture Week. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says it will be a week full of events. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia PB&J Day set for Monday at State Capitol

The Georgia peanut industry joins together to celebrate National Peanut Month in March and donate peanut butter to the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Georgia peanut butter jelly sandwichMarch is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2017 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, and donating 12,000 jars of peanut butter to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The event kicks off Monday morning March 20, 2017, and will be held in the south wing of the Capitol from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The peanut industry will have plenty of PB&Js, grilled PB&Js, country-fried peanuts, boiled peanuts and more. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Designates Jenkins County in Georgia as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

Jenkins County disasterIn response to a request from Dianne Westmoreland, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Jenkins County in Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by drought that occurred from Sept. 3, 2016, through Dec. 12, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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