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USDA Sign Up in Georgia Ends Friday

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Georgia wants farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael, the sign up to seek assistance for USDA program funding ends Friday, April 19. Through NRCS, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) can help producers address natural resource concerns that can result on their own or after a …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 04-12-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended April 12, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended April 12, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 9,900 head compared to 13,712 last week and …

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New Census of Agriculture Released Amid Disaster Relief Call to Action

Dan Census of Agriculture, Georgia, Industry News Release

According to the USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, between 2012-2017 Georgia’s agricultural industry observed continuous growth in production value of fruit and tree nuts; while other commodities including row crops, stabilized or suffered slight downturns. The new information from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) comes amid calls for action by Georgia’s Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black for the …

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Signup Deadline for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael Nearing

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Farmers, ranchers and forestland owners in Georgia who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous signup period are being reminded the extended signup period ends Friday, April 19. Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Tas Smith have been working …

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New Georgia Cattlemen’s EVP on Convention

Dan Cattle, Georgia

Today is the final day of the 2019 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show and Beef Expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. After moving from Hawaii and starting his new job this week, GCA Executive Vice President Dale Sandlin told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, things are going great with the convention.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 04-05-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended April 05, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended Apr 05, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 13,700 head compared to 14,320 last week and …

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Georgia Cattlemen Visit Washington

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Legislative

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) held their annual Legislative Conference this week in Washington D.C. and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Director of Association Services, Charlsy Godowns, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman while there, they discussed disaster relief for producers affected by Hurricane Michael and more. And of course the 2019 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show and Beef Expo …

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Disappointment with Lack of Disaster Funding

Dan Economy, Georgia, Legislative

Southeast AgNet recently reported that Georgia leaders, farmers and elected officials had been urging Congress to pass a disaster relief package with funding for Georgia and other states that are recovering from recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. But that didn’t happen. The U.S. Senate voted a bill down this week that would have provided relief. Thursday, at the …