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Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black on Rural Prosperity Task Force Report

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black issued the following statement: “Our agricultural and rural communities have always been the backbone of our state and national economy and I applaud Secretary Perdue and the efforts of the Rural Prosperity Task Force that demonstrate a renewed emphasis on rural areas and agriculture production.  President Trump has in just one year already publicly …

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Register Now for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Registration for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) annual meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop is underway. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton says the 11th annual event will be held January 31 in Tifton. Register Now for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting Learn more at http://www.georgiacottoncommission.org/ or register at http://www.ugatiftonconference.org or by calling 229-386-3416.

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Supreme Court Weighs Arguments in Water War

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Lawyers for Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to reject a special master’s report denying the state relief in its long-running dispute with Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River. “This court has never had a situation where it’s recognized a state as being injured. It’s recognized that the upstream state is wasting a resource and it’s …

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Supreme Court Ready to Wade Into Water War

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a decades-old legal fight between Florida and Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River. A court-appointed special master ruled in February that Florida had not proved its case that a water-usage cap should be imposed on Georgia to help the river and Apalachicola Bay, one of the most productive …

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Georgia Peanut Farm Show Thursday, Jan. 18

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operations with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the …

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Florida Georgia Water Battle to Supreme Court Monday

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday (1-8-18) in a long-running water battle between Florida and Georgia. The crux of the issue: Florida contends that Georgia is siphoning too much water in northern parts of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, damaging the Apalachicola River and the oyster industry in Franklin County’s Apalachicola Bay. But a special master appointed by the …

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FAA Sues Farmer Over Irrigation Rigs

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against a Georgia farmer because they allege the farmer’s massive metal crop-irrigation rig is causing radio interference. An ABC News report says the irrigation unit is on a farm in south Georgia where the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a radio tower that relays signals to keep aircraft on course. The lawsuit alleges that …