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Georgia Beef Producers to Vote on Continuation of Georgia Beef Commission Check-off

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef was established at the request of Georgia cattlemen in 2014 by the Georgia Legislature. Georgia beef producers voted to approve a marketing order to establish a $1 per head assessment on all cattle sold in Georgia for beef with a value over $100. It is required that the market order be voted on …

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Perdue Is 31st USDA Secretary

It finally took place this week, the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. Confirmation was achieved on a strong Senate bipartisan vote of 87-11, as several Democrats backed President Trump’s nominee. The entire agriculture industry has been anxiously awaiting his appointment, as the former Georgia governor has a variety of issues to deal with right away. But many agricultural …

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Talking Beef with Georgia Marathon Runners

Last month, the Georgia Beef Board attended an event where members were able to talk about beef with a large number of marathon runners. In the Georgia beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia says members were able to talk about the benefits of beef for a runner’s diet.  

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Georgia Tobacco Producers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Tobacco Assessment

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture Georgia tobacco producers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of fifty cents per hundredweight of tobacco for an additional three years—90.6% of the eligible ballots returned voted yes.  The balloting period for the market order was conducted from March 1st to March 30th. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Tobacco utilizes funds received for …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending April 14th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended April 14th, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 13,200 head compared to 9,741 last week and 10,036 year ago. Compared to …