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GCC Disappointed by Inaction on Michael Relief

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is disappointed by a lack of response to the aftermath left by Hurricane Michael from our partners in the federal government. Over four months after the storm wreaked havoc to communities in southwest, central, and east Georgia, farms and agribusinesses are left with more questions than answers on federal assistance. GCC Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton …

agriculture

Students Set to Celebrate Agriculture and Leadership During FFA Week

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. On Saturday, nearly 670,000 FFA members across the country will begin to share the story of agriculture as part of National FFA Week. Whether it is through service projects or community gatherings, National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to raise awareness …

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Mike Tate to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2019

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Ala., was elected National Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2019. Named during the NCC’s 2019 annual meeting, held in San Antonio, Texas on February 8-10, Tate moves up from NCC vice chairman to succeed Ron Craft, a cotton producer from Plains, Texas. A graduate of the NCC’s Cotton Leadership Program, Tate previously served …

nrcs

NRCS Chief Promotes EQIP and CSP

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

While Matt Lohr has only been on the job a few weeks as Chief of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), he is very familiar with the programs NRCS offers. And he looks at two of those, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which many call their flagship program.

secretary

Secretary Perdue on the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report: “Last year, I presented the findings of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to President Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention. The report showed how broadband e-connectivity is essential for achieving rural prosperity in the 21st Century, and it has guided work …

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Isakson, Perdue Urge Senate, House Leaders to Immediately Fund Agriculture Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote to House and Senate leadership urging immediate action on a supplemental disaster relief package to provide critical aid for victims of natural disasters in Georgia and across the country. Supplemental disaster funding was overwhelmingly supported by 98 U.S. senators, including Isakson and Perdue, in funding proposals voted on earlier this …

equipment

AEM Releases January Ag Equipment Sales Numbers

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

January 2019 saw increases in U.S. sales of combines and four-wheel-drive tractors as well as total U.S. two-wheel-drive tractor sales compared to January last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The monthly sales report from AEM shows U.S. four-wheel-drive tractor sales gained 38.2 percent in January compared to last year and U.S. January combine …

public lands

Cattlemen React to Senate Passage of Public Lands Package

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Ethan Lane, Senior Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act.   “Ultimately, the biggest win in this package is simply it’s passage. Clearing the decks of so many local issues will free up natural resources policymakers on Capitol Hill …

market

USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard …

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USDA To Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Sessions

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take …