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Agriculture Fares Well in 2017 Georgia Legislative Session

Georgia lawmakers wrapped up the 2017 session during the early morning hours last Friday and overall, it was a good 40-day run for the agriculture industry. From initiatives that affect rural Georgia, to liability protections for livestock management practices, to state budget support of agriculture programs and projects, Bryan Tolar with the Georgia Agribusiness Council says agriculture fared well during …

Florida Agriculture Faces Big Hits in Budget Proposals

By: Abbey TaylorFlorida agriculture is facing some big budget cuts. The House’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee met on March 28 to discuss its budget proposal for the 2017–2018 fiscal year. The Senate’s Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee met on March 29 to discuss its budget proposal. While some dollar amounts in the competing proposals were different, Florida …

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 24, 2017

In 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,

Protect the Future of Florida’s Food and Water

Florida’s ranchlands are vital to the state’s environment and its food and water supply. These lands are quickly dwindling due to the high demand of residential and commercial production. If these lands continue to decrease, Florida’s natural resources will deeply suffer.