According to Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President, Will Bentley, week nine of the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session was another good week for agriculture.
The 2019 session for the Georgia General Assembly began this past Monday, and Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President, Will Bentley, looks at what took place this week.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal called the General Assembly back to Atlanta for a special legislative session. Lawmakers focused on the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael to agriculture and rural communities in the state. According to the Georgia Agribusiness Council, legislation was created to provide relief to timber and pecan growers as well as additional funding for programs that can help …
Discussions took place this again this week by the Georgia General Assembly concerning rural broadband. Georgia Agribusiness Council President, Bryan Tolar, says both the House and Senate have bills dealing with the issue. Rural Broadband Bills in Georgia Legislature
More discussions took place this week in the Georgia General Assembly concerning the Georgia Ag Tax Exemption (GATE) program. Bryan Tolar, Georgia Agribusiness Council president, says a new bill does contain changes to GATE. Georgia Bill Contains Changes to GATE
So far during the 2018 session, the Georgia General Assembly has discussed a lot of new legislation. Georgia Agribusiness Council President Bryan Tolar looks at one Senate bill that is of interest to agriculture. Georgia Legislature Discussing Senate Bill 257 And Tolar also wants to remind everyone the Georgia Agribusiness Council will hold their Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast in …
The Georgia General Assembly just started the 2018 session last week, but already discussions concerning the new budget have taken place. Georgia Agribusiness Council President Bryan Tolar, looks at that and other issues they will be tracking this year. Georgia General Assembly Discussing Budget Issues
A group of Georgia agribusiness leaders recently were able to make a trip to Washington, D.C. to talk with lawmakers about various issues. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar was pleased with what the council was able to accomplish on this trip.
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 …
Heading into the final week of the 2017 Georgia legislative session, the General Assembly has wrapped up work on the budget for the next fiscal year. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says the Council is pleased with the strong support for agriculture.
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