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Georgia Legislative Session Nearing the End

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Week eleven of the 2021 Georgia State Legislative Session was another busy one, as lawmakers prepare to wrap things up for another year. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley has an update on some of the bills they’ve been watching closely throughout the session. And Bentley also has an update about the GAC virtual annual meeting that was held …

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GAC Legislative Update, Annual Meeting Details

Dan Agri-Business, Georgia

Week ten of the 2021 Georgia State Legislative Session saw action concerning the State Farmers Market and other issues of importance to agriculture. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley runs through some of those issues. The 40-day Georgia State Legislative session is scheduled to adjourn on April 2. Bentley also wants to remind GAC members their virtual annual meeting will be …

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Governor Kemp to be Keynote Speaker at GAC meeting

Dan Agri-Business, Georgia

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will be the keynote speaker at the Georgia Agribusiness Council’s (GAC) virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 24 at 9 a.m. The event is free to GAC members and guests. But those interested need to pre-register ahead of time. Click here to register. Additional details and links will be sent closer to the meeting. If you are …

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Agricultural Issues Surfacing during Georgia Legislative Session

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Week six of the 2021 Georgia State Legislative Session was a short, but busy one for lawmakers. According to Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley, a lot of things are starting to surface that GAC has been working on. And while Bentley notes the GAC Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast could not be held this year due to Covid-19, …

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Budget from Georgia Governor Includes Dollars for Agriculture

Dan Economy, Georgia, Legislative

The 2021 Georgia State Legislative Session has a full week under its belt, as lawmakers met this week to kick off things in Atlanta. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, early signs indicate there is money in the Governor’s budget for agriculture. To keep track of activities during the 2021 legislative session, go to …

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Georgia Legislative Session Set to Start Monday

Dan Georgia, Legislative

The 2021 Georgia State Legislative Session is set to start Monday, January 11th. Republicans have a 34-22 majority in the Senate and a 103-77 majority in the House. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, one major issue the General Assembly will deal with again this year is the budget. To keep track of activities during the 2021 legislative …

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Dicamba Approved for Over-the-Top Use

Dan Cotton, Environment, Industry News Release, Soybeans

(GAC) — On Tuesday, October 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler joined members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation, Ag Commissioner Gary Black, and dozens of farmers and agriculture organizations on the farm of Lee Cromley in Bulloch County to announce the agency will approve three dicamba formulations for over-the-top use for cotton and soybeans. Members of the Georgia Agribusiness Council …