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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 …

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Georgia Governor Kemp Orders State Wide Shelter in Place Order

Dan Economy, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

(GAC) — Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a shelter in place order for the state of Georgia. The order will be effective beginning Friday, April 3rd, at 6:00 PM and expire Monday, April 13th, at 11:59 PM. GAC staff have advocated for several weeks to ensure that all sectors of Georgia’s agribusiness industry, including farms, manufacturing, fertilizer, seed, ag retail, landscape, turf …

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Coronavirus Affects Georgia Legislative Session

Dan Georgia, Legislative

It was a hectic week nine of the 2020 Georgia Legislative Session, as crossover day took place meaning various bills were discussed. But Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that a major decision was made late this afternoon, all due to the Coronavirus. To keep track of activities during the 2020 Legislative Session go to …

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Budget Discussed in Georgia Legislature

Taylor Hillman Legislative

Week two of the 2020 session for the Georgia General Assembly was mostly about the budget. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President, Will Bentley, looks at a few of the budget issues, and how some of those will affect various aspects of agriculture in the state. To keep track of activities during the 2020 Legislative Session and to learn more about …

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Legislative Update for Georgia Agriculture

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Week ten of the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session was another positive week for agriculture in the state. Due to being a bit under the weather, Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley was not able to do his weekly recording with Southeast AgNet, but he did provide a quick update of action taking place this week. Bentley noted that HB …