Georgia Agribusiness Council

GAC Members Address Policy Issues on Capitol Hill

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Several members of the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) recently took part in the GAC Washington Legislative Fly-In, where important issues impacting Georgia agribusinesses were discussed. Visits included agriculture policy advisers at the White House, leadership from USDA, members of the Georgia Congressional delegation as well as the UGA Ag Fellows who are interning with Georgia representatives. Some of the issues discussed while …


Georgia Ag Disaster Funding Update

Dan Economy, Georgia

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) and Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) has announced they are hosting an Ag Disaster Update, Tuesday March 5 in Tifton. It will be held at 7:00pm at the UGA Tifton Conference Center. Both Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black have confirmed they will attend to provide updates on state and …

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Updated Damage Assessments from Hurricane Michael Released

Dan Corn, Cotton, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

New and updated damage assessments continue to show unprecedented losses for Georgia’s number one industry. “These estimations are a clear indicator of the unfortunate devastation many of our farmers and farm families have had to endure,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “These staggering numbers are tough to read, but Georgia farmers have shown great resilience through this unsettling …


FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Georgia

An agriculture disaster assistance meeting took place Monday afternoon in Tifton, Georgia for farmers affected by Hurricane Michael. Tyron Spearman attended that meeting, and has information about what USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) can provide regarding disaster programs for farmers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia affected by the storm. FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

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Hurricane Michael Damage Estimate to Ag at $1.3 Billion

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture damages from hurricane Michael are estimated at more than $1.3 billion. The Hurricane struck Georgia, Alabama and Florida last week, impacting cotton and pecan growers the most, according to CNBC. President Donald Trump toured damaged areas earlier this week, as did Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. In Georgia alone, the latest farm-related damage estimate from the storm is $1.2 billion, …


Black Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia Farms

Dan Field Crops, Georgia, Specialty Crops

The 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo is officially underway in Moultrie, Georgia, but the big topic of discussion for many is what agriculture is currently dealing with in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman caught up with Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black to discuss some of the crop damage he has seen so far. Black Discusses Hurricane Michael …

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8th Annual Legislative Livestock Showdown Results in House Win

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock

The 8th Annual Legislative Livestock Showdown took place at the New South Arena in Perry, Georgia, as part of the Georgia National Fair. The highly competitive livestock showmanship event, co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia National fair, resulted in a fourth consecutive win for the Georgia House of Representatives. “This is a unique opportunity for our …