georgia agriculture

Georgia Beef Producers to Vote on Continuation of Georgia Beef Commission Check-off

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Industry News Release

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef was established at the request of Georgia cattlemen in 2014 by the Georgia Legislature. Georgia beef producers voted to approve a marketing order to establish a $1 per head assessment on all cattle sold in Georgia for beef with a value over $100. It is required that the market order be voted on …

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Avian Influenza Testing Continues in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Poultry

It was early last week when the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County, Georgia has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). No other positive cases have been found since, but State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb says testing continues. Owners of poultry flocks …

Georgia Corn Producers Voting on Continuation of Assessment for Market Order

Dan Corn, Georgia

Georgia corn producers have the opportunity to vote on renewing the grower assessment, which funds the Georgia Corn Commission.  The current assessment is set at 1 cent per bushel. According to a release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Commission is charged by law with providing programs of research, promotion and education on behalf of Georgia corn producers. Voting by eligible …