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"Peanut Farmer" Mural Artist Explains How Project Was Created

(2/17/2017 2:59:54 PM)

Covering 27,000 square feet across an operating peanut silo, the largest mural in the United States can be found in Southwest Georgia. It's called "The Peanut Farmer", and it's located just couple of blocks off the town square in Colquitt, Georgia. The Monitor recently spoke with Charlie Johnston, the artist behind the mural, to learn how this giant artwork came to life.

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Georgia Lawmakers Recognize Horse Industry During Youth Equine Day

(2/17/2017 2:58:34 PM)

The equine industry contributes more than $2 billion to Georgia's economy. It also provides recreational and learning experiences for Georgia youth. The annual Equine Day at the Capitol brought awareness to this important sector of Georgia agriculture, as the Monitor's Damon Jones explains.

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New UGA Facility Aims To Help Build Georgia Food Industry

(2/17/2017 2:40:20 PM)

Georgia grows a wide variety of commodities that can be used to create countless food products. But creating those products takes a lot of time, knowledge, and the right equipment. A new state-of-the-art center has opened on the UGA Griffin Campus, and it is expected to help grow the food industry here in Georgia.

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Georgia Businessman Hopes Invention Will Revolutionize Poultry Processing

(2/10/2017 8:56:38 AM)

A Georgia businessman and inventor has spent years in the industrial manufacturing business. His latest invention, though, could help make poultry processing plants safer for the people who work in them. The Monitor's Ray D'Alessio reports.

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Cotton Commission Meeting Helps Growers Plan For Upcoming Season

(2/10/2017 8:50:23 AM)

Georgia is one of the nation's leading cotton-producing states. Growers gathered in Tifton recently for the Georgia Cotton Commission's annual meeting and, as the Monitor's Mark Wildman explains, heard important information that will help keep the industry profitable in Georgia.

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Worth County Family Has Great Success Showing Livestock

(2/10/2017 8:46:40 AM)

Twice a year, the Georgia National Fairgrounds plays host to the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show where hundreds of 4-H and FFA members from around the state compete for bragging rights as well as cash prizes. One family has made a habit of winning grand champion awards during these events over the past decade.

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Georgia Corn Producers Plan For New Crop Year

(2/10/2017 8:43:54 AM)

Planting season for Georgia's corn crop is just around the corner. Many growers helped prepare themselves for the new season by attending a recent information course in Tifton. The Monitor's Damon Jones explains.

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Former POW speaks at GFB State Presidents' Conference

(2/8/2017 2:25:28 PM)

County leaders attend training on leadership, GFB organization

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Georgia Department of Agriculture launches auxin use website

(2/8/2017 2:23:12 PM)

Training availble for farmers planning to use dicamba, 2, 4-D.

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Chandler, Shultz win top prizes at GFB 2nd District Cattle Show

(2/8/2017 2:20:06 PM)

Show prepares exhibitors for upcoming Georgia Junior National Livestock . Show.

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Tornadoes leave path of farm destruction

(2/8/2017 2:18:31 PM)

Storms that hit South Georgia on Jan. 22 destroyed buildings and equipment, leveled timber.

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Georgia Cotton Commission holds annual meeting, presents awards

(2/8/2017 2:16:40 PM)

John Sandeford takes top award in Georgia Quality Cotton contest

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Pakistani group visits Georgia Farm Bureau

(2/8/2017 2:12:50 PM)

Government officials, university researchers learn about GFB, Georgia agriculture.

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Bill would move administration of H-2A program to USDA

(2/8/2017 2:11:48 PM)

Bill would also provide for online applications for migrant worker visas.

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Bills introduced in House and Senate to repeal federal death tax

(2/8/2017 2:10:29 PM)

Reps Sanford Bishop co-sponsored House bill.

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Georgia Department of Agriculture opens Specialty Crop Block Grants

(2/8/2017 2:09:26 PM)

Program funds projects that enhance competitiveness of specialty crops

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RMA offering Pecan Tree Insurance Program

(2/8/2017 2:07:07 PM)

Program will be available beginning with the 2018 crop year.

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Sonny Perdue nominated for Secretary of Agriculture

(1/23/2017 4:27:07 PM)

Former governor picked for final cabinet spot

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Next farm bill key topic at Ag Forecast Meetings

(1/23/2017 4:26:07 PM)

Speaker details factors that could affect farm bill proceedings

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Special master orders Georgia, Florida back to mediation

(1/23/2017 4:24:58 PM)

Alabama indicates it may re-enter the dispute

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