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Golden Peanut acquires Harrell Tree Nuts, changes logo

(11/21/2014 2:18:21 PM)

Move expands company's pecan operation

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USDA seeks comments on new conservation stewardship rule

(11/21/2014 2:13:50 PM)

The rule establishes the role of CSP as one of the programs to help the Regional Conservation Partnership Program accomplish its purposes.

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County Farm Bureaus celebrate Farm-City Week

(11/21/2014 2:11:57 PM)

Partnership between farmers, urban partners hightlighted

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Conaway to chair House Agriculture Committee

(11/21/2014 2:08:07 PM)

Texas Republican succeeds Frank Lucas

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Georgia Peanut Commission nomination meetings set

(11/21/2014 2:05:06 PM)

Seats in District One and District Three

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Obama announces executive action on immigration

(11/21/2014 2:01:58 PM)

Long-term migrants can avoid deportation if they meet certain criteria

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Meetings provide farmers with details on STAX program

(11/21/2014 1:55:05 PM)

National Cotton Council gives review of how commodity programs work under the new farm bill

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Georgia-Grown Christmas Trees In The Spotlight This Holiday Season

(11/21/2014 1:29:05 PM)

For more than 500 years, people have brought trees into their homes to decorate for the holiday season. While some families choose artificial and pre-lit trees, plenty of people still want the real thing.

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2014 GFB Young Farmer Achievement Finalists - Bottoms Family (VIDEO)

(11/21/2014 7:57:05 AM)

Every year Georgia Farm Bureau recognizes outstanding young farmers for their work on the farm and in Farm Bureau activities. Three finalists compete for the annual Young Farmer Achievement Award. Meet Pike County's Matt and Melissa Bottoms, one of this year's finalist families.

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South Georgia Farmer Produces Clothing With The Cotton He Grows (VIDEO)

(11/21/2014 7:55:49 AM)

Most cotton farmers grow, harvest and sell their crops, then move on to the next product. There are a few exceptions, though. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy introduces us to a Stewart County farmer who has his own clothing company, producing clothes with the cotton he grows.

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Farm-City Week Celebrated In Metro Atlanta (VIDEO)

(11/21/2014 7:54:56 AM)

For over 20 years, Cobb County Farm Bureau here in Georgia, has been celebrating Farm-City Week. The event highlights the important relationship between farmers in rural America, consumers and other retailers in urban America. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the story.

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Christmas Tree Farms Prepare For Holiday Business (VIDEO)

(11/21/2014 7:53:50 AM)

Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it's time for consumers to set their sights on picking out the perfect tree. Recently, Damon Jones visited one tree farm in Covington that takes great pride in making this a special occasion for the entire family.

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Thanksgiving Meal Cost Up Slightly In 2014; Georgia Below National Average

(11/20/2014 2:39:49 PM)

The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey.

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Deadline To Apply For Monsanto Scholarships Is Feb. 1

(11/18/2014 2:29:35 PM)

Monsanto is offering $1,500 college scholarships to 352 students nationwide through its America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program, and students in 34 Georgia counties are eligible to apply

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Corn, Peanut and Soybean Yields Up Slightly in NASS Forecast

(11/18/2014 2:10:05 PM)

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) adjusted its projections for Georgia yields in corn, soybeans and peanuts according to the agency's November crop production report.

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Georgia Files Suit Against Corps Of Engineers Over Water Supply Issue

(11/18/2014 2:04:18 PM)

The state of Georgia, the Atlanta Regional Commission and Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority filed lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Nov. 7 for failure to address long-standing water supply requests in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin.

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Bentley Named GCA Executive Vice President

(11/18/2014 1:59:39 PM)

The Georgia Cattlemen's Association (GCA) has named Will Bentley as its new executive vice president.

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GFB Farm Tour Returns With May 2015 Visit To South Carolina

(11/18/2014 1:48:10 PM)

Georgia Farm Bureau is offering a tour of some of South Carolina's premier agricultural destinations.

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GFB Urges Withdrawal of Proposed Federal Water Rule

(11/18/2014 1:36:35 PM)

Rule would expand federal jurisdiction under Clean Water Act and erode private property rights

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Record Growth Continues At Georgia's Ports

(11/18/2014 11:00:26 AM)

The Georgia Ports Authority announced today that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority.

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