What we're thankful for
(11/24/2015 2:15:11 PM)
Georgia Farm Bureau leadership and Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black take a moment to express the things in their lives for which they are thankful. From all of us at GFB, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
AFBF: Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up 70 cents
(11/24/2015 2:13:08 PM)
Cost for feast for 10 estimated at $50.11 in annual informal price survey.
Farm Bureau celebrating Farm-City Week
(11/24/2015 2:09:59 PM)
Event highlights cooperation between farmers and their partners in processing, packaging and shipping food products.
UGA names finalists for CAES dean position
(11/24/2015 2:08:19 PM)
Finalists to make presentations.
Senators urge USDA to adjust indemnity rules for poultry growers
(11/24/2015 2:05:52 PM)
Group pushes for split indemnity payments and consider other factors in determining eligiblity for federal government assistance in event of an outbreak of HPAI.
Georgia, Florida agree to mediation in SCOTUS water case
(11/24/2015 2:03:41 PM)
Florida sued Georgia in 2013 over water use; case is progressing in Supreme Court.
Healthy animals are basis for safe food supply
(11/24/2015 2:01:21 PM)
Farmers work with veterinarians to make sure medications are used appropriately
Meet Georgia Farm Bureau's 2015 Young Farmer Achievement Winners
(11/20/2015 10:28:56 AM)
Every year Georgia Farm Bureau recognizes outstanding young farmers for their work on the farm and their involvement in Farm Bureau. Three finalists were chosen for the 2015 Young Farmer Achievement Award, and the winning farm family came from Pike County. This week, meet Matt and Melissa Bottoms.
South Georgia Candy Company Proudly Uses Georgia Grown Nuts
(11/20/2015 10:27:45 AM)
Holiday season is here, and many people like to give - and receive - delicious candies as gifts. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy recently visited the South Georgia-based Dillon Candy Company, which is proud to use Georgia-grown products including locally sourced peanuts and pecans.
Georgia Cattle Producers Seeing Good Prices, Though Down From 2014
(11/20/2015 10:26:35 AM)
Georgia beef cattle producers have been enjoying higher prices in recent years. But as all farmers are all aware... high prices don't stay around forever. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has an update on cattle prices and what the economists are saying about the Georgia market.
Agriculture Celebrated During Farm-City Day In Cook County, Georgia
(11/20/2015 10:25:21 AM)
Every year, Georgia Farm Bureau helps promote Farm-City Week by supporting a number of events in communities across the state. These events emphasize the importance of agricultural production to local communities. The Monitor's Damon Jones reports from one such event in Cook County.
UGA expert: HPAI an industry issue, no public health concern
(11/18/2015 11:56:38 AM)
Quarantines being lifted in Iowa, Minnesota
Georgia's Verdant Kitchen makes Oprah's Favorite Things list
(11/18/2015 11:53:30 AM)
Chatham County farm produces ginger, turmeric, which is used to make a variety of products the company sells.
Paul Jones named Fort Valley State University President
(11/18/2015 11:48:42 AM)
New president moves from Darton College in Albany
GPC taking nominations for Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer
(11/18/2015 11:38:52 AM)
Award to be given at 2016 Peanut Farm Show in January.
Moore retiring from GA Ag Expedition Authority
(11/18/2015 11:37:43 AM)
Retirement is effective March 1, 2016.
Monsanto accepting applications for scholarships
(11/18/2015 11:36:20 AM)
Scholarships are for students in counties that planted at least 30,000 acres of corn, soybeans, cotton and/or vegetables.
FDA publishes final food safety rules
(11/18/2015 11:33:21 AM)
Three rules deal with produce safety, foreign suppliers and third-party certification.
Christmas Tree Time Is Almost Here
(11/13/2015 7:53:50 AM)
Even as Thanksgiving approaches, families across Georgia are thinking about Christmas and are planning when and where to get this year's Christmas tree. Many Georgia Farm Bureau Certified Farm Markets offer you-pick Christmas trees, and they can make the process fun and hassle-free. The Monitor's Ray D'Alessio explains.
Consumers Flock To North Georgia Farm Market For Fresh Produce
(11/13/2015 7:53:05 AM)
Across the country, more consumers than ever are visiting farm markets for fresh fruits and vegetables. There's a movement to know who grew the food, and to buy it directly from the source. Kenny Burgamy visits one North Georgia farm market that offers fresh produce, along with beautiful mountain scenery.