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New Website Launched To Answer Peanut Allergy Questions

(10/1/2014 10:57:40 AM)

The Georgia Peanut Commission, which represents all peanut farmers in Georgia, has announced the launch of, a new website offering science-based information about peanut and food allergies.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Offers Free BQA Certification

(9/30/2014 5:28:21 PM)

For the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll by Oct. 31.

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UGA Holds Open House For Iron Horse Plant Science Farm

(9/30/2014 5:24:48 PM)

Farm will feature projects in a variety of gran and row crops

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Former GFB 7th District Director Gennis Folsom dies

(9/30/2014 5:19:35 PM)

Folsom also served as Tattnall County Farm Bureau president

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NASDA members call on EPA, Corps of Engineers to withdraw water rule

(9/30/2014 5:12:27 PM)

Georgia Ag Commissioner Black says rule would give the EPA unprecendented power

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FSA taking acreage reallocation, farm bill peanut plan unveiled

(9/30/2014 5:09:20 PM)

Farmers can update their yield history and reallocate base acres to start the enrollment process for crop insurance programs

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Rains Delay South Georgia Peanut Harvest, Cost Growers

(9/30/2014 11:19:22 AM)

Recent rain may be inconvenient for South Georgia residents, but it may be incredibly costly for farmers. One peanut farmer estimates recent rainy, cloudy and cool days could cost him more than $100,000.

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Georgia's Outdoor Burn Ban To Be Lifted October 1

(9/30/2014 10:28:25 AM)

Residents in 54 northern Georgia counties will again be able to burn outdoor yard debris beginning on October 1, 2014.

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UGA Researchers Find Peanut Skins Would Add Antioxidants To Peanut Butter

(9/29/2014 10:53:52 AM)

A team of UGA scientists published a paper recently in the LWT - Food Science and Technology journal that suggests peanut skins can be incorporated in to traditional peanut butter with potentially surprising results.

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Georgia In Spotlight At This Year's Sunbelt Expo

(9/29/2014 10:48:26 AM)

Georgia will definitely be on the minds of the estimated 90,000 people that will flock to this year's Sunbelt Ag Expo in October.

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USDA Implements New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

(9/29/2014 10:46:32 AM)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers.

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China Has Potential As Regular U.S. Peanut Export Customer

(9/29/2014 10:45:34 AM)

About two years ago, groups of Chinese began visiting U.S. peanut shellers, and they were interested in oil stock.

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Peanut Corporation of America Executives Convicted

(9/24/2014 2:07:50 PM)

Parnells, Wilkerson convicted on multiple felony counts related to the 2008 salmonella outbreak connected to PCA plant in Early County.

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USDA Deregulates Pesticide-Tolerant Dow Corn and Soybean Seeds

(9/24/2014 2:00:29 PM)

Traits are part of Enlist Weed Control System aimed at combating herbicide-resistant weeds.

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Georgia Cotton Commission Promoting Contamination-Free Cotton

(9/24/2014 1:55:13 PM)

Growers, ginners offered tips on keeping foreign materials out of cotton.

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EPA withdraws appeal in West Virginia lawsuit over CWA

(9/24/2014 1:47:11 PM)

Court rejected EPA regulation of ordinary stormwater runoff from farms

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Obama Executive Order Establishes Antibiotics Task Force

(9/24/2014 1:33:05 PM)

Agencies directed to limit use of some antibiotics in food-producing animals

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Changing Of The Seasons Means Apple Time In North Georgia (VIDEO)

(9/24/2014 11:02:18 AM)

It is now officially the fall season and that brings cooler temperatures, vibrant colors and fresh Georgia apples. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy recently visited one farm that's off the beaten path, near Ellijay, in north Georgia's Gilmer County.

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South Georgia Cattle Operation Doing Things A Little Differently (VIDEO)

(9/24/2014 11:01:15 AM)

Cattle producers around the state strive to supply the market with a quality product and to enhance the land they farm. Recently, Mark Wildman visited one cattle operation in South Georgia that is doing just that, by using some innovative techniques.

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