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USDA proposes rule to limit payments to non-farmers

(3/31/2015 4:57:28 PM)

Rule defines what constitutes "actively engaged" in farm management

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Congress examines potential effects of Waters of the U.S. rule

(3/31/2015 4:41:24 PM)

House and Senate ag committees hold hearings on proposed rule from EPA, Corps of Engineers

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UGA Researchers Work To Control Insect Attacking Southeastern Peas

(3/27/2015 10:00:01 AM)

It is no secret that weevils can cause a lot of problems for farmers and their crops. Southeastern pea crops are no exception, and researchers at the University of Georgia are doing all they can to stop one determined insect, the Cowpea Curculio. Kenny Burgamy has the story.

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USDA Deputy Secretary Describes Her Journey From Rural Georgia To Washington, DC

(3/27/2015 9:58:23 AM)

From the small town of Camilla, to the most powerful city in the country, it's been quite a journey for USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. In a recent sit down with our Damon Jones, she tells us her role within the administration and her path to get there.

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UGA Pecan School Helps Growers Learn Ways To Improve Management, Efficiency

(3/27/2015 9:57:32 AM)

Georgia Pecan producers had the opportunity recently to learn how to manage their orchards better and more efficiently. At UGA's Pecan School, growers heard presentations on a wide variety of topics to help them boost yields and increase the profits on their farms. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has this report.

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Ship Date Set for 2015 Vidalia Onion Season

(3/27/2015 9:50:49 AM)

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has announced April 27 as the official shipping date for the 2015 Vidalia onion marketing season.

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USDA Conducting Sorghum Referendum

(3/24/2015 6:08:38 PM)

Deadline to submit ballots is April 21

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GFB Young Farmer Committee taking contest entries, conference registration

(3/24/2015 5:54:09 PM)

Young Farmer Leadership Conference scheduled for July 15-18

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State increases capital purchase tax exemption to $500,000

(3/24/2015 5:49:36 PM)

Exemption set to reflect federal tax exemption for major farm purchases

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House Ag Committee passes Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

(3/24/2015 5:46:53 PM)

Bill would eliminate NPDES requirement for FIFRA-approved pesticides

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USDA Researchers Develop New Vaccine To Fight Poultry Diseases

(3/23/2015 2:47:40 PM)

A vaccine that protects chickens against two infectious poultry diseases has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

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CAES Spring Showcase to Feature Agricultural, Environmental Sciences at UGA

(3/20/2015 12:50:40 PM)

The University of Georgia CAES is inviting campus and the northeast Georgia community to learn something new about the world of agricultural and environmental sciences by stopping by one of the events happening during its inaugural CAES Spring Showcase April 3-16.

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Deep South Poultry Conference To Be Held In Tifton April 8th

(3/20/2015 12:48:35 PM)

The 2015 Deep South Poultry Conference will be held April 8 at the University of Georgia's Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga.

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One Man's Huge Influence On Georgia's Forestry Industry (VIDEO)

(3/19/2015 4:07:19 PM)

A recent report stated that the state's forest industry contributes $16.9 billion to Georgia's economy. With that in mind, we take a special look at the industry in Georgia, and how one Treutlen County man's vision literally boosted forestry and a few related industries. Kenny Burgamy has the story.

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