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

(11/26/2014 3:19:18 PM)

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 Jefferson County's Chris and Lori Rogers, one of this year's finalist families.

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Greene County Couple Enjoys Creating With Cotton (VIDEO)

(11/26/2014 8:37:51 AM)

In our continuing look at how one Georgia crop shapes so much of our existence, we see how cotton is truly woven into the lives of one couple. Recently, the Monitor's Kenny Burgamy had the opportunity to meet Michael and Cheryl White, who say cotton is definitely the fabric of their lives.

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Cotton Harvest A Family Affair On One South Georgia Farm (VIDEO)

(11/26/2014 8:36:54 AM)

The 2014 cotton harvest is well underway around Georgia, and the Monitor's Mark Wildman visited one farm in Cook County that depends on every family member to pitch in to make sure the crop gets harvested correctly and on time.

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Cotton Producers Face New Farm Bill Program Decisions For 2015 (VIDEO)

(11/26/2014 8:35:59 AM)

Cotton producers will have some very important decisions to make over the next year as they decide whether or not to participate in the new STAX program starting in 2015. Damon Jones recently attended an informational session in Tifton and gives you some advice on how to make the best choice for your farm.

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Stink Bug App Could Save Farmers, Scouts Time and Money

(11/24/2014 1:33:22 PM)

A new app, developed for smartphones and tablets by researchers and Extension personnel with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, allows farmers and scouts to save time and money by finding and using the most effective treatments available for stink bugs.

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Dairy Scientist Studying Benefits of Forage Sorghum as Supplemental Feed

(11/24/2014 1:31:41 PM)

University of Georgia researchers are researching drought-tolerant, alternative forages for the state's dairy producers to help safeguard their feed supply and save money.

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Farmland Film Now Available Via Download, On-Demand

(11/24/2014 1:29:45 PM)

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll's feature length documentary, Farmland, is now available for rent and purchase via On Demand platforms - providing more people with the opportunity to view the film from their own homes and digital devices.

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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)

Nomination meetings to fill two positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors will be held Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. in Swainsboro and Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. in Colquitt.

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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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