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GFA president retiring, organization seeking replacement

(4/27/2015 2:04:11 PM)

McWilliams stepping down after 12 years as GFB president

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FDA proposed rule would expand FSMA exemption to some farms

(4/27/2015 2:02:43 PM)

The proposed rule would amend the definition of a retail food establishment in a way that would expand the number of establishments that are considered retail food establishments, and that are therefore not required to register.

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EPD burn ban in effect May 1 for 54 Georgia counties

(4/27/2015 1:56:41 PM)

Annual ban last until Sept. 30

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USDA seeking nominations for Cattlemen's Beef Board

(4/27/2015 1:54:22 PM)

U.S. beef producers and importers are eligible for consideration

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FVSU breakfast celebrates 125th anniversary of 1890 Morrill Act

(4/27/2015 1:51:56 PM)

Event features speeches from elected officials, updates on agricultural and education legislative issues

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Georgia Ag commissions taking nominations for board seats

(4/27/2015 1:49:40 PM)

Seats on eight commodity commissions are available for three-year terms

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GFB awards $14,250 in college scholarships

(4/27/2015 1:48:02 PM)

Recipients headed for agricultural courses of study

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Paul speech, service projects highlight Georgia FFA Convention

(4/27/2015 1:46:36 PM)

State FFA hands out awards and offers workshops for teachers and students

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A Look At How Georgia's Ag Tax Exemption Is Administered (VIDEO)

(4/24/2015 10:46:31 AM)

Now in its third year, the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption (GATE) program was designed to help the state's ag producers manage their input costs. Program oversight has been a concern for some critics, so the Monitor's Ray D'Alessio talked with Georgia Department of Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley to get details on how the program is administered.

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Rain Delays Strawberry Time In Some Parts Of Georgia (VIDEO)

(4/24/2015 10:45:49 AM)

Springtime in Georgia brings many things, including the chance to get out in the fields and pick fresh, ripe strawberries. This spring, a few strawberry fields around the state are running a bit behind due to more than plentiful rainfall. But the quality is still there, as Kenny Burgamy explains.

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Horses Important To State's Ag Economy And To Those Who Own Them (VIDEO)

(4/24/2015 10:42:30 AM)

It's not uncommon to find horses on many farms around Georgia. They make great companion animals. But more importantly, the equine industry also makes a noticeable contribution to the state's economy. The Monitor's Mark Wildman visited with one horse owner in Tift County to learn more.

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Climatologist Looks At Farmers' Spring / Summer Weather Forecast (VIDEO)

(4/24/2015 10:39:58 AM)

Planting season is officially upon us as farmers are out in their fields getting ready for the new year. And as always, Mother Nature will have a major impact on when and how long this process takes. Damon Jones recently spoke with UGA climatologist Pam Knox, who details what Georgia farmers can expect in the coming months.

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NRCS Extends Sign-up For Conservation Easement Program

(4/22/2015 9:41:20 AM)

Application period for 2015 funding ends May 15

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EPA denies Counter 20G for use on cotton in Georgia

(4/22/2015 9:36:38 AM)

Georgia Department of Agriculture had requested exemption to help with nematode control

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APHIS confirms HPAI in Wis. commercial chickens, Iowa turkeys

(4/22/2015 9:31:19 AM)

Georgia team asked to help with HPAI response in Minnesota

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GFB Announces Art & Essay Contest Winners

(4/22/2015 9:26:07 AM)

Floyd County's Armstrong, Taliaferro County's Beggs take top prizes

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House passes bill to repeal death tax

(4/22/2015 9:20:03 AM)

Bill was introduced by Georgia's Bishop, Texas' Brady

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Gov. Deal appointes new GSWCC Board, which rehires Dykes

(4/22/2015 9:17:17 AM)

Board appointees include one member from each of the state's five water conservation regions

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UGA Peanut Agronomist Cautions Peanut Producers Against Planting Early

(4/20/2015 10:26:26 AM)

Unusually warm weather conditions and high soil temperatures have Georgia farmers itching to plant peanuts, but a UGA peanut agronomist cautions peanut producers to hold off until the end of April or beginning of May.

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Peanut Entomologist Solicits Help Via Statewide Survey

(4/20/2015 10:13:48 AM)

To better sustain Georgia's future peanut production, a University of Georgia peanut entomologist is surveying Georgia farmers.

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