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Georgia Pecan Growers Are Ready For Harvest Season

(10/24/2014 9:52:45 AM)

Over 600 pecan growers across the state are ready to begin harvesting.

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Internet Sensation Peterson Brothers Performed At Sunbelt Expo (VIDEO)

(10/23/2014 1:36:38 PM)

The Peterson Brothers, who happen to be farmers from Kansas, have become Internet sensations thanks to their parody songs that promote farming and rural life. The brothers were on hand for Sunbelt Expo this year, performing and sharing the story of agriculture. Kenny Burgamy has that story.

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UAV Technology On Display At Sunbelt Ag Expo (VIDEO)

(10/23/2014 1:34:04 PM)

Many believe that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or "drones") hold great potential for use in agriculture. A demonstration of UAV technology during Sunbelt Expo proved to be very popular. The Monitor's Mark Wildman shows how this technology might soon be put to good use on a farm near you.

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Tift County Farmer Named 2014 Southeast Farmer Of Year At Sunbelt Expo (VIDEO)

(10/23/2014 1:33:00 PM)

One of the highlights from Sunbelt Ag Expo each year is the naming of the Southeast Farmer of the Year. The 2014 winner, announced during the first day of the Expo, was Tift County's Philip Grimes. The Georgia Farm Monitor's Damon Jones has the story.

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WTO Rules In Favor of U.S. In Poultry Dispute With India

(10/21/2014 5:29:20 PM)

India has been restricing imports of U.S. poultry to prevent entry of avian influenza, though no outbreaks of avian influenza have occurred in the U.S. since 2004.

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EPA Registers Enlist Duo Herbicide In Six States

(10/21/2014 5:20:42 PM)

Georgia registration for Dow weed-killing product could be delayed until 2016

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Six Georgia Counties Designated As Primary Disaster Areas

(10/21/2014 5:15:49 PM)

Farmers in affected counties may be eligible for emergency assistance loans, other programs

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Preliminary Report Shows Georgia No. 1 in Blueberry Production

(10/21/2014 5:09:45 PM)

Georgia passes long-time leader Michigan

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USDA beef checkoff plan draws ire of cattlemen's groups

(10/21/2014 5:03:26 PM)

Producer control of how funds are used a key point of contention

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Honeybee Health Group Releases 'Bee Healthy' Roadmap

(10/21/2014 9:07:24 AM)

The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a coalition of more than 30 organizations and agencies from across food, agriculture, government and conservation, released Bee Healthy, a roadmap to improve honeybee health.

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Statement by AFBF President Bob Stallman Regarding WTO Ruling on COOL

(10/21/2014 9:05:32 AM)

"Americans prefer to buy food products that they know were grown and raised by America's farmers and ranchers, and AFBF supports a country-of-origin labeling program that conforms to appropriate parameters and meets WTO requirements."

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World Trade Organization Rules Against Country of Origin Labeling

(10/21/2014 9:04:39 AM)

The World Trade Organization on Monday said the United States' revised Country of Origin Labeling law violates technical barriers to trade agreements because it provides less favorable treatment for Canadian and Mexican livestock.

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Georgia Leads Nation In Blueberry Production

(10/20/2014 1:56:56 PM)

With the tally from the 2014 growing season complete, it's official: Georgia now leads the nation in blueberry production.

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Carter Helps Plains Celebrate Annual Peanut Festival (VIDEO)

(10/17/2014 11:25:00 AM)

One of the best-known peanut farmers in this country is former President and Georgia native Jimmy Carter. Having just celebrated his 90th birthday, the former President and his wife, Rosalynn, were on hand recently in his hometown for this year's annual Plains Peanut Festival. Kenny Burgamy has that story.

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Georgia's 2014 Peanut Harvest Underway (VIDEO)

(10/17/2014 11:24:06 AM)

Georgia peanut producers are out in the fields harvesting their 2014 crop. The Monitor's Mark Wildman paid a visit to one Tift County peanut farmer who is excited about the harvest season, but realizes farmers have seen better years.

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John Deere, SGTC Partner To Train Ag Equipment Technicians (VIDEO)

(10/17/2014 11:23:24 AM)

For years South Georgia Technical College in Americus has been partnering with some of the biggest companies in the world to provide them with a steady workforce. And recently, the school started a new program with the cooperation of John Deere. Damon Jones tell you what it is and why it's so important for the both the college and the industry as a whole.

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Agreement Lets Construction Begin on Savannah Port Project

(10/15/2014 3:21:55 PM)

State, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sign off on cost-sharing pact.

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Groups call for withdrawal of EPA proposed water rule

(10/15/2014 3:15:37 PM)

Waters Advocacy Coalition and Small Business Administration office of Advocacy say rulemaking process for proposed water rule at odds with APA, RFA

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