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USDA Provides Extension to Update Base Acres & Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs

(3/2/2015 2:18:23 PM)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

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Poultry Industry Byproduct is Valuable Natural Fertilizer

(3/2/2015 1:54:06 PM)

Claudia Dunkley's colleagues at the University of Georgia help the state's poultry farmers grow chickens more efficiently. Dunkley helps them handle one of the industry's biggest, and often underappreciated, byproducts - chicken litter.

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Farm Bureau Members Brave Freezing Temps To Attend GFB Day At Capitol (VIDEO)

(2/27/2015 10:24:11 AM)

Even with temperatures approaching the single digits, almost 500 GFB members from across Georgia descended on the State Capitol in Atlanta for the annual Georgia Farm Bureau Day At The Capitol. The Monitor's Ray D'Alessio was along as the day's discussions under the Gold Dome turned to agriculture.

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Georgia Cotton Growers Learn About International Marketing & Research (VIDEO)

(2/27/2015 10:23:24 AM)

Georgia is perennially the nation's number-two cotton producing state, behind only Texas. Recently, a group of Georgia cotton farmers joined growers from other states on a trip to Cotton Incorporated headquarters in North Carolina, to learn about global marketing and research efforts. Kenny Burgamy has the story.

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Georgia Peanut Farmers Learn About Grower-Funded Research (VIDEO)

(2/27/2015 10:22:02 AM)

Peanuts are one of Georgia's most recognizable crops, but without good research the crop would not flourish and farmers could not produce them economically. Every year Georgia peanut farmers fund research projects that help advance this important Georgia crop. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the report.

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Junior National Livestock Show Features Georgia 4-H and FFA Students (VIDEO)

(2/27/2015 10:20:43 AM)

The recent Junior National Livestock Show brought 4-H and FFA students from around Georgia to the Agricenter in Perry to compete in a wide variety of livestock divisions. As Damon Jones explains, the students who took part in the show had spent countless hours getting their animals ready, and had learned valuable lessons along the way.

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Deal Appoints Six to Forestry Registration Board

(2/25/2015 2:17:53 PM)

Appointees include two members of GFB Forestry Committee

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UGA Study: No One Tax Program To Blame For Local Revenue Decline

(2/25/2015 2:05:33 PM)

CAED study showed a variety of contributing factors

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McLain Farms Named Vidalia Onion Grower of the Year

(2/25/2015 1:57:04 PM)

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Feral Hogs, Permitting Key Topics at GPPA Meeting

(2/25/2015 1:53:43 PM)

Members recieve overview of National Pork Board activities

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GFB Presents Grand Champion Prizes at State Livestock Show

(2/25/2015 1:42:22 PM)

Show featured more than 2,500 head of livestock

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GFB Members Discuss Ag Issues During GFB Day at the Capitol

(2/25/2015 1:33:27 PM)

Water key topic in Deal speech to GFB group

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USDA Forecasts Smaller U.S. Corn, Soybean Crops in 2015

(2/23/2015 10:56:42 AM)

Lower crop prices will have U.S. farmers producing fewer corn and soybeans in 2015, but the decline in soybean production will be limited because its lower production costs relative to other crops may have growers retaining much of that acreage, says USDA.

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Students Use National FFA Week To Share Importance Of Agriculture

(2/23/2015 10:54:07 AM)

More than a half-million students in all 50 states will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host community-wide events to help others in need Feb. 21 to 28.

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Feeding America Benefits From Farm Bureau Donations

(2/23/2015 10:08:38 AM)

The farm and ranch families of Farm Bureau raised more than $1.2 million and donated a record of nearly 42 million pounds of food to assist hungry Americans as part of Farm Bureau's "Harvest for All" program in partnership with Feeding America.

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Mobile Dairy Classroom Educates School Kids About Milk (VIDEO)

(2/20/2015 1:56:31 PM)

Georgia's Mobile Dairy Classroom travels thousands of miles each year teaching kids where milk comes from. The Monitor's Ray D'Alessio caught up with it in Carrollton, recently, to see it in action.

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Northwest Georgia STEM Students Grow & Sell Hydroponic Lettuce (VIDEO)

(2/20/2015 1:55:19 PM)

Students learn about agriculture in classrooms all across Georgia. But one high school in Walker County, Georgia has a pretty successful hydroponic system that's teaching them the growing and business aspects of producing food. It's part of the school's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program. Kenny Burgamy explains.

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GFB County Presidents Gather For Annual Conference (VIDEO)

(2/20/2015 1:52:15 PM)

Georgia Farm Bureau County Presidents gathered in Columbus recently for the organization's annual Presidents Conference. The event is designed to educate county Farm Bureau presidents on new policies and procedures as well as bring them up to speed on new initiatives designed to support Georgia agriculture. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the report.

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Equine Youth Day Celebrated At Georgia State Capitol (VIDEO)

(2/20/2015 1:50:31 PM)

Hundreds of state and national champion equestrians paid a visit to Atlanta recently to be recognized during the sixth annual Equine Youth Day at the Georgia State Capitol. And as Damon Jones tells us, it was a special event not just for the kids, but for the legislators as well.

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Deal Appoints 31 To Regional Water Planning Councils

(2/18/2015 12:40:38 PM)

On Jan. 30 Gov. Nathan Deal appointed 31 members of the state's Regional Water Planning Councils. The Councils operate as part of the Georgia Comprehensive Water Management Plan adopted by the state legislature in 2008.

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