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2014 GFB Quality Hay Contest Winner Receives Their Prize

(7/31/2015 10:25:51 AM)

Each year, Georgia Farm Bureau sponsors a friendly competition to see which Georgia producer grows the best quality hay. Recently, the 2014 Hay Contest winner took possession of their prize. Kenny Burgamy has the story.

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4-H Students Learning About Farming And Finance

(7/31/2015 10:24:53 AM)

A group of Oconee County 4-H students are getting valuable lessons about farming and finance. They're not just learning how farmers produce a crop of corn, but also how they turn that crop into money. The Monitor's Mark Wildman explains.

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Seed Field Day Gives Growers Updates On Latest Corn Varieties

(7/31/2015 10:24:08 AM)

Every year farmers look for the ideal seed choices for their operations. That's why field days like one recently hosted by DuPont Pioneer are so important. These events give producers a first hand look at the latest research. Damon Jones reports from Mitchell County.

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Sen. Perdue meets farmers, tours ABAC and UGA Tifton Campus

(7/29/2015 1:38:46 PM)

Tour includes visit to Future Farmstead House and overview of irrigation studies

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GFB names winners in 2015 photo contest

(7/29/2015 1:27:10 PM)

Winning photos to be featured in 2015 GFB Young Farmer Calendar

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USDA deregulates Dow's herbicide resistant cotton

(7/29/2015 1:24:11 PM)

Enlist trait used in combination with Enlist Duo herbicide can help farmers with weed control

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House passes food labeling bill

(7/29/2015 11:56:03 AM)

Bill would create voluntary certification and prevent individual states from passing mandatory biotech labeling laws

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Corn producers suing Syngenta

(7/29/2015 11:42:52 AM)

Growers seeking relief from price drops following China's ban on imports of U.S. corn in 2013 and 2014

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Former Houston County Farm Bureau President Dick Weir dies

(7/29/2015 11:40:46 AM)

Also served on GFB Hay Committee

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Bailey takes reins as FVSU interim president

(7/29/2015 11:39:41 AM)

Ivelaw Griffith stepped down on June 30

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FVSU Extension Animal Science Specialist Getz dies

(7/29/2015 11:34:59 AM)

Getz was renowned for his work with small ruminants

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AFBF, Measure release survey on benefits of drones

(7/29/2015 11:21:02 AM)

Return on investment calculator also available

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Georgia Cotton Farmers Should Consider Rye As A Cover Crop

(7/28/2015 11:09:10 AM)

Georgia cotton farmers can benefit from using rye as a cover crop, according to scientists on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.

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GFB Holds Annual Young Farmer Leadership Conference

(7/24/2015 8:22:06 AM)

Georgia Farm Bureau recently held its annual Young Farmer Leadership Conference, one of the organization's most important events. The conference provides a perfect blend of business and family, as Ray D'Alessio explains.

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Goats Can Be A Financially Positive Addition To An Operation

(7/24/2015 8:21:13 AM)

More and more, people are raising goats to supplement their income. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy recently spoke with a UGA Extension agent and a West Georgia goat producer, both of who are advocates for the benefits of goat ownership.

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Quality Hay Is Critical For Georgia Livestock Producers

(7/24/2015 8:20:31 AM)

High quality hay is very important to maintain healthy livestock. Horse, cattle and other livestock producers depend on hay that is not only plentiful but packed full of good nutrition so their animals will thrive. Recently, the Monitor's Mark Wildman visited with one UGA Extension forage specialist to get an update on the hay crop and learn some tips on how to maximize hay quality.

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Sunbelt Field Day Gives Growers Update On Expo Demonstration Crops

(7/24/2015 8:19:51 AM)

Farmers from across the state recently attended the Sunbelt Field Day at Spence Field in Moultrie. They were presented an update on the demonstration crops being grown for this year's Sunbelt Expo, as well as a look at new technologies and techniques in use. Damon Jones has the story.

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Issues, fun highlight GFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference

(7/22/2015 8:39:43 AM)

While children play, Young farmers get updates on GFB legislative activities, GMOs and managing credit.

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