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Georgia Farm Bureau Kicks Off 2014 District Annual Meetings (VIDEO)

(9/18/2014 1:20:59 PM)

A sure sign of the arrival of Fall is the beginning of Georgia Farm Bureau's annual district meetings. The first of these meetings was held recently in Douglasville, which is in GFB's Third District. The Monitor's Ray D'Alessio was there and has this story.

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Fall Means Pumpkin Time Across Georgia (VIDEO)

(9/18/2014 1:20:05 PM)

It's that time of year when Georgians start buying pumpkins to eat and decorate. Pumpkins are a huge part of the fall scenery and one North Georgia family is expected to harvest big numbers. Kenny Burgamy has that story from Hall County.

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North Georgia Farm Raises Goats For Show Rings (VIDEO)

(9/18/2014 1:18:57 PM)

Goat production is on the rise in Georgia, and in Northeast Georgia Will Cabe is raising some of the best. The Monitor's Mark Wildman recently visited Cabe's farm in Franklin County, where the goal is not only to raise the best goats, but to help young people learn the value of agriculture. Mark Wildman has the story.

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Georgia Growers Look To Pomegranates As New Cash Crop (VIDEO)

(9/18/2014 1:18:09 PM)

While Alma, Georgia might be considered blueberry country, there's another fruit local growers are hoping will develop into a cash crop. They are excited about the prospects for a local pomegranate industry. Damon Jones takes a look at one farm that began as a hobby and is now at the forefront of local pomegranate efforts.

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NASS adjusts crop projections in September report

(9/17/2014 2:40:31 PM)

Cotton and peanuts down, corn and soybeans up

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Registration open for America's Farmers charity program

(9/17/2014 2:36:00 PM)

Farmers in 34 Georgia Counties may apply for Monsanto funding for a local charity

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Zoetis gets license for PEDv vaccine

(9/17/2014 2:32:07 PM)

Vaccines to be available later in September

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Nine House and Senate members from Georgia receive AFBF award

(9/17/2014 2:21:53 PM)

Friend of Farm Bureau Award based on voting records

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Drones Could Provide Big List To Ag When FAA Allows Use

(9/16/2014 11:19:33 AM)

The big boom in unmanned aircraft may come from what's known as precision agriculture - using high-tech systems to help farmers increase yields and cut costs.

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AFBF Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad

(9/16/2014 11:17:55 AM)

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization's leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements to reduce or eliminate government-imposed barriers to agricultural trade.

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NASDA Members Say "Withdraw" to EPA's Waters of the U.S. Rule

(9/16/2014 11:17:01 AM)

At the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), NASDA Members unanimously called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule.

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New Exhibit on Georgia Egg Industry at Museum of Agriculture

(9/15/2014 11:08:48 AM)

A new exhibit in the main hall of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College focuses on Georgia's egg industry.

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Agreement To Deepen Savannah Harbor Almost Ready, Governor Says

(9/15/2014 11:07:08 AM)

Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he expects an agreement with the federal government to be finalized later this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million of its own money upfront to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah.

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100+ Bushel Soybeans Officially Reached In Georgia

(9/15/2014 11:04:16 AM)

In a sponsored research trial in Brooks County, Ga., 100-plus bushels per acre of soybeans were harvested Sept. 11, the highest official soybean yield ever recorded for the state.

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Cotton Prices Unfavorable For Georgia Farmers

(9/15/2014 11:01:26 AM)

Improved crop conditions across the nation have played a major role in driving cotton prices down dramatically over the past four months, says a University of Georgia economist.

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Plains Peanut Festival Set For September 27

(9/15/2014 9:56:25 AM)

The 2014 Plains Peanut Festival kicks off Sept. 27 with a street dance, parade and lots of peanuts. The festival is held annually in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

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New UGA Peanut Agronomist On The Job (VIDEO)

(9/12/2014 8:53:56 AM)

Since Georgia produces about half of the peanuts consumed in the U.S. Because of that, research and information sharing is critical given all the challenges facing that crop's production. In August, a new peanut agronomist arrived at UGA's Tifton Campus. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy introduces us to Scott Monfort.

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Georgia Farmer Seeks State Soybean Yield Record (Video)

(9/12/2014 8:53:02 AM)

Brooks County farmer Randy Dowdy is best known for his high yielding corn, but now Randy is setting his sights on high yielding soybeans. He is hoping to grow 100-bushel soybeans on his farm, which would be a Georgia record. Mark Wildman has the story.

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Field Day Provides Information, Advice For Pecan Growers (VIDEO)

(9/12/2014 8:51:58 AM)

Thanks to a farm gate value of more than $250 million, Georgia has been the country's leader in pecan production for the better part of the past two decades. That's why events like the Southeastern Georgia Pecan Field Day are so important, as growers got tips on how to prevent disease as well as increase yield. Damon Jones has the story.

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USPOULTRY Releases Video on Current & Future Antibiotic Use in Poultry Industry

(9/11/2014 1:59:51 PM)

To help provide insight into the current and future use of antibiotics in poultry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video.

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