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09/12/2018

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GFB encourages Georgians to vote with I Farm. I Vote. campaign

Website offers citizens help getting registered for Nov. 6 election. Deadline to register is Oct. 9

09/12/2018

Featured

FSA producers meetings highlight cotton, WHIP and trade prorgrams

Dec. 7 deadline to sign up for seed cotton program; Nov. 16 deadline to sign up for WHIP, Jan. 15 deadline to apply for Market Facilitation Program.

09/12/2018

Featured

Farm Bill Conference Committee holds first public meeting

Committee leadership recognizes urgency to provide help for America's farmers.

09/12/2018

Featured

USDA taking nominations for Dietary Guidelines Committee

Committee will review scientific evidence to help produce the next edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

09/12/2018

National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 16-22

Each day features activities focusing on a new safety topic. Educational videos are available for online viewing.

09/12/2018

Crop insurance deadline nears for Georgia grain producers

Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent to learn details for the 2019 crop year.

09/12/2018

Calhoun County's Jimmy Webb named to Cotton Board seat

Cotton Board names new slate of officers for the 2018-2019 program year.

09/12/2018

Trump names Angle as NIFA director

For UGA CAES dean will oversee USDA ag research arm to help solve national challenges in ag, food and the environment.

09/12/2018

USDA continues restructuring, plans ERS and NIFA move from D.C.

Department cites employee recruitment concerns and cost benefits of relocating agencies; Bishop and Ag Appropriations Subcommittee members express concerns with the plan.

09/12/2018

Sunbelt Expo offers educational opportunities for youth

Youth Educational Challenge, Ag Mechanics Contest and career seminars to be featured at 2018 Expo.

09/12/2018

NCC produces plastic contamination prevention video

Video addresses removing contaminants in the field, reviewing round module harvester maintenance, best practices for transporting modules and best practices for unwrapping modules.

09/12/2018

Former GFB 9th District Director Charlie Burch dies

Burch served on GFB Board of Directors from 1992 to 2000.

09/11/2018

Ag News Roundup - September 11, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

08/28/2018

USDA details aid for farmers affected by tariff retaliation

Plan outlines payment rates, food purchase information and agricultural trade assistance.

08/28/2018

Court orders WOTUS rule back in effect in 26 states

South Carolina federal judge orders injunction on Trump administration plan to delay implementation of WOTUS rule, which Farm Bureau has fought since it was proposed.

08/28/2018

U.S., Mexico reach trade agreement

The United States and Mexico agreed to work together on agriculture matters, improve transparency and consultations on matters affecting trade between the two countries and provide for non-discriminatory treatment in grading of agricultural products.

08/28/2018

Ag Issues Summit covers water, rural economy, ag ed and GATE cards

Water lawsuit in Supreme Court could take another two years, state opens initiatives to improve rural economy, dozens of schools apply for elementary ag ed program and changes on the way for GATE program.

08/28/2018

UGA Tifton kicks off centennial celebration

Tifton campus started as Coastal Plain Experiment Station and has had global impact. The campus kicked off a celebration that will feature several events through May 2019.

08/28/2018

Colquitt County farmers ready to mentor new ones

Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) Moultrie established a team of ag professionals to advise would-be-farmers and agribusiness owners the way SCORE volunteers have helped small business owners since 1964.

08/28/2018

GFB distributing new Certified Farm Market signs

Signs signify to customers that market has met requirements of GFB's CFM program.

08/28/2018

NASS: Georgia farm land values down

Ag real estate in the state fell by one percent from 2017 to 2018, but remained above the national average.

08/28/2018

Georgia Cotton Commission urges timely passage of farm bill

GCC letter, signed by GFB and other ag organizations, asks Congress to complete farm bill on time and avoid language that would be detrimental to the cotton industry.

08/28/2018

AFBF Foundation taking applications for mini-grants

The White-Reinhardt program funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy.

08/28/2018

Billy Hughes named new Georgia Agricultural Education program manager

After serving as ag educator and principal at schools in Effingham County, Hughes will succeed Chip Bridges as head of Georgia Ag Ed, which oversees the state's FFA program.

08/28/2018

Urban Ag Council responds to verdict in Roundup case

UAC offers information on weed killer's history of safe use and background on the court case in California.

08/28/2018

USDA makes aid available to pecan growers

Funding will be provided through TAP, a program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Up to $15 million is available to eligible pecan orchardists or pecan nursery tree growers for certain mortality losses incurred during 2017.

08/28/2018

AFBF taking applications for Ag Innovation Challenge

The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations in agriculture. This

08/21/2018

Ag News Roundup - August 21, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

08/15/2018

Georgia Farm Bureau starts policy process with commodity conference

Commodity committees hear issues updates and consider possible changes to GFB policy for 2019

08/15/2018

Saxby Chambliss receives GFB Commodity Award

Former U.S. senator worked on four farm bills and was a consistent voice for agriculture on Capitol Hill

08/15/2018

GFB Awards Harvest 20 research grants

Almost $42,000 given to studies on pest constrol, livestock fee, poultry feed, bean varieties and cover crops.

08/15/2018

Meter data shows farmers using water responsibly

Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center has mapped and tracked farmers' water use since 2004 and has shown farmers use efficient, low-pressure irrigation systems.

08/15/2018

Black shares updated GATE card details

Changes in fees, qualification requirements and implementation coming for GATE card holders in 2019.

08/15/2018

Georgia Dept. of Agriculture, GFB to host produce safety training

One-day workshop will cover standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance to help farmers meet requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

08/15/2018

Supreme Court appoints new special master in water case

New Mexico federal court judge will oversee case between Georgia and Florida.

08/15/2018

Morocco opened for U.S. poultry; U.S. pork returns to Argentina

Trade agreements open new markets for U.S. producers

08/15/2018

Big gains forecast for Georgia peach, cotton crops

Reduced peanut acreage expected to result in production decline

08/15/2018

New dairy revenue protection insurance plan available

Enrollment begins Oct. 9 for new insurance product developed under the Federal Crop Insurance Act.

08/15/2018

Former Screven County Farm Bureau President Evans dies

Evans served for 16 years as SCFB president and chaired GFB and AFBF Forestry committees.

08/15/2018

9th Circuit Court bans chlorpyrifos registration and use

Pesticide is used to control a wide variety of pests in agricultural and other settings.

08/15/2018

Georgia counties receive disaster declarations for spring freezes

Producers in primary and contiguous counties are eligible for emergency loans to help cover their losses

08/15/2018

Enrollment open for seed cotton programs until Dec. 7

Farmers have a one-time opportunity to allocate of of the generic base acres on their farm and can choose between two allocation methods.

08/13/2018

Ag News Roundup - August 13, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

08/09/2018

Register Now for 2018 Ag Issues Summit

Hosted by the Georgia House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen, the event features discussions of industry-wide issues currently facing agriculture.

08/09/2018

Ag News Roundup - August 9, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

08/06/2018

Ag News Roundup - August 6, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

08/01/2018

Ag News Roundup - August 1, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

07/25/2018

Young Farmers and Ranchers gain ground at conference

Farm Babe tells YF&Rs to use social media to bridge the gap between them and people outside agriculture.

07/25/2018

YF&R competitive event winners named

Achievement Award, Excellence in Ag Award and Discussion Meet winners advance to compete for national honors

07/25/2018

AFBF, John Deere taking applications for teacher resource kits

Aug. 15 is the deadline to apply for one of 300 kits, which includes the book "John Deere, That's Who!," an educator guide and ag mags.

07/25/2018

GFB accepting entries for 2018 Hay Contest

Producers must be GFB members in order to be eligible for the contest, which rates Bermudagrass hay samples for nutritional content.

07/25/2018

GFB photo contest showcases snapshots of Georgia agriculture

Screven County's Haley Anderson claims top price.

07/25/2018

Heather King named GFB 6th District Field Rep

Stephens County native grew up on a poultry farm and previously worked as an education program specialist with the FFA-FCCLA Center in Fort Valley.

07/25/2018

House names farm bill conference committee members

Georgia's Austin Scott, David Scott and Rick Allen are among appointees.

07/25/2018

Murphy, Vaughn named to Georgia Equine Commission

Appointees to serve three-year terms on body that oversees promotion, education and research to benefit Georgia horse producers.

07/25/2018

Perdue and Perdue tour Georgia ag locations

Ag secretary, senator from Georgia see production practices, hear from agricultural stakeholders during visit to their home state.

07/25/2018

USDA announces assistance for farmers hurt by foreign tariffs

Funding under the Commodity Credit Corporation authorized to help farmers whose markets are limited by other countries' trade actions.

07/25/2018

Peanut film to air on Georgia Public Broadcasting

"Growing Peanut Butter" traces history and production techniques for one of Georgia's signature crops.

07/25/2018

Andy Bell, Donald Chase appointed to National Peanut Board

The appointees will serve three-year terms, from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021. NPB oversees research, education and promotion programs that benefit peanut growers.

07/25/2018

Bishop urges USDA to ensure SNAP recipients' access to farmers markets continues

Payment processing vendor plans to withdraw; Reps. Sanford Bishop and Rosa DeLauro write to USDA asking for prevention of any service interruption

07/24/2018

Ag News Roundup - July 24, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

07/23/2018

Ag News Roundup - July 23, 2018

Agriculture-related stories in the news today

07/11/2018

GFB Young Farmer & Rancher Conference focuses on gaining ground

Competitive events, educational sessions and children's activities all on tap at annual event on Jekyll Island.

07/11/2018

Senate passes farm bill; conference committee next

The bill includes provisions to make disaster funding available for peach and blueberry growers affected by 2017 frost.

07/11/2018

GFB accepting proposed policy changes

Policy submissions must be approved by a county Farm Bureau president.

07/10/2018

Georgia Farm Bureau joins AFBF on motion in WOTUS case

Farm Bureau seeks to join case in U.S. District Court of Southern Georgia in which 11 states challenged the WOTUS rule.

07/10/2018

Katie Duvall transfers to GFB Public Policy Department

Former foundation director will coordinate and manage GFB's policy development process

07/10/2018

China imposing tariffs on U.S. ag products

Chicken, soybeans, pecans and cotton among major Georgia commodities affected.

07/10/2018

Georgia corn, cotton and soybean acres up, peanut acres decline

Cotton acreage increases by 13 percent to 1.45 million acres

07/10/2018

Pruitt resigns as EPA administrator

Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler named acting administrator by President Trump

07/10/2018

UGA researchers to appear on Facebook Live

Scientists will talk about the work in their labs, how they got started and possible real-world applications of their research.

07/10/2018

NRCS in Georgia announces EQIP sign-up

EQIP provides technical and financial assistance to landowners to address soil, water and other natural resource concerns.

07/10/2018

NRCS, partners announce Poultry Farm Energy Initiative sign-up

Program is for poultry producers looking to improve on-farm energy efficiency, water quality and soil quality.

07/10/2018

Crop insurance deadline nears for Georgia sweet corn growers

July 31 is the deadline to apply for new coverage or make changes to existing coverage.

07/06/2018

Georgia Forestry Commission rangers train hard to fight fires and protect property

The Georgia Forestry Commission’s wildland firefighters are trained in the techniques of fire suppression while working in mostly rugged rural areas.

06/27/2018

Supreme Court gives verdict in Florida-Georgia water lawsuit

The court found that the special master applied too strict a standard in concluding Florida failed to demonstrate that the Court can reach a fair ruling and that an effective remedy is possible.

06/27/2018

U.S. House passes farm bill; Senate considering its own version

Bill makes adjustments in PLC reference prices and dairy program. Senate taking up its version this week.

06/27/2018

GFB accepting nominations for commodity committees

The committees serve in an advisory capacity to the GFB president, board of directors and staff to implement Farm Bureau policy and they make recommendations to the GFB Policy Development Committee.

06/27/2018

Proposed peanut assessment published in Federal Register

The new rule changes the basis for assessment from value to volume (per ton) and was unanimously recommended by the National Peanut Board in 2017.

06/27/2018

Tyson Foods buys one of top organic chicken brands

Tyson currently plans to operate Nebraska-based Tecumseh Poultry as a separate, wholly owned subsidiary

06/27/2018

AFBF accepting applications for County Activities of Excellence

As many as 24 county Farm Bureau activities from across the nation will be selected to display in the IDEAg Trade Show January 2019, in New Orleans.

06/27/2018

Growers producing more peaches in 2018

Colder winter resulted in more chill hours than for the 2017 crop, which was devastated by a late freeze after trees bloomed.

06/27/2018

Georgia Boll Weevil Foundation seeks field officer

Position is responsible for installing, monitoring and retrieving boll weevil traps in Bulloch, Burke, Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven counties.

06/27/2018

ASA seeking applicants for young leader program

Soybean grower couples and individuals are encouraged to apply for the program, which focuses on leadership and communication, the latest agricultural information and the development of a strong peer network.

06/27/2018

Ag safety grants offered by National Children's Center

Grants up to $20,000 will support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury.

06/27/2018

Knox named interim director of Georgia weather monitoring network

The weather network, which includes 86 weather stations statewide, records soil and air temperature, rainfall, humidity and a variety of other weather characteristics, then packages the data for use by farmers, utility companies and others.

06/27/2018

UGA CAES launches ag data science certificate program

Program, which begins this fall, will equip CAES graduate students with the data analysis expertise that they will need to capitalize on the big data revolution.

06/27/2018

Georgia tobacco crop hurt by excessive rain

Some producers received as much as 15 to 25 inches of rainfall during the last two weeks in May, a time when tobacco is starting to grow.

06/26/2018

Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of Georgia searching for field service officer

The Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of Georgia, Inc. has an opening for a Field Service Officer position covering Bulloch, Burke, Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven counties in Georgia.

06/15/2018

"Thank you, Pops, for my farm raising"

Special words for Father's Day from GFB President Gerald Long

06/13/2018

GFB YF&R Committee collecting change for Georgia food banks

County Farm Bureaus accepting donations until July 16.

06/13/2018

Elementary FFA program applications due by June 30

At least six schools will be chosen to participate in three-year pilot program to gauge the viability of using the FFA education model at the elementary school level.

06/13/2018

Court grants states' requested injunction against WOTUS rule

Suit in District Court of Southern Georgia was one of several around the country.

06/13/2018

Goble named GFB Women's Program/AITC Coordinator

Goble replaces Donna Rocker, who retired in May after 31 years at GFB.

06/13/2018

Chip Bridges leaving Georgia Ag Ed to return to classroom

After nine 13 years with the Georgia Department of Education, Bridges headed back to Lumpkin County.

06/13/2018

SHEP gets full funding from federal government

Appropriations bill, Army Corps of Engineers work plan provide $85 million for work on Savannah Harbor in FY 2018.

06/13/2018

Last chance to complete 2017 Census of Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers who have not responded by June 15 have until the end of July to complete the census online through the secure website found on the cover of their census form.

06/13/2018

USDA resumes continuous Conservation Reserve Program sign-up

The FSA stopped accepting applications in fall 2017 for the CRP continuous signup to review available acres and avoid going over the 24 million-acre CRP cap.

06/13/2018

Crop insurance deadline nears for Georgia cabbage growers

Coverage is available for growers in Brooks, Colquitt, Tift and Toombs counties.

06/13/2018

Dairy Margin Protection Program application deadline extended

Upgraded program protects participating dairy producers when the margin between milk price and feed costs falls below levels of protection selected by the producer.

06/13/2018

Senate Ag Committee passes farm bill, sends to full Senate

House is expected to vote on its version of farm bill by June 22.

06/07/2018

Promoting Rural Prosperity: What do farmers need from their workers?

Farmers need help to plant and harvest, but they also need people who can do a lot of other things year-round.

06/07/2018

GFB poultry house inspections benefit growers

Inspecting poultry houses while they are being built allows us to monitor the construction process to ensure the contractors adhere to the modern building standards.

06/07/2018

GFB brings host of Doc Talk to Ga. Food Animal Conference

Veterinary associations and ag organizations hosting the 4th Annual Georgia Food Animal Conference.

06/06/2018

What farmers need to know about crop insurance & prevented planting

UGA College of Ag Economists outline pertinent information farmers need to know & act on if the spring rains have prevented them from planting their row crops

05/30/2018

U.S. House votes down farm bill

Farm bill snagged by effort to force vote on unrelated bill.

05/30/2018

GFB Foundation for Agriculture awards $13,500 in grants

County Farm Bureaus, FFA chapters and 4-H clubs will used grants to enhance public understanding of agriculture.

05/30/2018

Dairy farmers have until June 1 to enroll in new MPP

Dairy support program has updated calculations, premiums and exemptions in place.

05/30/2018

House Appropriations Committee approves SHEP funding

Work to deepen and extend Savannah Harbor shipping channel continues through a federal and state funding partnership.

05/30/2018

USDA publishes new conservation eligibility rule

Rule eliminates DUNS and SAM requirements for farmers using NRCS programs.

05/30/2018

USDA taking nominations for Cotton Board seats

Appointees will serve three-year terms from 2019 to 2021.

05/30/2018

USDA appoints two Georgians to Peanut Standards Board

Appointees will serve remainder of three-year terms that end June 30, 2020.

05/30/2018

ABAC receives certification for ag education program

ABAC expects to award its first bachelor's degrees in ag education in May 2019

05/30/2018

U.S., China agree on measures to reduce U.S. trade deficit

China says it will buy more U.S. agricultural products.

05/30/2018

Former State Rep. Robert Ray dies

Ray was a 2004 recipient of the Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award.

05/16/2018

GFB Art & Essay Contest winners creatively explore Georgia ag

Cobb's Baxley wins art contest, Emanuel's Fennell claim top prizes

05/16/2018

GFB urges Georgia delegation to support House farm bill

Long asks members to oppose amendments that would harm farm safety net.

05/16/2018

U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves ag spending bill

Bill provides agriculture and other funding for FY19.

05/16/2018

Taylor joins GFB Public Policy Department

UGA graduate is a former county coordinator for Coffee County Extension.

05/16/2018

May 31 is deadline to sign up for ginning cost share assistance

USDA extended deadline from May 11.

05/16/2018

Court approves tobacco settlement agreement

Deadline to submit claims for shares of the settlement is May 26.

05/16/2018

NASS conducting follow-up on 2017 Census of Agriculture

Results are to be released in February 2019

05/16/2018

Georgia blueberry growers suffer second straight year of crop loss

March freeze followed by cool, windy April damaged fruit and blooms.

05/16/2018

Bayer/Monsanto merger clears U.S. DOJ

Monsanto CEO stepping down after deal is finalized.

05/02/2018

GFB Foundation for Agriculture awards $58,500 in scholarships

Students pursuing instruction in ag-related fields at University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College and technical schools to receive awards.

05/02/2018

Georgia FFA celebrates 90th year in style

Agriculture Secretary Perdue speaks, Gov. Deal signs bill during convention festivities.

05/02/2018

Gov. Deal signs FFA expansion bill into law

Bill sets up pilot program to test FFA programs in elementary schools.

05/02/2018

Georgia cattlemen initiate feasibility study

GFB one of several partners providing funding for study, which will be done by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.

05/02/2018

National campaign branding pecans as The Original Supernut

Promotional push emphasizes nutrition benefits of pecans, America's only major native tree nut.

05/02/2018

Georgia commodity commissions taking nominations for board seats

To be eligible, individuals must be an active producer of the specific commodity.

05/02/2018

Georgia peanut growers pass referendum to continue GPC

Commission administers research, promotion and education about peanuts.

05/02/2018

UGA CAES announces high school programs for summer 2018

Students get to explore agricultural topics through work with UGA faculty and students.

05/02/2018

Mercer Medical School, UGA Extension work to recruit future doctors

Program hopes to address shortages of doctors in rural areas.

05/02/2018

USDA launches rural development website

Site includes information about best practices in developing rural economies.

04/19/2018

A lesson plan for consumers

Farmers say increasing agricultural knowledge by the general public should be a key topic taught in schools.

04/19/2018

Celebrate your farm mom

Get your nominations in before April 30 for Monsanto's Farm Mom of the Year

04/19/2018

Seed cotton and ginning cost share programs  give growers what they need

USDA programs aim to provide relief for struggling cotton producers

04/19/2018

Truckers hauling agricultural products get temporary waiver from ELD mandate

Livestock haulers' waiver extended until Sept. 30

04/19/2018

GFB insurance policies follow UGA recommendations to protect poultry farmers' investement

Construction recommendations promote structural integrity of poultry houses

04/18/2018

Georgia blueberry growers vote to continue assessment

Assessment funds activities of Agricultural Commodity Commission for Blueberries.

04/18/2018

GFB plants seeds for Harvest 20 vision at Educational Leadership Conference

Herlong shares principles to live by, workshops present techniques to deliver agriculture lessons in schools.

04/18/2018

House Ag Committee releases first draft of farm bill

Bill would include cotton eligibility for commodity programs. Current farm bill expires Sept. 30

04/18/2018

May 1 deadline to apply for GFB Foundation for Agriculture grants

County Farm Bureaus, FFA and 4-H chapters eligible for grants to support classroom education, consumer awareness or leadership development

04/18/2018

Americus livestock sale barn reopens April 30

Facility will host weekly sales on Mondays and will serve multiple counties surrounding Americus

04/18/2018

Baby barn will offer cow and sow live births at Georgia National Fair

Livestock stakeholders, Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter board members and state officials break ground in April 11 ceremony.

04/18/2018

Georgia Cotton Commission approves 2019 research funding

Projects center on cotton diseases, precision ag and more.

04/18/2018

USDA launches rural broadband grant program

Grants intended to improve access to education and healthcare through faster internet connectivity.

04/18/2018

AMS seeks comments on proposed peanut assessment change

National Peanut Board seeking adjustment to formula for determining assessment rates.

04/18/2018

Transportation, traceability draw cattlemen's attention

Georgia Cattlemen's Association Convention features marketing discussion, sales.

04/04/2018

Bills favorable to ag pass Georgia General Assembly

GATE, CUVA, water metering among issues addressed

04/04/2018

China imposes tariffs on dozens of U.S. farm products

Pecans, pork and soybeans among affected commodities produced in Georgia

04/04/2018

April 20 is Vidalia Onion Pack Date

Date based on soil and weather conditions during the growing season.

04/04/2018

Georgia Peanut Commission increases research funding in 2018

GPC board approves 34 proposals from UGA and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service

04/04/2018

Federal spending bill addresses multiple farm issues

Disaster assistance, emissions reporting, electronic logging devices for ag haulers key components of bill to fund federal government through Sept. 30.

04/04/2018

Monroe County's James Vaughn named 2018 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Family raises cattle and horses, grows hay on 5,590 acres.

04/04/2018

Goodson Pecans team wins top prize in Flavor of Georgia Contest

Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter was winning recipe selected from 33 finalist entries.

04/04/2018

Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter announces junior livestock ambassadors

Team of youth will help showcase the livestock and equine industries in Georgia.

04/04/2018

NRCS, Flint River District taking climate resiliency applications

Farmers in 62 Georgia Counties invited to participate in project, which aims to improve water use efficiency, soil health, wildlife habitat among other goals.

04/04/2018

NASS still accepting responses to Census of Ag

Federal law requires farmers' participation

03/22/2018

EPA Administrator Pruitt to GFB: Water update near completion

Speech was part of GFB's Annual County Presidents' trip to D.C.

03/22/2018

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers visit Washington

Infrastructure and trade key topics of discussions with Sen. Perdue, Canadian embassy.

03/22/2018

Georgia vegetable growers approve continued assessment

Assessment funds research, education and promotion projects.

03/22/2018

GFB Foundation Gala attendees have a good laugh

Annual event, featuring comedian Jerry Carroll, celebrates youth livestock champions and raises money to support agriculture literacy and awareness.

03/22/2018

GFB awards $14,000 to Georgia Junior National Grand Champions

Organization sponsored grand champion . prizes for seventh straight year.

03/22/2018

Herlong headlines GFB Educational Leadership Conference

Regisration deadline is March 23 for event scheduled for April 13 and 14.

03/22/2018

FMCSA extends ag waiver from ELD rule

Hours of service logging requirements at odds with animal welfare concerns that come with hauling livestock.

03/22/2018

GFB taking entries for 2018 photo contest

Cash prizes will be awarded to top photos, which will be published in calendar and GFB magazines.

03/22/2018

Seven Georgia educators selected for AFBF STEM program

Georgia teachers to attend professional development events in Fort Worth, Texas, and Portland, Oregon

03/22/2018

Agribusinesses asked for input on future staffing needs

Survey being conducted by Agcareers.com on ehalf of the Agricultural Summit Initiative

03/22/2018

Former State Rep. Amy Carter named to economic development post

Job will focus on efforts to help rural communities in Georgia.

03/22/2018

SE Georgia EMC gets USDA loan for electric infrastructure

Loan will fund numerous projects in eight counties

03/22/2018

Farmers: Nominate a local school for Monsanto grant

Grants intended to generate interest in STEM courses and career fields

03/07/2018

Take farm safety seriously. Your life depends on it.

This week is Agricultural Safety Awareness Week

03/07/2018

Registration open for YF&R Leadership Conference, competitive events

Annual summer event on Jekyll Island offers workshops, networking and a little fun in the sun.

03/07/2018

Georgians invited to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week

Daily activities the week of March 19-23 celebrate state's largest industry.

03/07/2018

Nominations open for Farm Mom of the Year

Monsanto-sponsored contest to honor 10 regional winners.

03/07/2018

May 1 is deadline to apply for cotton scholarships

Georgia Cotton Women sponsor two $1,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of cotton producers.

03/07/2018

Other ag scholarships ...

Daughters of American Agriculture, Syngenta and Growmark offering scholarships to support ag students

03/07/2018

NASS still accepting responses in 2017 Census of Agriculture

Agency may follow up with mail, phone calls and home visits.

03/07/2018

Northey sworn in to USDA undersecretary post

Iowan is former president of National Corn Growers Association and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

03/07/2018

Stougaard named CAES assistant dean for research

New assistant dean will oversee research at seven research centers

03/07/2018

Overall value of Georgia field crops increased in 2017

Improvement driven by value of cotton, peanuts and hay.

03/07/2018

USDA launches opioid resource page

More than 63,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2016.

03/07/2018

USDA offers cotton ginning cost share assistance

FSA to administer program to help cotton producers who were left out of farm bill safety net for 2016 crop year

03/07/2018

Southern Ag loses champion as U.S. Senator Thad Cochran resigns

Mississippi Republican cites health concerns as reason for his retirement.

02/21/2018

Members advocate for ag during GFB Day at the Capitol

Key topics included Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption and the Conservation Use Value Assessment.

02/21/2018

Budget bill gives relief to cotton and dairy producers

Bill extends funding for the government and set funding levels through 2019.

02/21/2018

GFB Foundation awards $6,500 in grants to increase ag literacy

Ten county Farm Bureaus and three schools awarded money to support programs.

02/21/2018

Newton school staffer, Paulding County Farm Bureau win AFBF prizes

Awards part of AFBF's White-Reinhardt program.

02/21/2018

Equine champions honored in capitol ceremony

Group celebrated in Legislature, greeted by governor.

02/21/2018

Georgia blueberry growers voting on commission

Referendum continues through March 30.

02/21/2018

FFA members from across the country celebrating National FFA Week

Week chosen to include George Washington's birthday.

02/21/2018

R.T. Stanley inducted into Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame

Stanley was a long-time president of Toombs County Farm Bureau.

02/21/2018

GNFA chosen to host National Junior High Rodeo Finals

Fairgrounds in Perry will host the event in 2022 and 2023.

02/19/2018

A Few Presidents Who Also Farmed

In honor of Presidents' Day, here is a quick look at a few of our past presidents who were also farmers.

02/15/2018

Georgia Gubernatorial candidates speak to GFB members

Candidate forum was part of GFB Day at the Capitol on Feb. 13.

02/12/2018

What farmers need to know about cotton and generic base in Bipartisan Budget Act

Seed cotton designated as a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill.

02/08/2018

Hall GROWS wins AFBF award

Georgia had a strong presence at the AFBF convention where Hall County Farm Bureau as among 24 county Farm Bureaus nationwide selected to display exhibits about their innovative county programs.

02/07/2018

Ag Forecast Series: Opportunities, challenges ahead for farmers

Consumers have growing amount of disposable income, which could improve market for farm products.

02/07/2018

EPA, Army finalize WOTUS delay rule

Rule would push WOTUS applicability back to 2020.

02/07/2018

Georgia vegetable growers to vote on continuation of assessment

March 2 is deadline to submit ballots

02/07/2018

Doug Bailey named CAES assistant dean for academic affairs

Bailey has led the CAES Horticulture Department since 1999.

02/07/2018

2nd District Cattle Show prepares exhibitors, promotes GFB

Cash prizes awarded to winners

02/07/2018

Federal budget debate could delay advancement of farm bill

National cotton organizations give updates at Georgia Cotton Commission annual meeting

02/07/2018

2017 Georgia Quality Cotton Award winners announced

Turner County's Rawlins takes top award

02/07/2018

Deal appoints three to Georgia Forestry Commission

Two of three are reappointments.

02/07/2018

State ag officials meet with Trump cabinet members

USDA, FDA agree to collaborate on Food Safety Modernization Act

02/07/2018

Hensley named U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Chairman

New chairman is president of Fieldale Farms.

01/24/2018

Avian flu virus detected in wild ducks on Georgia coast

Samples taken from ducks in December, poultry growers urged to follow biosecurity measures.

01/24/2018

Farm bill, crop tips & awards highlight annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Event sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission drew more than 1,300.

01/24/2018

NASS: Georgia peanut growers produce record crop

State's cotton and hay production increased from 2016 to 2017.

01/24/2018

SE Fruit & Vegetable Conference features food safety products

Roadside stand operators get guidelines on FSMA rules.

01/24/2018

ABAC Young Farmers host 4th Annual Cattle Show

Georgia Farm Bureau sponsored top prizes.

01/24/2018

Former GFB state director Phil Redding dies

Memorial service to be held Jan. 26.

01/24/2018

AFBF, NFU join in fight against opioid addiction

Two national farm groups launch Farm Town Strong campaign.

01/24/2018

Sunbelt Expo announces staff changes

Marketing/communications officer Gina McDonald retiring.

01/24/2018

Tractor Supply, FFA taking Grants for Growing applications

Retail farm supply chain to sell paper emblems in support of FFA.

01/24/2018

Georgia Pork Producers Association meeting and NPP election

All Georgia swine producers invited to attend.

01/24/2018

Feb. 1 deadline to apply for Monsanto scholarships

More than $500,000 to be distributed to deserving students.

01/11/2018

AFBF Convention transforms GFB attendees

Reba McEntire delivers keynote address, Hall County recognized for outstanding program.

01/11/2018

GFB policy adopted by AFBF voting delegates

GFB's policy submissions included international trade, farm bill programs and ag labor.

01/11/2018

Trump announces plans to expand broadband in rural areas

President praises farmers for work ethic and self reliance.

01/11/2018

Ag Secretary Perdue talks trade and first-year accomplishments

Speech includes discussion of NAFTA negotiations.

01/11/2018

U.S., Canadian ag officials discuss NAFTA

Canada's MacAulay: No two nations are more interdependent for economic prosperity than the U.S. and Canada.

01/11/2018

Georgia Department of Agriculture still accepting GATE renewals

Newtork issues caused disruptions in online renewals, the deadline for which has been extended to Jan. 15.

01/11/2018

Federal disaster bill includes cotton farm bill provision

House passed supplemental appropriations bill on Dec. 21

01/11/2018

Cofield joins GFB as national affairs coordinator

Cofield previously worked in the office of Rep. Rob Woodall

01/11/2018

GFB appoints 2018 commodity committees

Committees offer guidance for organizational policy concerning their crops.

01/11/2018

Nessmith named GFB Young Farmer Coordinator

Nessmith previously worked for the Georgia FFA Association.

01/11/2018

March 2 is deadline to apply for GFB scholarships

Scholarships available for college freshmen, rising college juniors and seniors, technical college students and veterintary school students.

01/11/2018

UGA names Fluharty head of Animal & Dairy Science Department

Currently at Ohio State, he'll join the UGA staff in May.

01/11/2018

USDA announces FSA state committee appointees

Committees are responsible for carrying out FSA programs.

01/11/2018

Under new leadership, SUDIA becomes The Dairy Alliance

Change a part of organization's new branding initiative.

12/20/2017

NASS adjusts cotton production forecast

Yield not a high as thought in November

12/20/2017

Georgia Cotton Commission announces annual meeting speakers

National cotton organization reps to update Georgia cotton growers

12/20/2017

UGA College of Ag names Leslie Edgar head of ALEC

Edgar coming to Georgia from University of Arkansas

12/20/2017

Georgia Cotton Commission presents 2017 King Cotton Awards

Awards recognize Extension agents who make significant contributions to Georgia cotton production.

12/20/2017

House Ag Committee launches farm bill page

Page provides information and updates on the progress of the 2018 farm bill

12/20/2017

Trump to speak at AFBF Convention

Duvall named to White House Advisory Council

12/20/2017

Rural Development Council presents report

Group of state representatives study declining rural population and ways to facilitate economic growth.

12/20/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau board sets 2018 priority issues

Organization to focus on taxes and budget, natural resources, defense of animal agriculture and general agricultural issues

12/07/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau holds 80th Annual Convention

Organization conducts business, gives awards on Jekyll Island

12/07/2017

GFB announces 2018 Board of Directors

Long to continue as GFB president, Fountain redesignated as 1st vice president

12/07/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau presents state awards

Three counties receive prestigious McKemie Award.

12/07/2017

Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Environmental Issues

EPA Ag Advisor: Agency focused on reform

12/07/2017

Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Political Outlook

Harper: You've got to tell your story

12/07/2017

Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Economic Outlook

Georgia Ag will lose if U.S. pulls out of NAFTA

12/07/2017

Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Education outlook

UGA CAES, Vet School deans discuss initiatives

12/07/2017

Georgia peach growers want colder weather this winter

Mild winter last year caused significant reduction in state's peach production

12/07/2017

2017 Census of Ag underway

USDA sending out questionnaires

12/07/2017

Georgia cotton growers asked to complete survey

Data will help farmers make more informed crop production decisions

12/07/2017

USDA announces Pork Board appointments

Appointees tos erve three-year terms.

11/29/2017

GFB Members headed to Jekyll Island for 80th Annual Convention

Sessions include speeches from Long, Deal; workshops address topics appllicable to broad spectrum of commodities.

11/29/2017

GFB YF competitive event winners bound for Nashville

Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture winners to compete for national honors.

11/29/2017

Workshop goes whole hog on feral pig issue

Participants hear information on diseases, property damage and control strategies.

11/29/2017

GA NRCS announces special sign-up for Irma relief

Assistance is available under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program

11/29/2017

USDA announces Soybean Board appointments

Appointments include 19 new members and three alternates.

11/29/2017

DOT grants temporary ag waiver from ELD rule

Ag groups concerned about conflict between hours of service rules and animal welfare concerns

11/29/2017

U.S. farm exports reach third-highest level on record

Ag trade surplus reaches $21.3 billion.

11/22/2017

Georgia Peanut Commission nomination meetings set

GPC seeking to fill terms in two of its five districts

11/15/2017

GFB Policy Development Committee meets

Committee completes second round of work toward finalizing organization's policy agenda for 2018.

11/15/2017

Ag labor forum provides key training for Georgia growers

Complying with H-2A requirements was a primary topic

11/15/2017

Comments needed by Nov. 30 to prevent federal ELD mandate

Hours of service requirements are scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 18

11/15/2017

Tas Smith named FSA state director

Smith worked with Georgia Farm Bureau for the past 12 years helping to communicate farmers' concerns to lawmakers.

11/15/2017

USDA appoints Joyce White Ga. rural development director

White worked for Sonny Perdue during his term as Georgia governor.

11/15/2017

GFB Public Policy Department welcomes Churchwell

Former Extension agent will be working as liaison between GFB and the state's commodity commissions.

11/15/2017

Crop insurance deadline nears for multiple Georgia crops

Producers wishing to apply for or change their crop insurance policies should contact the USDA's Risk Management Agency

11/15/2017

Crop report: Georgia peanut farmers on pace for record crop

Cotton sustained damage from Irma but still expected to have bigger crop than in 2016.

11/15/2017

Georgia counties receive disaster declarations due to Irma

A total of 108 counties qualify for USDA assistance programs under the declaration.

11/15/2017

Look for 2017 Census of Agriculture surveys by end of year

Ag census is taken every five years to provide comprehensive data about U.S. farms.

11/15/2017

Georgia Southern holds second annual Ag Game

Celebration of Georgia agriculture held in conjunction with GS football game.

11/15/2017

Registration open for 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest

Annual food product contest helps food entrepreneurs break into new markets.

11/01/2017

APHIS only providing free metal scrapie tags

Owners can still get plastic tags from approved manufacturers

11/01/2017

USDA processing pending CRP offers; most 2018 offers suspended

Pollinator Habitat Initiative has met its acreage enrollment goal.

11/01/2017

USDA withdraws proposed GIPSA rule

Rule sought to clarify what constitutes unfair, discriminatory or deceptive practices, but drew mixed reactions from farmers.

11/01/2017

EPA, herbicide manufacturers reach agreement on dicamba

Some states experienced drift problems associated with application of weed-control product. There have been no reports of issues in Georgia.

11/01/2017

U.S. Tobacco reaches settlement over reserve funds

Growers in several southern states, including Georgia, are eligible to shares of the total settlement of $24 million.

11/01/2017

Water educators join UGA Extension

Formerly part of the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission, the educators will work with researchers, economists and other experts to improve water quality.

11/01/2017

Georgia students shine at National FFA Convention

Numerous Georgia chapters and individuals walked away with top awards.

11/01/2017

GPC taking nominations for outstanding young peanut farmer

Applications due at Georgia Peanut Commission office no later than Dec. 15.

11/01/2017

Non-profit group offers small farmer wholesale opportunity.

Common Market Georgia works with local farmers to develop supply of fresh produce for Atlanta-area institutions.

11/01/2017

GFB presents grand prizes for Jr. National goat and lamb winners

Show featured 673 students showing more than 1,300 animals.

11/01/2017

USDA changes Seg 2 peanut grading requirements

The Peanut Standards Board requested the change to reduce farmers’ financial risk. Segregation 2 peanuts usually account for less than 1 percent of the U.S. peanut crop,.

11/01/2017

Farm bill safety net enrollment open for 2018 crop year

Enrollment lasts until Aug. 1, 2018, for ARC and PLC programs.

11/01/2017

EPD begins installing water meters in Flint and Suwanee River basins

Metering program will allow collection of data on water use by farmers.

10/20/2017

Savings Plus: We have an app for great savings

Georgia Farm Bureau members now have a modern on-the-go way to access their GFB member benefit - the Georgia Farm Bureau Savings Plus App.

10/19/2017

Georgia National Fair attendance tops 467,000

The 28th Annual Georgia National Fair, held Oct. 5-15, featured a new 150-foot Ferris Wheel among its attractions and drew 467,584.

10/19/2017

Sunbelt Expo celebrates 40th anniversary

The 40th Annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition celebrated all things ag, both new and old, with an eye toward the future.

10/19/2017

Corn, cotton, soybean production forecasts down from September

USDA NASS October Crop Production Report forecasts significantly lower corn, cotton and soybean production in Georgia.

10/19/2017

Motorists, farmers asked to look out for each other on roads

Georgia Department of Transportation data shows there were 494 crashes involving farm and construction vehicles in Georgia last year that killed 12 people and injured 185 others.

10/19/2017

Newest Centennial Farms honored at Georgia National Fair

14 farm families were honored during the 25th annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony at the Georgia National Fair.

10/04/2017

GFB submits comments on EPA's retooling of WOTUS rule

Georgia Farm Bureau submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the agency's proposed changes to the "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) rule issued in 2015.

10/04/2017

GFB members eligible for discounts on John Deere products

Georgia Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of a new member benefit program for GFB members.

10/04/2017

$58,000 in scholarships available through GFB Foundation for Ag

The GFB Foundation for Agriculture is offering scholarships for students pursuing careers in agriculture or a related field.

10/04/2017

Increasing foreign ag productivity focus of roundtable

Sen. Johnny Isakson and Rep. Austin Scott hosted a roundtable discussion about addressing global hunger in a meeting on Sept. 21 in Tifton.

10/04/2017

GA EPD eases watering limits, stresses year-round conservation

The Georgia EPD is easing outdoor water use restrictions in 55 counties, but noted that state law requires some statewide outdoor watering limits year-round.

10/04/2017

Sunbelt Ag Expo Turns 40!

The Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition is celebrating a milestone this year, marking its 40th annual show, Oct. 17-19, and Georgia Farm Bureau is proud to have been an exhibitor at each of them!

09/20/2017

Georgia pecan growers suffer 'generational loss' from Irma

Most of Georgia's dozens of agricultural commodities experienced damage from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma, but the state's pecan growers were hit particularly hard.

09/20/2017

Georgia cotton growers will feel Irma effects throughout harvest

Georgia's cotton growers lost at least 10 percent of their crop to Tropical Storm Irma but yield losses are likely to reach 20 percent and higher as the season unfolds.

09/20/2017

GFB accepting applications for AITC Teacher of the Year

Georgia Farm Bureau is accepting applications for the Georgia Ag in the Classroom 2017 Teacher of the Year Award.

09/15/2017

GFB President Gerald Long on Passing of Former Ag Commissioner Tommy Irvin

"Georgia farmers and Georgia Farm Bureau lost a longtime advocate and friend last night with the passing of former Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. Commissioner Irvin was a fine gentleman and public servant, and he was steadfast in his support of

09/06/2017

GFB hosts welcome home event for Ag Secretary Perdue

On Aug. 25, Georgia Farm Bureau hosted a luncheon to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue back to his home state.

09/06/2017

GFB offering livestock liability signs

Georgia Farm Bureau is selling signs livestock owners can post to inform visitors of liability protections under a state law passed in the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

09/06/2017

WOTUS comment period extended; EPA to hold listening sessions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have extended the period for public comment regarding the agencies' Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

09/06/2017

Chuck Williams named director of Georgia Forestry Commission

Oconee County Farm Bureau member Chuck Williams began serving as director of the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) Sept. 1.

09/06/2017

Monsanto taking entries for charity program

Farmers in the counties below have until 6 p.m. Nov. 1 to register a charity of their choice in their county to win $2,500 in the America's Farmers Grow Communities program.

09/06/2017

Colquitt County students win Georgia Cotton Women scholarships

Georgia Cotton Women has awarded two scholarships to outstanding Colquitt County High School (CCHS) students.

09/06/2017

Conflict over water between states likely to continue

Water has been a subject of contention for Georgia farmers for decades.