Category Archives: Georgia News

2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) starts mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of … Continue reading

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Perdue announces Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump.  FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue reading

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Oct/Nov 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The Oct/Nov 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Cover Crops Peanut Leadership Academy hosts session in West Texas Check off reports from the state grower organizations Legislative Update Southern Peanut … Continue reading

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Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma Granted Extra Time, Procedures, to Document and Claim Disaster Losses

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Also, because … Continue reading

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Rogers Testifies to U.S. Senate Ag Committee that Peanut Provisions in Farm Bill Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Georgia, testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in the 2014 Farm Bill and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program work for … Continue reading

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19th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The theme for the 19th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference theme is Navigating the Marketplace and this marks the 10th year in a row for ZimmComm New Media to attend and populate the conference blog for this great group of … Continue reading

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ website and video

DOTHAN, Ala. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today launched a campaign website, www.PeanutProgramWorks.com, and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill and highlight its importance to farmers, their families … Continue reading

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauds U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee who held a listening session today about the 2018 Farm Bill. “I’m pleased Chairman Conaway was in … Continue reading

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May/June 2017 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The May/June 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issues features: Farming the Delta Irrigation Guidebook Sunbelt Expo Field Day Check off reports from the state grower organizations Washington Update Southern Peanut Growers … Continue reading

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UGA Insect Scouting Schools to be held in Tifton and Midville, Georgia

The annual University of Georgia Insect Scouting Schools are open to farmers, consultants and those interested in learning how to diagnose insect damage on high-value agricultural crops like cotton, peanuts and soybeans. The schools will be held at the UGA … Continue reading

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