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Members talk issues during GFB Day at the Capitol

(2/22/2017 1:35:32 PM)

Organization honored in both chambers of legislature.

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Special master recommends water ruling in Georgia's favor

(2/22/2017 1:34:08 PM)

Lancaster criticizes Georgia but finds Florida failed to prove its case in suit before Supreme Court, which now has the chance to decide whether to accept special master's recommendation.

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Metering and compliance key to protecting ag water use

(2/22/2017 1:31:19 PM)

Southwest Georgia farmers meet to hear updates on water-related issues.

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Feb. 23 deadline to buy tickets for GFB Foundation Gala

(2/22/2017 1:29:10 PM)

Donations will be matched until March 11

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Ronnie Lee elected chair of National Cotton Council

(2/22/2017 1:27:57 PM)

Election took place at NCC annual meeting Feb. 10-12

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Morris re-elected chairman of Georgia Peanut Commission

(2/22/2017 1:26:11 PM)

Irwin County farmer enters his 16th term as chairman of the GPC

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USDA to survey farmers' planting intentions for 2017

(2/22/2017 1:24:57 PM)

Data to be used in Prospective Plantings report and Grain and Stocks report

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Georgia Equine Commission recognizes youth champions

(2/22/2017 1:23:29 PM)

Youth tour state capitol and were honored for finishes in the top 10 in national or world shows.

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Drought facilitates outbreak of timber-killing beetles

(2/22/2017 1:20:20 PM)

Ips beetles found in thousands of locations north of the Fall Line.

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House Ag Committee holds first farm bill hearing

(2/22/2017 1:18:30 PM)

Testimony focuses on economic difficulty facing nation's farms

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Georgia corn, tobacco growers to vote on continuing assessments

(2/22/2017 1:17:06 PM)

Voting to take place in March

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Crop insurance deadline nears for Georgia row crops

(2/22/2017 1:15:45 PM)

Feb. 28 is deadline for multiple crops.

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"Peanut Farmer" Mural Artist Explains How Project Was Created

(2/17/2017 2:59:54 PM)

Covering 27,000 square feet across an operating peanut silo, the largest mural in the United States can be found in Southwest Georgia. It's called "The Peanut Farmer", and it's located just couple of blocks off the town square in Colquitt, Georgia. The Monitor recently spoke with Charlie Johnston, the artist behind the mural, to learn how this giant artwork came to life.

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Georgia Lawmakers Recognize Horse Industry During Youth Equine Day

(2/17/2017 2:58:34 PM)

The equine industry contributes more than $2 billion to Georgia's economy. It also provides recreational and learning experiences for Georgia youth. The annual Equine Day at the Capitol brought awareness to this important sector of Georgia agriculture, as the Monitor's Damon Jones explains.

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New UGA Facility Aims To Help Build Georgia Food Industry

(2/17/2017 2:40:20 PM)

Georgia grows a wide variety of commodities that can be used to create countless food products. But creating those products takes a lot of time, knowledge, and the right equipment. A new state-of-the-art center has opened on the UGA Griffin Campus, and it is expected to help grow the food industry here in Georgia.

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Georgia Businessman Hopes Invention Will Revolutionize Poultry Processing

(2/10/2017 8:56:38 AM)

A Georgia businessman and inventor has spent years in the industrial manufacturing business. His latest invention, though, could help make poultry processing plants safer for the people who work in them. The Monitor's Ray D'Alessio reports.

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Cotton Commission Meeting Helps Growers Plan For Upcoming Season

(2/10/2017 8:50:23 AM)

Georgia is one of the nation's leading cotton-producing states. Growers gathered in Tifton recently for the Georgia Cotton Commission's annual meeting and, as the Monitor's Mark Wildman explains, heard important information that will help keep the industry profitable in Georgia.

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Worth County Family Has Great Success Showing Livestock

(2/10/2017 8:46:40 AM)

Twice a year, the Georgia National Fairgrounds plays host to the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show where hundreds of 4-H and FFA members from around the state compete for bragging rights as well as cash prizes. One family has made a habit of winning grand champion awards during these events over the past decade.

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Georgia Corn Producers Plan For New Crop Year

(2/10/2017 8:43:54 AM)

Planting season for Georgia's corn crop is just around the corner. Many growers helped prepare themselves for the new season by attending a recent information course in Tifton. The Monitor's Damon Jones explains.

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Former POW speaks at GFB State Presidents' Conference

(2/8/2017 2:25:28 PM)

County leaders attend training on leadership, GFB organization

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