NASS adjusts cotton production forecast
Yield not a high as thought in November
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
Georgia peach growers want colder weather this winter
Mild winter last year caused significant reduction in state's peach production
2017 Census of Ag underway
USDA sending out questionnaires
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.
Federal disaster bill includes cotton farm bill provision
House passed supplemental appropriations bill on Dec. 21
Cofield joins GFB as national affairs coordinator
Cofield previously worked in the office of Rep. Rob Woodall
GFB appoints 2018 commodity committees
Committees offer guidance for organizational policy concerning their crops.
Nessmith named GFB Young Farmer Coordinator
Nessmith previously worked for the Georgia FFA Association.
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.
UGA names Fluharty head of Animal & Dairy Science Department
Currently at Ohio State, he'll join the UGA staff in May.
USDA announces FSA state committee appointees
Committees are responsible for carrying out FSA programs.
Under new leadership, SUDIA becomes The Dairy Alliance
Change a part of organization's new branding initiative.
Georgia Cotton Commission announces annual meeting speakers
National cotton organization reps to update Georgia cotton growers
UGA College of Ag names Leslie Edgar head of ALEC
Edgar coming to Georgia from University of Arkansas
Georgia Cotton Commission presents 2017 King Cotton Awards
Awards recognize Extension agents who make significant contributions to Georgia cotton production.
House Ag Committee launches farm bill page
Page provides information and updates on the progress of the 2018 farm bill
Trump to speak at AFBF Convention
Duvall named to White House Advisory Council
Rural Development Council presents report
Group of state representatives study declining rural population and ways to facilitate economic growth.
Georgia Farm Bureau holds 80th Annual Convention
Organization conducts business, gives awards on Jekyll Island
GFB announces 2018 Board of Directors
Long to continue as GFB president, Fountain redesignated as 1st vice president
Georgia Farm Bureau presents state awards
Three counties receive prestigious McKemie Award.
Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Environmental Issues
EPA Ag Advisor: Agency focused on reform
Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Political Outlook
Harper: You've got to tell your story
Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Economic Outlook
Georgia Ag will lose if U.S. pulls out of NAFTA
Public Policy Breakout Sessions: Education outlook
UGA CAES, Vet School deans discuss initiatives
Georgia cotton growers asked to complete survey
Data will help farmers make more informed crop production decisions
USDA announces Pork Board appointments
Appointees tos erve three-year terms.
GFB YF competitive event winners bound for Nashville
Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture winners to compete for national honors.
GFB Public Policy Department welcomes Churchwell
Former Extension agent will be working as liaison between GFB and the state's commodity commissions.
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.
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,.
Farm bill safety net enrollment open for 2018 crop year
Enrollment lasts until Aug. 1, 2018, for ARC and PLC programs.
EPD begins installing water meters in Flint and Suwanee River basins
Metering program will allow collection of data on water use by farmers.
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.
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.
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.
Corn, cotton, soybean production forecasts down from September
USDA NASS October Crop Production Report forecasts significantly lower corn, cotton and soybean production in Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colquitt County students win Georgia Cotton Women scholarships
Georgia Cotton Women has awarded two scholarships to outstanding Colquitt County High School (CCHS) students.
Conflict over water between states likely to continue
Water has been a subject of contention for Georgia farmers for decades.