Legislative News

Deal Signs Green Agricultural Education Act into Law

Macon, GA – History was made at this year’s Georgia FFA Convention as new legislation was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal. Governor Deal signed Senate Bill 330, or what is called the “Green Agricultural Education Act” in a …

America First Policies Event Hosts Pence Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – It was a packed house as around 500 people gathered for an America First Policies event as a few notable speakers were in attendance to talk about the success of the current administration. Georgia’s Governor Deal was …

Farmers Talk Ag Issues with Lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C – From the moment the plane touched down in DC, the young farmers and ranchers from Georgia had a very busy couple of days ahead of them. Each minute is a valuable one as they get the chance …

New Spending Bill Protects Cotton and Dairy Producers

TIFTON, GA – Almost everywhere you looked around South Georgia last year, there were acres and acres of peanuts, as farmers planted a record 1.9 million acres. A big reason for that was the absence of coverage in the 2014 …

Farmers Meet Legislators at State Capitol

ATLANTA, GA – It was an impressive show of strength for the Georgia Farm Bureau recently in Atlanta, as hundreds of members attended Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. Once a year, two different worlds come together as farmers …

Public Policy Update

By Brandon Ashley, Advocacy and Policy Development Coordinator Member participation key for GFB’s successful advocacy There was once a little boy who didn’t speak, going his entire life without saying a word. One morning at breakfast, this little boy looked …