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Legislative Recap 2019

Agricultural Bills Passed During 2019 Session HB 35: Poultry Diagnostic Center Tax Exemption Reps. Watson, Dunahoo, Rhodes, LaRiccia, Jasperse, and Corbett This bill will create a state sales tax exemption specifically for supplies and tools of the Veterinary Poultry Diagnostic …

Farm Monitor Moved to GPB Knowledge Channel During March

During the month of March, GPB will be having a pledge drive to raise funds. Due to this, the Farm Monitor will not be airing on the regular GPB channels, but will instead be airing on their GPB Knowledge channel …

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – …

Rodeo Clown Discusses Career

Meet Trent McFarland. Trent is a professional rodeo clown that’s getting ready by putting on his signature make up. It’s second nature these days for Trent especially since he has been putting it on since he was 13 when his …

Goodson Pecans Wins Flavor of Georgia Contest

Leesburg, GA – Whether you eat them in pies, salads, or just straight out of the can, pecans have been a staple of many diets across the south. However, recently a new market has opened up using this product thanks …

Electric Companies Essential for Farming Operations

Carrollton, GA – Electricity isn’t something most of us think about until, well, we don’t have it, but we depend on it so much. This dairy and poultry farm in West Georgia is the same way, except if they don’t …

11 Year Old Poultry Farmer Shares Story

Carrollton, GA – Born in 2007, Patrick Hutchinson is a self-proclaimed first-generation poultry farmer whose initial interest in chickens began when he was six years old. Routine trips to the hardware store built the foundation of what would become Patrick’s …

Artist Welds Art made of Horseshoes

Ellijay, GA – Justin Howard is a native of Florida that moved to Georgia a few years ago when given the chance.“I got the opportunity to move to north Georgia in 2013 and I got the opportunity to work on …

Vidalia Onion Harvest Underway

Lyons, GA – While Vidalia onions went into the ground just 5 months ago, it’s probably seemed like an eternity to producers as the growing season saw its fair share of obstacles. And that’s after Hurricane Irma rolled through South …