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USDA Helps Cotton Producers Maintain, Expand Domestic Market

MEMPHIS, TN – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist cotton producers through a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program in …

Still Time to be Counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2018 – Farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Although the first deadline has just passed, …

Historic Estate in LaGrange a Landscape Masterpiece

LAGRANGE, GA – At 102 years old, Hills and Dales estate in LaGrange is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.  But forget about the incredible architecture. What makes this property so unique and exquisite are the grounds that …

Conference Provides Valuable Information to Livestock Producers

OCILLA, GA – As the old saying goes, you get out what you put in. And that’s no for different for livestock producers as they make sure to feed their animals the highest quality products available to insure excellent returns. …

First Georgia FFA Chapter Celebrates 90 Years

Statham, GA -The year was 1928, the National FFA organization was just getting started in the United States and it was about to begin in Georgia. The first to take on that challenge in the state was in Barrow County …

Meet GFB’s New National Affairs Coordinator

Tripp Cofield, who grew up in Valdosta, worked on the staff of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall. He analyzed bills in Congress and proposed federal regulations and recommended policy positions or strategic action. He also met with industry associations and advocacy …

Sunbelt Bids Farewell to Gina McDonald

Sunbelt Expo is saying goodbye to one of its own. Gina McDonald, Vice President of Marketing is retiring after 20 years. Rest assured though, she’s leaving the position in very good hands. The person now charged with trying to fill …

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 …

Economist Talks Budgets for Upcoming Season

Tifton, GA – Whether you run a small family farm, or thousands of acres, it’s essential to set a yearly budget for your operation. And that’s especially true in this economic climate, as there is very little room for error. …

Monroe County Farmer A True Advocate for Agriculture

Melissa Copelan Mathis is the 5th generation to farm on family land in Monroe County, Georgia. Aside from raising cattle and helping run a family-owned business, she is a wife and mother of two. As if that weren’t enough, she’s …