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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 …

Georgia FFA Student Shares His Love For Showing Animals

Jesse Cronic is a member of the West Jackson Middle School FFA and is accomplished in showing animals. He recently shared with the Farm Monitor his love of caring for and showing animals, and the life lessons that come along …

Secretary Perdue Administers Oath of Office to Bill Northey

DES MOINES, IA – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office yesterday, March 6th, to Bill Northey at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner. Northey will serves as the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural …

Albany Farm Grows Healthy Produce for Community

ALBANY, GA – Healthy Living Farms in Albany, Georgia grows produce so the local community has access to healthy foods. They also offer educational field trips for school children and hope to make a significant impact on their local economy.Charlene …

Citrus Conference Educates Georgia Growers

TIFTON, GA – To promote and educate people about Georgia citrus… that’s part of the Georgia Citrus Association’s mission statement, and that’s what they did recently at their second annual meeting in Tifton.  Around 300 people came to learn about …

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 …