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Farm bill boosts fruits, vegetables with $4 billion
The 2014 farm bill provides nearly $4 billion in funding for programs that benefit U.S. fruit and vegetable production, including block grants, research, pest and disease mitigation, nutrition and trade.
New “Crop Insurance: Just the Facts” website explains 2014 farm bill changes
The 2014 farm bill is now law. But many questions remain on how it affects crop insurance and farmers. The newly released version of "Crop Insurance: Just the Facts" helps answers those questions.
Georgia Peanut Commission sets farm bill meeting, webinar Feb. 24
The Agricultural Act of 2014 passed, but many questions remain on what the new law means for farmers. Specifically, what in the new law concerns peanut farmers?
Changes in Affordable Care Act may affect farming operations
Under the Affordable Care Act, employer responsibility provision will generally apply to larger firms with 100 or more full-time employees starting in 2015 and employers with 50 or more full-time employees starting in 2016.
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Georgia’s McLendon receives cotton Producer Recognition Award
Bob McLendon of Leary, Ga., received this year’s Producer Recognition Award from the Southern Cotton Growers, Inc.
Congress asks Obama to help ease U.S. propane supply problems
Seventy-three U.S. House representatives sent a letter to President Barack Obama and asked him to work with Congress to address the current propane market supply issue causing shortages across the United States.
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New ag-based coalition wants to settle GMO crop confusion
National farm groups want a federal GMO labeling solution that will protect consumers and ensure the safety of food ingredients made by modern agricultural biotechnology.
National farm groups launch #ifarmimmigration campaign for immigration reform
U.S. agriculture groups and Partnership for a New American Economy join forces to campaign in Washington for immigration reform.
Quick points on cotton and new farm bill
The new farm bill of 2014 will change much of how federal agriculture programs operate, including the cotton programs.
Georgia Pecan Commission creates Center for Pecan Innovation
The Center for Pecan Innovation working with scientists at University of Georgia to create new pecan products and plans to coordinate with food companies interested in developing new uses for pecan pieces, oil and meal.
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House clears farm bill with funds to benefit Florida farmers
The House passed House-Senate Farm Bill agreement includes money to fight citrus greening, guaranteeing $125 million in citrus disease research funding over the next five years.
Produce industry responds to FDA’s food safety foreign supplier rule
It’s critical that FDA establishes food safety requirements that keep consumers safe and that all suppliers meet, no matter what their geographic location or size.
Permanent ‘death’ tax passes House
A bill that would make the 2009 estate tax level permanent — 45 percent and $3.5 million per person exemption — has
Health of crop insurance industry examined
With the federal deficit growing by billions of dollars daily, Washington observers expect members of Congress to begin
Ethanol pipeline measure introduced
Senators Tom Harkin of Iowa and Richard Lugar of Indiana have introduced legislation aimed at addressing one of the
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