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Farm Bill

  • A series of meetings to provide information and analysis to assist producers and landowners understand what’s required and make decisions. Meetings will be conducted by University of Georgia agricultural economists Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, the USDA Farm Service Agency, and the USDA Risk Management Agency. Questions and answers and discussion will be included. Topics to…

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  • Stax / Farm Bill Workshops

    Below is information on the a Farm Bill workshop being held in Tifton at the RDC on November 19th.  This educational meeting starts at 9am.  If you need any information about this meeting contact the Colquitt County Extension office.  

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  • WASHINGTON (December 10, 2013)- Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the four principals met today to discuss outstanding issues relating to the farm bill. We have made great progress on the farm bill and continue to have productive meetings. There are still some outstanding issues that we are addressing. I am confident we’ll work…

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  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in FY2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) mandates that federal agencies implement automatic, annual reductions to discretionary and mandatory spending limits. For mandatory programs, the sequestration rate for…

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  • Colquitt County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a meeting with farmers and U. S. Representative Austin Scott on Tuesday, August 27th from 3:30-4:15pm at the Colquitt County Farm Bureau meeting facility (behind main office building).  Farmers are encouraged to attend this meeting.  Topics of discussion will be the upcoming Farm Bill and Immigration.

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