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July 10, 2024 Vol. 6, No. 13

Dry conditions balloon to cover nearly all the state


Moderate drought conditions reported in 104 of Georgia's 159 counties.

Supreme Court overturns Chevron Deference doctrine


Court rules legal decisions over federal agencies' authority cannot automatically be weighted toward the agencies.

GDA partnership to build bee hives/crop field mapping


Non-profit FieldWatch provides online registry to ensure safer pesticide application practices.

OSHA releases proposed rule for heat safety


Rule would include new requirements for farms, including a prevention plan, heat monitoring, paid rest breaks and more.

USDA proposes rule to address issues for animal producers

Rule was published in the Federal Register on June 28 and comments are open until Aug. 27.


GFB honors legacy of long-time poultry leader Abit Massey


Massey, who died June 21, is credited for the growth of Georgia's poultry sector.

Georgia citrus growers approve commodity commission


Order establishes assessment of two tenths of one cent per pound to fund citrus commission activities.

AFBF seeking 2025 County Activities of Excellence applications


Programs celebrate outstanding county Farm Bureau projects in promotion, leadership development, policy work and safety.

Deere announces plans to lay off 600 employees in Midwest plants


This is latest round of several staff cuts while some production is being moved to Mexico.

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SUNBELT EXPO FIELD RESEARCH SHOWCASE

Through July 24, Moultrie


2024 AFBF FARM DOG OF THE YEAR

July 12, deadline to apply


FSA ACREAGE REPORTING

July 15, next major deadline


WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNING & UNDERSERVED FARMERS

July 16, Metter

July 19, Moultrie

July 26, Jefferson


GEORGIA COTTON COMMISSION MID-YEAR MEETING/UGA PREHARVEST WORKSHOP

July 24, Statesboro


SWEET CORN & PEPPER CROP INSURANCE

July 31, deadline to enroll/renew


HEREFORDS IN THE COVE

Aug. 3, Rock Springs


GACD ANNUAL MEETING

Aug. 4-6, Braselton


GEORGIA AG LABOR RELATIONS FORUM

Aug. 20-21, Tifton

FERAL SWINE WORKSHOP & TRAPPING DEMONSTRATION

Aug. 20, Waynesboro


GEORGIA FOUNDATION FOR AGRICULTURE PICNIC ON THE FARM

Sept. 14, Tifton

July 22 deadline for discounted tickets


36TH ANNUAL

GEORGIA PEANUT TOUR

Sept. 17-19, Americus area

Early bird registration ends Aug. 2


GFB HAY DIRECTORY

ongoing


UGA CITRUS ORCHARD NUTRITIONAL SURVEY

Ongoing


CONSERVATION DISTRICTS NO-TILL EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Ongoing


CONSERVATION DISTRICTS OFFER FERAL HOG CONTROL SERVICES

ongoing


988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE OFFERS SUPPORT



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