April 8, 2020 Vol. 2, No.
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One Georgia family's dairy  had to dump four tanks of milk due to market disruption caused  from COVID-19 response.

Bill signed into law on March 27 includes more than $73 billion for ag and nutrition programs.

Curbside pick-up, in-store appointments and online purchases helping CFMs weather the storm.

Changes allow H-2A visa interviews to be waived in certain circumstances.

The GFB COVID-19 resources site directs Georgians to information on a wide variety of topics. 

Virus doesn't appear to be a food safety concern, but farmers should take care to protect workers' health.

Company indicated employees weren't sick, but move taken as a precaution.

Peanut acreage expected to be most since 2017.

Grants are available to producers in 95 counties declared disaster areas due to Hurricane Michael.

Growers encouraged to contact crop insurance agent for more information.

Hands-on degree program will prepare students for careers in teaching agriculture to students in grades K-12. 

Date is determined by soil and weather conditions during the growing season that helps ensure only the highest quality Vidalia onions.
May 28-30, Perry

June 1, deadline to register/enter

Sept. 10-11, Tifton

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From the Georgia Farm Monitor:

Beef producers struggling to remain optimistic.

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Member benefit spotlight: GA FARM Bureau Health Care Plan

Georgia Farm Bureau is excited to partner with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia to provide new health coverage options to small businesses. The GA FARM Bureau Health Care Plan offers potential savings for small business employers who are either a sole proprietor or a group with at least two enrolled and no more than 50 eligible employees that fall within a broad range of agricultural industry SIC codes.  

Visit gfb.ag/FarmHealthPlan or contact your county Farm Bureau office for details!


Georgia Farm Bureau 
Ag Publications Staff

Jay Stone: jjstone@gfb.org
Jennifer Whittaker: jawhittaker@gfb.org
Kenny Burgamy: kdburgamy@gfb.org

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