July 22, 2020 Vol. 2, No. 14
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Tift County native is a UGA graduate who raises cattle and grows row crops.

FSA accepting applications for CFAP through Aug. 28.

In 2019, agriculture accounted for 60% of goods shipped through Savannah.

Agreement replaces NAFTA and could benefit milk, poultry and wheat producers, though produce growers had issues with it. 

The aim is to encourage open dialogue among farmers through social channels while offering tips to address mental health needs. 

New organization consists of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, the American Peanut Shellers Association and the National Peanut Buying Points Association. 

Georgia corn, cotton and soybean growers are all expected to plant fewer acres in 2020 than in 2019. 

Ethanol sector has already lost more than $3.4 billion in revenue as a result of pandemic.

Declaration for April storm damage makes producers in affected counties eligible for FSA emergency loans.
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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!


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