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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ADVOCATES FOR THE COTTON AND PEANUT INDUSTRIES

By   /  October 16, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), on behalf of the peanut and cotton industries, urged Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to use his discretion and not impose a 5.1% reduction to the marketing assistance loan to growers and buyers. Secretary Vilsack announced on September 30, 2013 that [...]

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT STRICKEN AREAS IN GEORGIA

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal COLUMBUS, GA—Today, Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack has announced that all 29 counties within the Second Congressional District of Georgia have been named primary or contiguous to natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. In accordance with the designation, farm operators in primary counties and contiguous counties are [...]

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, DC – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: “I am pleased that Congress passed needed middle class tax relief and continued unemployment insurance protection for 2 million unemployed Americans. However, while I am relieved that the agreement reached prevents [...]

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BISHOP ANNOUNCES USDA OUTREACH AND ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR SOUTHWEST GEORGIA

By   /  August 16, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today announcing the awarding of five new and continuing grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist socially disadvantaged farmers, ranchers, and landowners in Georgia. A total of 70 grants were awarded throughout the United States through the Outreach and [...]

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