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Congressman Bishop applauds new Cotton Board appointee

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, applauded the reappointment of James L. “Jimmy” Webb of Leary, Georgia, and the appointment of Benjamin R. Grimsley of Weston, Georgia as [...]

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Congressman Bishop welcomes new chair to USDA FSA Georgia State Committee

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Co-Chair of the Congressional Peanut Caucus; and Co-Chair of the Congressional Chicken Caucus welcomed Jerome Tucker as the new chair of the [...]

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join University of Florida Official, Urge Passage of a Food Farm and Jobs Bill to Continue Groundbreaking Agricultural Research

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, to highlight the need for a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to advance agricultural research across the nation. Secretary Vilsack will [...]

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USDA Overhauls 4Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Changes will strengthen rural housing markets; encourage new construction WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a series of sweeping changes to a popular loan program for rural homebuyers. The changes are part of an extensive overhaul that will strengthen rural housing markets, increase the availability [...]

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FUNDS TO SUPPORT INNOVATIVE EFFORTS ADDRESSING A VARIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ANNOUNCED FOR 2013

By   /  October 28, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATHENS, GA, — State Conservationist, James E. Tillman, Sr., for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia today announced the proposals funded for the 2013 National Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). Georgia awardees include: Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District for “Mobilizing Access to Low-Cost Irrigation Scheduling Technology and [...]

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UGA launches school garden curriculum resource center for teachers

By   /  October 12, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet The Georgia Performance Standards-based lesson plans help make the most of school gardens Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has launched an online resource for Georgia teachers looking to start or take full advantage of their school’s gardens. Hundreds of schools in Georgia now have school gardens, [...]

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Self-described ex-racist Shirley Sherrod sues nicest person in Los Angeles

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports The Albany area is completely familiar with the name Shirley Sherrod.  Most long time residents have an opinion on the Sherrod family, though those opinions tend to be mixed depending on who you ask about it.  Shirley Sherrod’s name had been simply that of the wife of Charles Sherrod, a long time [...]

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Krysta Harden Sworn In as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

By   /  August 17, 2013  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journa; WASHINGTON, August 16, 2013- On Monday, Krysta Harden, formerly of Camilla, Ga., was sworn-in as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture after unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP OFFERS TESTAMONY FOR USDA DEPUTY SECRETARY NOMINEE KRYSTA HARDEN

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, offered a testimony in favor of the nomination of USDA Deputy Secretary Nominee Krysta Harden at the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. A [...]

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Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Service for Customers in 12 States

By   /  February 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal NEW ORLEANS, La.  – today announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 12 states will receive loan guarantees to improve generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. The announcement was made on the Secretary’s behalf by USDA Rural Utilities Acting Administrator John Padalino during the annual meeting [...]

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