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Peanut Harvest Underway

Updated: 09/21/2015 - From the Peanut State to the Peanut Capital of the World, peanut harvest is kicking into full gear as the seasons begin to transition.

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Rural Crime Unit Recovers Over $200,000 In Stolen Property

Posted: 09/16/2015 - Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Agricultural & Rural Crime Unit (ARCU) recovered three pieces of property totaling $217,500 that was stolen from Mobile, including two Bobcats and a Freightliner box truck.

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One Tree Grows 40 Different Types Of Fruit

Posted: 07/30/2015 - Artist Sam Van Aken has created a series of trees that grow dozens of different types of stone fruits. He tells a TEDxManhattan conference that these trees are a research project, an art exhibit and a conservation mission.

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ConAgra to Pay $11.2m to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

Posted: 05/20/2015 - ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay $11.2 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to settle a charge that the company shipped salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter from its Georgia plant more than eight years ago.

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SBA Disaster Loans Available In Georgia

Posted: 05/19/2015 - The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced businesses, farmers and nonprofit organizations can apply for disaster loans stemming from the drought beginning in August, 2014.

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Jackson County Farm Bureau Hosts Rep. Graham

Posted: 04/08/2015 - The Jackson County Farm Bureau hosted a meet and greet and lunch with Rep. Gwen Graham, to discuss issues facing farmers and rural communities in North Florida.

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Elba Resident Inducted Into Livestock Hall of Fame

Posted: 03/02/2015 - Max Bozeman, Jr. of Elba was inducted into the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame on February 21 at the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show in Huntsville.

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Estimate: Higher tobacco tax in Georgia could raise $585M

Posted: 02/14/2015 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained the analysis created by researchers at Georgia State University. It showed that raising Georgia's cigarette tax to $1.60 per pack would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

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Roby Press: House Acts to Prevent EPA Overreach

Posted: 09/10/2014 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) praised the House’s passage of H.R. 5078, The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from an aggressive attempt to extend its authority to regulate bodies of water.

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Need Volunteers to Pick Tomatoes to Feed the Hungry!

Updated: 07/29/2014 - It is tomato picking time! Society of St. Andrew needs gleaners. A farm near Dothan has too many tomatoes and wants gleaners in his field to rescue the tomatoes and deliver them to agencies helping feed those who are hungry. We also need pickup trucks to help haul the tomatoes to agencies.

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Clean Water Act is Subject to Change

Updated: 06/24/2014 - The Clean Water Act was enacted by Congress to protect one of the most valuable resources that we have....water.

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