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Affordable Healthcare and Your Farm Workshop A Success

GFVGA's recently hosted Affordable Healthcare and Your Farm workshops in Moultrie, Ga. and Lyons, Ga were a success, hosting more than 30 attendees. Using a conversational approach, farm labor and employee benefit specialists from Fisher & Phillips, LLP talked through what producer employers can expect according to their total employee count. Aries Haygood,  vidalia onion producer with M and T Farms in Lyons, said the workshop answered several of his questions. "There is so much to try and figure out, let alone implement it on your farm," he said. "I know everyone who attended came away from the meeting with new knowledge about Obamacare,"
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SE Regional Conference Returns to Savannah, January 8-11, 2015

  For Immediate Release Contact:               Samantha T. Kilgore Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (o) 877-994-3842 (e) [email protected]   September 2, 2014 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference Planned for 2015 The SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah this January 8-11, 2015.  In 2014, the event hosted more than 3000 produce industry members. Sponsored by the GFVGA and the South Carolina Peach Council (SCPC), the conference will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  The event features three days of educational workshops and seminars, a two day trade show and several other evening
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Cowpea Curculio Crisis Meeting

Title: Cowpea Curculio Crisis Meeting Location: Tifton, GA Date: 2014-09-10 The Southern Pea Producers both in the processing and fresh market production areas are experiencing major issues as it pertains to control of cowpea curculio.  All standard treatments are having major failures and the damage from this pest is increasing.  To address this problem we are having a listening and discussion session with UGA Entomologist, Producers, Extension Agents, and Georgia Department of Agriculture officials.  This session will be held September 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Tift County Ag Service Center Building at 1468 Carpenter Road, South in Tifton.
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USDA Reminds Farmers of Conservation Compliance Changes

Press Release by the USDA Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation compliance with eligibility for premium support paid under the federal crop insurance program. “It’s important that farmers and ranchers taking the right steps to conserve valuable farm and natural resources have completed AD-1026 forms on file at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office,” said Vilsack. “This will ensure they
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NSF Food Safety Trainings – August 2014

Click here to register or see more info on the programs listed below.   Prerequisite Programs for Food Safety Systems Aug 18 Minneapolis, MN - Aug 19 Salt Lake City, UT HACCP Training for Processors Aug 5-6 Philadelphia, PA Cincinnati, OH - Aug 12-13 Kansas City, MO Minneapolis, MN - Aug 19 - 20 Minneapolis, MN - Aug 20 - 21 Salt Lake City, UT - Aug 26-27 Denver, CO
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The Washington Conference: Registration open and what to expect

New Features Enhance United Fresh Washington Conference: Leadership Development and Networking Add to Capitol Hill Experience Press release by The United Fresh Produce Association Registration is now open for The Washington Conference, the annual policy summit of the United Fresh Produce Association in the nation's capital. The Washington Conference the only annual event where the produce industry's most prominent and influential executives gather for strategic, face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress, their staffs and top regulatory officials. The event is recognized across the industry for its importance as a venue for produce leaders to address key policy issues with
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