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TELLING RURAL GEORGIA'S STORY

We aim to reconnect rural and urban Georgians by sharing the results of our work.

Learn more by exploring the following publications or by visiting our blog.

 

ANNUAL REPORTS & MEDIA

ABAC and the Rural Center announce a major commitment to Georgia farmers.

PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 2019

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2018-2019

Annual Report

Rural Center announces the opening of North Georgia  office. 

PRESS RELEASE

JULY 2019

Rural Center announces plans to study regional health care simulation center for South Georgia.

PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 2019

Georgia’s Rural Center Team met with ABAC faculty and staff for a campus information session to learn more about Georgia's Rural Center and how faculty and staff can get involved with the Center.

ABAC Campus

Information Session 

Opinion: Rural Georgia poised for positive change during 2019 Legislative Session.

PRESS RELEASE

JANUARY 2019

Rural Center's 2018 AG Summit to address workforce development in Georgia's largest industry 

PRESS RELEASE

NOVEMBER 2018

Speaker Ralston and House Rural Development Council Leadership announce creation of center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.

PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 2018

 

AGRICULTURE REPORTS

This report provides maps of the final certified acres for peanuts across the U.S. and Georgia in 2018. 

2018 Peanut Certified Acreage Maps – U.S. and Georgia

Peanut loan forfeitures and the market conditions that can impact them.  Market data with corresponding forfeitures is presented for the ’02-17 crop years.

Peanut Forfeitures: A Revisit 

Learn about updates in peanut consumption, exports, market prices, and more with these graphs and tables presented by Stanley M. Fletcher and Zhaolin Shi.

Peanut Research Update

 

POLICY UPDATES

Check out the updates for the 2018 Farm Bill, what it means for peanut producers, and how trade is impacted. 

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Farm Bill Update

Producers have a choice between ARC and PLC on a crop-by-crop and farm-by-farm basis starting with the 2019 crop year. Discover more information on how the 2018 Farm Bill changes will impact the peanut industry.

Agriculture Improvement

Act of 2018 (Title 1: Peanuts)

 

PROJECT REPORTS

Georgia's Rural Center conducted an economic study for Harrison Poultry projecting 260 new jobs in Taliaferro County with the new feed mill. Read more about the impact study and the project. 

Harrison Poultry, Inc.: Potential Economic Impact

of Locating in Taliaferro Co., Georgia  

A recent study conducted by AgCareers.com revealed that employers would like to see future talent entering the workforce with work ethic, adaptability, and listening/accepting feedback skills. Learn more about other key findings in this executive summary.

Agriculture Careers in Georgia: Assessing Future Talent Needs