If the Senate passes what committees in both houses of Congress have already approved, the National Infantry Foundation will be $6 million closer to its goal for the construction of the new Soldier Center at Patriot Park.
Albany - - Albany's Marine Corp Logistics Base may soon get millions of dollars to build a warehouse to protect vital combat vehicles. The House of Representatives approved a spending bill that includes almost 10 million dollars for the 40,000 square foot warehouse.
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Sanford Bishop today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 10 Georgia counties primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, including the Second District counties of Chattahoochee, Dooly, Marion, Muscogee, and Talbot.
While drought-weary folks in the Atlanta metro worry that their water will run out before the federal government declares the region a disaster area and funnels in money and other help, farmers out in the country are already getting some relief from Uncle Sam.
Sylvester -- The ribbon's been cut and plant employees are ready to get all of Peter Pan peanut butter varieties back on store shelves. "You have hundreds of employees here. ConAgra has made an investment here," said Congressman Sanford Bishop.
Albany’s Community Development Department will get financial help from the federal government. ALBANY — Albany’s Department of Community Development has been awarded a grant for $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop’s office announced Friday.
It has come to my attention that rumors are circulating that I am considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2008 against Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). This suggestion is absolutely false.
WASHINGTON — A senator and U.S. representative from Southwest Georgia had differing takes Thursday night on President George Bush’s endorsement of reducing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.
It might surprise many Georgians that, despite unprecedented job growth in the Atlanta area, agriculture is Georgia's largest industry. One out of seven Georgians works in agriculture, forestry or a related sector, according to the Georgia Farm Bureau. Georgia leads the nation in peanut, poultry and pecan production, and is among the top producers of cotton, corn, eggs and tomatoes. It only makes sense, then, for our state's federal representatives to advocate for legislation to preserve this part of our state's economy.
Storage and handling fees are not covered in farm bill legislation for the 2007 peanut crop and that has many farmers worried about how they are going to make ends meet. Farmers have already felt the increase of high fuel and fertilizer costs, says Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission, and they can't take much more.
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