News Coverage

The Central Georgian on September 22, 2007

Statement by Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr.

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. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on September 13, 2007

Bishop, Chambliss have opposite reactions to Bush speech

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. [+] Read Story

AJC on September 11, 2007

Agriculture cuts would risk security

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. [+] Read Story

The Blade Plus on March 4, 2007

Peanut farmers need storage and handling fees paid for the 2007 crop

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. [+] Read Story

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