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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