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  • Carter Votes to Support Georgia Farmers, Agriculture Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the Farm Bill, today to support farmers and the agriculture industry. The legislation includes several measures critical for agriculture in the First District of Georgia including reauthorizing the crop insurance program, reauthorizing and improving the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) options, and supporting specialty crops including blueberries, peaches, ... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Protect Timber Farmers from Catastrophic Loss
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to protect timber land owners in times of catastrophic loss. Currently, after a catastrophic loss, 70% of timber farmers have no recourse due to limitations in the tax code and because timber is not eligible for federal crop insurance. Carter's legislation, the Forest Recovery Act, allows individuals or businesses growing timber for sale to take a tax deduction up to the fair market value lost after a catastrophic event. Far... Read more

  • USDA Designates Georgia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 83 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to damage from Hurricane Irma. This declaration makes farm operators in primary counties and those counties contiguous to such primary counties eligible to be considered for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) if certain requirements are met. The assistance includes FSA emergency loans. Primary counties declared under the disaster designation in the First District... Read more

  • Carter Named Friend of Farm Bureau
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) has been awarded the Friend of Farm Bureau Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The Friend of Farm Bureau Award is reserved for legislators who support the priorities of AFBF, the unified national voice of agriculture. "The hard work of our farmers, ranchers, and producers ensures the United States has the safest and most affordable food supply in the world," said Carter. "Agriculture is responsible for employing one in seven Georgians ... Read more