A number of farmers will be impacted by the expiration Sept. 30 of the 2008 Farm Bill, and the 2012 farm bill thats supposed to replace it is bottled up in Congress.
Georgia 8th U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., begins a two-day tour Wednesday around the state to meet with farmers and discuss the pending Farm Bill, according to a news release. Each stop will focus on a specific commodity grown in the district.
Scotts visits in Middle Georgia are on Thursday and include:
Cotton, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., 2932 Copeland Road, Rochelle;
Olives, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Mansfield Jennings Olive Orchard, Hawkinsville;
Fruit, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lane Southern Orchard, Fort Valley (includes lunch);
Poultry, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Sam Dykes Farm, 678 St. Mary Road, Cochran;
Cattle, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Rocky Nobles Farm, 339 Nobles Lane, Danville;
Timber, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Plum Creek land, just north of Gray off U.S. 129.