Happy Earth Day, Atlanta! Show Mother Nature some love today. Here’s a few ideas for how to celebrate: Get some fresh air: Arabia Mountain, Sweetwater Creek, Cochran Shoals Trail, Piedmont Park, Freedom Park Get involved: Earth Day at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Constitution Lakes Clean-up, live-stream some scaly friends at the Georgia Aquarium, take a […]
2018 farm bill: Two Georgia groups represent divide over partisan proposal
Two organizations in Georgia are among those that represent the split opinions over the farm bill that Congress is to take up when it returns from recess on June 4 – the Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Trump’s proposal to alter SNAP harks back to 1964 law with Georgia roots
By Guest Columnist NEILL HERRING, a lobbyist for environmental organizations and armchair historian
Sonny Perdue, the Secretary of Agriculture for the whole, entire United States, and former governor of Georgia, has come out in favor of what used to called “surplus commodities.” This is his proposed substitute for what used to be called “food stamps.” Sonny said, early in his secretaryship, that program, now called SNAP, was “not broken,” and therefore needed no fixing.