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  • Political climate in Washington friendlier for peanuts, but challenges ahead
    Posted in In The News on January 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    TIFTON — Peanut growers can again expect attacks on their commodity program as a new farm bill is written over the next year and a half, but a strong legislative team is in place to shepherd the peanut title of the bill through Congress, a long-time peanut lobbyist said last week. “We really have a strong team in multiple committees going into this next 215th Congress as we tee up the farm bill,” Bob Redding with the The Redding Firm told growers Thursday at the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm S... Read more

  • Cong. Rick Allen receives House Committee assignments
    Posted in In The News on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    As he begins his second term in Congress, Rep. Rick Allen has been notified of his two committee assignments. The Republican from Augusta will serve on the House Education & Workforce Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. In making this announcement, Rep. Allen released the following statement: “I am grateful and excited to continue my membership on the Agriculture Committee and Education and Workforce Committee. As a Georgian and the son of two educators, these two committees are near... Read more

  • Locals from Georgia, South Carolina in Washington for inauguration festivities
    Posted in In The News on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Inauguration just a day away! Local folks made the trek to Washington to watch President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing in and to partake in the festivities. "It felt right to attend the inauguration and see the thing all the way through," said Jane Page Thompson, from Aiken County. Thompson was a convention delegate, electoral college attendee, and is now a witness to history. Thompson says she’s looking forward to the balls and galas, but the parade most of all. "I carri... Read more

  • Georgia's Sonny Perdue is Trump's Choice for Agriculture Secretary
    Posted in In The News on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    ATLANTA, GA -- Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has been tapped for agriculture secretary in President-Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, the president-elect announced Thursday. The appointment, which still must be approved by the Senate, seals all the positions in the Trump Cabinet just 48 hours before Friday's inauguration. "Sonny Perdue is going to accomplish great things as Secretary of Agriculture," Trump said Thursday in a news release. "From growing up on a farm to being governor of a big agri... Read more

  • RICK ALLEN: Busy year laid groundwork for productive 2017
    Posted in In The News on December 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Neighbors, It’s hard to believe my first term in Congress is coming to a close. This year in Congress, I voted over 600 times, had my first piece of legislation pass the House unanimously and gave 65 speeches on the House Floor. While House Republicans were able to stick to their guns and advance conservative priorities—there is still much work to be done. With our eyes toward 2017, I wanted to give you a quick recap of highlights from this year. Without a doubt, one of the most historic and inf... Read more