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Peach County Farmers Support Barnes at Bus Stop
by HOLLIE THRASHER, Staff Writer
Oct 25, 2010 | 919 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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"Georgia's number one industry is agriculture," says Mason Pecan Farms' owner Thomas Mason.Mason says that he and other farmers in the area support Roy Barnes' because they believe he understands how important agriculture is to the state. Mason was host today as Barnes' School Bus Tour rolled into Fort Valley.

Mason says that agriculture is too important to Georgia to be left in someone's hands who had voted against the Farm Bill three times. He is referring to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 which is commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. The bill does not deal only with agriculture but also trade, forestry, agricultural research,school lunch programs, the development of rural areas.

"Without the farm Bill many of us would be out of business," the farmer says. "Nathan Deal has basically written agriculture off, and that was when he vote against it when he was in Washington," he continued.

Barnes gave a short speech emphasizing his previous work with the One Georgia Authority and his goal of bringing jobs to rural Georgia.

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