There may be light at the end of a long tunnel for Southern tree growers currently struggling under depressed timber markets resulting from the housing slump. A new assessment of the South's forest resources expects timber demand to increase in the coming year, especially for lumber and building materials.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has now committed to begin to update its outdated water control plan for the drought-ravaged river basin that serves Georgia and Alabama.
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that eligible farmers who suffered quantity losses to their crops in recent years can enroll in the Crop Disaster Program 2005-2007 (CDP) at local FSA service centers. FSA will announce and conduct sign-up for quality losses under CDP as soon as possible.
Jason Wilson of Rincon has just become certified as a peer supporter for people with disabilities. The class was sponsored by and held at LIFE, Inc. in Savannah and conducted by Disability Link of Macon. Funds were made available from the Georgia Department of Human Resources through the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.