How can I submit an ad to the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin?
Advertisers can submit an ad to the Bulletin by mailing it in to: Market Bulletin, Georgia Department of Agriculture, 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30334-4250, faxing it to (404) 463-4389, or click Submit an Ad. If the ad transmits successfully, a message will appear thanking you for submitting the ad and providing you with a six digit number. Please reference this number in the event you need to contact the Bulletin office regarding your ad.
I just sold the item I have in an ad currently running in the Market Bulletin. How can I cancel that ad to keep it from being published again?
To cancel an ad after submission or to correct errors made by the Bulletin staff, call the Department’s toll-free number, 1-800-282-5852 (toll-free, Georgia only) or (404) 651-9081, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and ask for the Market Bulletin ad department or the person whose name appears at the beginning of that particular ad category. If your ad was submitted electronically through the Bulletin website, you also can provide the Bulletin staff with your ad reference number to help in locating your ad more quickly.
How many words are allowed in an advertisement?
The maximum word limit for most ads is 20 with the exception of special ad categories, including Farm Services/Farm Services Wanted (published the first issue of each month), Farmland for Rent or Lease/Farmland Rent or Lease Wanted (published the last issue of each month), Handicrafts (published once monthly) and Equine at Stud, Equine Boarding Facilities, and Equine Miscellaneous (published quarterly), which allow 30 words per ad. There also is a 30-word limit for farmland ads, which are published only in two issues per year—one issue is published in March and one in September.
How many times can I run my ad?
Most ads can be published twice on one submission with the exception of the special ad categories (listed above), which can be published only once per ad submission.
How can I submit a notice for the Bulletin Calendar of Events?
You can mail your calendar event to the address given above or fax it to 404-651-7957. Calendar notices can be sent via e-mail to Amy.Carter@agr.georgia.gov. Notices must be sent at least two (2) weeks prior to the issue the notice is to appear.
What are the guidelines for submitting a notice for the Bulletin Calendar?
Items normally are published two weeks prior to the date of the event. Notices must be received at least two weeks prior to the publication date. Notices for Livestock sales and Accepting Applications (for craft events) may be included in the calendar twice; other events, such as meetings, craft fairs, etc., are published only once.
Calendar announcements should be as close to 20 words as possible and include the following information: date, time, name of the event, location, and name and contact number for more information.
Equine events should be submitted for the special equine events calendar, which is published in the quarterly equine edition and should not be re-submitted for publication again in the Bulletin Calendar. If a correction is necessary for a notice published in the quarterly equine calendar, the notice will be published as a correction in the Bulletin Calendar upon request. Equine events occurring between the quarterly equine events calendars may be submitted for the Bulletin Calendar.
Livestock sales and auctions that occur on a regular basis are published in the Livestock Clip and Save Calendar, which is published monthly.
Notices for auctions selling any items other than livestock must be accompanied by the auction license number of the principal auctioneer or auction firm conducting the auction, per regulations of the Georgia Secretary of State; notices without this information cannot be published.
If you have questions concerning the Bulletin Calendar, Contact Amy Carter at (404) 656-3682 or 1-800-282-5852 (toll-free in Georgia only).
How can I receive a subscription to the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin?
Subscription requests can be placed online, you can subcribe by phone or through mail. Mail in your request to Market Bulletin, 19 MLK, Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30334. Please include a check or money order made out to Market Bulletin ($10 for in-state residents, $20 for out-of-state residents), name, complete mailing address, and daytime phone number in the event the Bulletin staff needs to contact you concerning your address information.
Is there a charge to have an ad published in the Market Bulletin?
Advertisements are run free of charge; however, if you are out-of-state you can advertise only in the Out-of-State Wanted Category.
Is there any charge for a subscription to the paper?
Subscriptions are available via U.S. Mail at a cost of $10 per year. Out-of-state subscriptions must be within the United States or its territories. Payments can be mailed to Market Bulletin, 19 MLK, Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. Please send your check or money order made payable to Market Bulletin. Include your name, complete mailing address and daytime phone number (in the event the Bulletin office need to contact you concerning your subscription). Subscribers soon will be able to subscribe or renew subscriptions via electronic payment; subscribers will be provided instructions for this process as soon as it is available.
Please review the Market Bulletin page for more answers to your questions. If you have additional questions concerning items for publication in the Market Bulletin, Call (404) 656-3722 or Toll Free: (800) 282-5852 Monday through Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm. You may also email us at MBads@agr.georgia.gov