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Business Just Keeps Growing For Hall County Dairy Operation

(5/22/2015 9:41:59 AM)

Mountain Fresh Creamery and Glo-Crest Dairy is a family business in northern Hall County. They've seen great success as a start-to-finish dairy operation producing milk, butter and ice cream, and they've become an agritourism destination. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy visited recently, and provides a look at the operation.

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Corn Planting Underway In North Georgia

(5/22/2015 9:40:52 AM)

Georgia is a very diverse state for agriculture. Not only do we grow many different types of crops, but the terrain is very diverse as well. As corn growers in South Georgia are watching their crop grow on flat land, growers in hilly North Georgia are just now planting. The Monitor's Mark Wildman visited one North Georgia farm that produces award-winning corn right along side of a river.

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Washington County Second Graders Learn About Agriculture

(5/22/2015 9:40:02 AM)

Agriculture might be the number one industry in the state, but most children in Georgia never get a chance to actually visit a farm. That's something the Washington County Farm Bureau is looking to change, as they recently hosted their annual Life on the Farm event. Damon Jones was there and tells you why they feel it's so important for the future of agriculture.

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Consumers Look To Pecans As Walnut Prices Rise

(5/22/2015 9:12:25 AM)

With increased walnut prices and declining quality due to California's drought, consumers are looking for alternatives. That's good news for pecan growers in places like Georgia, because pecans are a natural substitute for walnuts.

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Honeybees Have Significant Impact on Georgia's Crops

(5/22/2015 9:02:23 AM)

In Georgia, without honeybees to pollinate, hundreds of crops, such as squash and blueberries, would not produce seeds and fruit.

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USDA Designates 3 Counties in Georgia as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

(5/21/2015 10:35:54 AM)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Crawford, Peach and Taylor counties in Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by freeze that occurred from March 28-29, 2015.

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Georgia Olive Growers Conference highlights emerging crop

(5/20/2015 10:24:15 AM)

Panel discussion, tour of olive grove provide insights on olives

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ACF stakeholders agree on sustainable water management plan

(5/20/2015 10:12:15 AM)

Plan will be presented to governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Researchers Studying Chickens To Understand What They're Trying To Say

(5/15/2015 10:08:23 AM)

Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia are studying the sounds chickens make under different conditions. They hope to develop technology that can determine conditions within a flock, or the specific needs of the chickens, based on the birds' different sounds.

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Specialty Tags Help Support Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division

(5/15/2015 10:07:33 AM)

If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors, or have an appreciation for wildlife and natural habitats, you can help support their protection. A law that went into place in 2014 helps funnel proceeds from the sale of specialty license plates to Georgia DNR's Wildlife Resources Division. Kenny Burgamy explains.

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Georgia Farmers Are Well Represented By Advocates In Washington

(5/15/2015 10:06:39 AM)

One of the ways commodity groups stay connected is by partnering with a consultant who represents the groups in Washington. The Monitor's Mark Wildman visited with one such consultant, Bob Redding of The Redding Firm. works for farmers who produce peanuts, pecans and other commodities.

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Georgia Grown Program Successfully Supports State's Producers

(5/15/2015 10:05:50 AM)

In the short time it's been around, the Georgia Grown program has been very successful at helping local producers market their products. Those involved in the program, and the folks at the Georgia Department of Agriculture who administer it, are all excited about its future. Damon Jones has that story.

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Georgia Farmers Planting, Selling More Kale

(5/15/2015 9:55:45 AM)

A "green superfood" is making its way into the mainstream and into the fields of southwest Georgia farms, according to a University of Georgia vegetable expert.

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High Forage Quality Important For Beef Cattle's Nutrition

(5/15/2015 9:54:43 AM)

High quality forage is essential to beef cattle's nutrition and beef producers' bottom lines, said University of Georgia Extension forage specialist Dennis Hancock.

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Russia bans imports of U.S. peanuts

(5/13/2015 11:35:12 AM)

In 2014, exports to Russia totaled 15,000 metric tons, or three percent of U.S. peanut exports, valued at more than $16 million.

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Greene named dean of UGA's Warnell School of Forestry

(5/13/2015 9:11:49 AM)

Long-time professor previously served as school associate dean for academic affairs

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AFBF Women In Ag Survey underscores need for leadership skills

(5/13/2015 9:00:58 AM)

Most women surveyed believe they h ave the skills and knowledge to be successful

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House passes bill to block Waters of the U.S. rule

(5/13/2015 8:56:47 AM)

Tuesday vote would have EPA, Corps of Engineers repropose the rule

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AFBF launches website in support of GMO crops

(5/13/2015 8:51:46 AM)

Site pushes for a national, science-based food-labeling standard.

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