Heavy Rye Cover May Help Suppress Resistant Palmer Amaranth
(3/7/2014 1:03:53 PM)
Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed confounds growers and researchers alike with its persistence and vigor, but progress is being made in finding ways to economically suppress this yield-robbing pest in cotton.
Farm Bureau Kicks Off 'Our Food Link' Program
(3/7/2014 1:01:36 PM)
Farmer and rancher members of Farm Bureau from around the country officially kicked off the organization's new "Our Food Link" program in conjunction with a conference for state leaders of Women's Leadership and Promotion & Education programs.
Hearing Set In Vidalia Onion Start Date Debate
(3/7/2014 1:00:04 PM)
A March 12 hearing is set on whether state agriculture commissioner Gary Black has the authority to tell Vidalia onion growers when they can start shipping their crop.
UGA Extension Invites Georgians To Help Celebrate 100 Years
(3/7/2014 12:38:19 PM)
University of Georgia Extension invites Georgians to help celebrate 100 years of working together to build a better Georgia by chronicling their Extension stories.
VIDEO: Georgia's Timber Industry Assesses Damage From Winter Storms
(3/7/2014 10:29:59 AM)
The ice storm that struck Georgia in early February brought about severe damage to trees across the state. That widespread damage is still evident, and recovery steps are being developed. Ray D'Alessio takes a look at what's being done to assist timber landowners whose trees were affected.
VIDEO: Georgia Farmers Attend Precision Agriculture Workshop
(3/7/2014 10:29:07 AM)
Georgia farmers recently had an opportunity to learn more about precision agriculture. More than 100 farmers came together at the University of Georgia's Tifton Campus to learn how their operations could be enhanced by precision technology. Mark Wildman joined those farmers, and has this story.
VIDEO: Senate Candidates Discuss Issues At Forum Hosted By GFB
(3/7/2014 10:27:50 AM)
One of the stated goals for Georgia Farm Bureau is to be the voice of agriculture in the legislative arena. That's why the organization hosts events like the recent Senatorial Candidates Forum, for those hoping to fill the seat left by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Damon Jones has the story.
Southeast Blueberry Growers Expect Favorable Season
(3/6/2014 11:00:24 AM)
The spring is shaping up to be another strong season for southeastern blueberries. Florida kicks off domestic production by commencing shipments in mid- to late March, with Georgia's first production usually starting in late April.
Virtual Bees Help Unravel Causes of Colony Decline
(3/6/2014 10:58:22 AM)
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years.
UGA Student Testifies Before Congress About Impact Of Extension
(3/6/2014 10:55:16 AM)
University of Georgia student Tess Hammock testified at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Tuesday on behalf of the 7 million 4-H'ers in America.
South Georgia Peach Growers Anticipating A Good Harvest
(3/6/2014 10:54:04 AM)
Peach trees at Lawson Peaches in Brooks County are now in bloom, and work continues to get the crop ready for harvest.
Georgia Peach Crop Benefits From Cold Winter Temps
(3/6/2014 10:51:44 AM)
Georgia's peach crop will benefit from the cooler-than-normal winter. While temperatures have already hovered near or below freezing throughout the state on numerous nights this year, peach trees are thriving with their needed cooling hours.
Farm Bill Row Crop Provisions Covered In Webinar
(3/6/2014 10:48:11 AM)
The 2014 farm bill gives Georgia row crop farmers a choice between three crop insurance coverage options, which were reviewed in a webinar session presented by the Georgia Peanut Commission.
Georgia Beef Commission To Move Forward With Referendum
(3/6/2014 10:46:21 AM)
The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef received statements of support during a hearing on Feb. 28 at the Macon State Farmers Market regarding its proposal to establish a $1 per head assessment to fund research, education and promotional efforts for Georgia's beef industry.
Applications Now Being Accepted For 'Feed My School For A Week'
(3/3/2014 2:20:00 PM)
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black announced today that the Department of Agriculture is now accepting new applications for school districts interested in participating in this year's "Feed My School for a Week" program in Georgia.
FSIS Conducting Egg Products Industry Survey
(3/3/2014 11:44:19 AM)
USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service is conducting a survey of the egg products industry to add to FSIS' understanding of the processing practices and technologies used to control pathogens and promote food safety.
Deputy Ag Secretary Says USDA Not Staffing Up
(3/3/2014 11:43:38 AM)
USDA's Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Krysta Harden, whose parents still farm in Camilla, Georgia, got a standing ovation from old friends at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas Thursday - and questions about how the Farm Bill will be implemented.
Athens Workshop Designed To Help New Food Business Owners
(3/3/2014 11:41:36 AM)
A two-day workshop led by University of Georgia and industry experts is designed to help food entrepreneurs start new food businesses.
New Report Shows Impact Of Ice Storms On Georgia Trees
(3/3/2014 11:39:40 AM)
A Georgia Forestry Commission assessment of damage to trees resulting from February's ice storm shows more than 70,000 acres impacted, valued in excess of $65 million.
No Drought Declaration For Lower Flint River Basin In 2014
(3/3/2014 11:38:54 AM)
The Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has announced that conditions in southwest Georgia's lower Flint River Basin do not warrant a severe drought declaration this year.