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Rumors Of Southern Pine Death Exaggerated, UGA Researchers Say

(7/7/2015 10:22:14 AM)

Researchers at the University of Georgia have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: Don't panic.

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Developing Disease-Resistant Poultry May Be Solution For Multiple Virus Issues

(7/7/2015 10:20:52 AM)

Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.

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Tobacco Farmers Worried About Making Grade, Diseases

(7/7/2015 10:17:44 AM)

Pierce County, Ga., tobacco farmer Scott Strickland started planting April 13, around the time13 inches of rain fell in south Georgia, preventing growers from planting. Then May brought drought conditions to the area.

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UGA Entomologist Stresses Scouting Peanut Fields For Pests

(7/7/2015 10:15:19 AM)

Mark Abney's message to Georgia peanut farmers is the same today as it was two years ago, when he was hired as the University of Georgia's research and Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist: "We need to be scouting more of our peanuts."

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Shrimping Industry In Georgia Is Tough, But Worth It To State

(7/6/2015 1:43:31 PM)

Off the coast of Georgia, thriving in the pristine waters of the Atlantic, is the home of sweet, wild-caught shrimp. But imports have cut into the $13.5 million industry. Recently, Kenny Burgamy talked with one Georgia shrimper who said it's hard work every June to January.

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Go Fish Education Center Gives Interactive Look At Fishing In Georgia

(7/6/2015 1:37:17 PM)

Each year, thousands of Georgians visit the Go Fish Education Center in Perry for a fun, interactive look at fishing in Georgia. Damon Jones takes a behind the scenes look at this state of the art facility that gives the visitors a little bit of everything

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Researcher Works To Grow and Improve Georgia Fishing

(7/6/2015 1:31:27 PM)

The aquaculture industry in Georgia might not be the most prominent sector of the state's agriculture industry, but it's still an important one. Recently, the Monitor's Mark Wildman visited with one researcher who works to support and help grow the state's fishing industry.

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Southern Ag Official Meeting Comes To Georgia

(7/6/2015 1:27:09 PM)

Every year, commissioners, secretaries, and directors of agriculture from all over the Southeast gather to discuss issues facing the industry. This year, the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture held their meeting in Georgia. Damon Jones has the story.

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UGA Researchers Work To Combat Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

(7/6/2015 1:25:03 PM)

In Georgia, peanuts generate over $800 million to the states economy, so it is vital that the crop is healthy and producers stay profitable. One of the biggest threats to the crop is a disease called Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), which can literally wipe out a crop. Mark Wildman reports on important work being conducted at UGA to combat this disease.

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New Marketing Order Now In Effect For Georgia Vegetable Growers

(7/6/2015 1:21:56 PM)

Vegetable growers with lots of acreage around the state are already aware of a new marketing order that went into effect May 1st. We recently caught up with one producer that is certain of the benefits of the check-off.

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UGA Trial Gardens To Host Open House July 18

(7/6/2015 10:49:59 AM)

For more than three decades, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have introduced thousands of new plant varieties to home gardeners and landscape designers.

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Nine GA students get scholarships through Monsanto program

(7/1/2015 2:18:30 PM)

Nine Georgia students were awarded a total of $13,500 in college scholarships this spring from America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

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FMCSA grants extension of waiver for livestock carriers

(7/1/2015 2:17:36 PM)

Haulers of livestock are exempted from some hours of service rules

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House passes Mandatory Price Reporting Act

(7/1/2015 2:14:39 PM)

Bill extends reporting requirements and makes changes in reporting rules for hogs and sheep.

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USPOULTRY offers free biosecurity training

(7/1/2015 2:12:59 PM)

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Senate passes trade promotion authority

(7/1/2015 2:11:52 PM)

Bill allows president to negotiate trade deals, subject to congressional approval

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GPB pushes for changes to HIP rules for farm bill programs

(7/1/2015 2:08:45 PM)

Rules are preventing farmers from combining farms enrolled in crop insurance programs

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States sue EPA, Corps of Engineers over WOTUS rule

(7/1/2015 2:05:45 PM)

Suit is one of several filed by states since agencies finalized the rule on June 29

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Stanley farms cleared of accusations, placed on probation

(6/24/2015 10:29:16 AM)

State investigation found storage of non-Vidalia onions, but no commingling of onion varieties

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Georgia beekeeper wins Bayer Bee Care award

(6/24/2015 10:25:48 AM)

Rabun County beekeeper developed a way to continuously monitor health of bee hives

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