Georgia Cooks Win $3,500 In 30th Egg Recipe Contest
(5/23/2013 1:22:04 PM)
To celebrate May being National Egg Month, the Georgia Egg Commission held its 30th annual recipe contest May 15 in Perry.
Onions Make Inroads Into School Lunches
(5/20/2013 11:18:39 AM)
Jason Morse, executive chef for Douglas County School District, Castle Rock, Colo., prepares onions for school lunches. He also helps the National Onion Association with demonstrations of how to cook onions.
Egg Farmers Help Fight Childhood Hunger
(5/20/2013 11:17:21 AM)
As part of the Good Egg Project, America's egg farmers are joining forces with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign to raise awareness and encourage others to help fight childhood hunger so that all kids in America have access to the food they need, every day.
Georgia Growers Have Good Corn Weed Control Options
(5/20/2013 11:16:25 AM)
Georgia corn producers have several good options for herbicide programs, but Extension Weed Scientist Eric Prostko says that if he was king for a day, he'd require one thing.
Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Threat To Tomato Crop
(5/20/2013 11:14:51 AM)
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus has been a chronic threat to tomato production in South Georgia for more than a decade. The problem is only getting worse.
Kudzu Bugs May Soon Face Natural Predator
(5/20/2013 11:14:00 AM)
Researchers from the University of Georgia and other institutions are expected to ask USDA for permission this month to fight the kudzu bugs with its natural predator - a small wasp the size of a gnat.
VIDEO: Georgia Blueberry Growers Harvesting Bountiful, Healthy Crop
(5/17/2013 11:17:11 AM)
In the heart of Georgia blueberry country producers are busy harvesting the fruit and packing up one of the healthiest foods you can buy. The Monitor's Mark Wildman traveled to Bacon County where blueberry farmers are benefiting from a good crop, good demand, and some good research.
VIDEO: Washington's U.S. Botanic Garden An Agricultural Treasure
(5/17/2013 11:16:25 AM)
Amid all the old, gray federal buildings in downtown Washington D.C. there is one place on the Capital grounds where a world of plants and environments can be enjoyed. Rick Treptow provides us an inside look at this incredible wonder.
VIDEO: Georgia Olive Growers Conference Showcases Growing Industry
(5/17/2013 11:15:15 AM)
The Georgia Olive Growers Association's 4th Annual Meeting and Conference showcased the industry's growth in the state. The Association in working to build a grower base and processing infrastructure, but they're also pushing for stronger U.S. grading and quality standards. Ray D'Alessio explains.
VIDEO: Researchers Developing Replacements For Methyl Bromide
(5/17/2013 11:13:55 AM)
Growers around the country have used the fumigant methyl bromide for years on fruits and vegetables. It is now being phased out, which leaves growers and researchers looking for alternatives. University of Georgia researchers in Tifton are making progress developing new options for growers, as Damon Jones explains.
Strickland Memorial Scholarship Recipients Named
(5/16/2013 8:32:02 AM)
Three South Georgia students have been named the 2013 recipients of the B. Frank Strickland Memorial Scholarship.
Morris Re-elected To Georgia Peanut Commission Seat
(5/16/2013 8:30:26 AM)
Incumbent Armond Morris was re-elected for another three-year term as the District 2 representative on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors.
USAID Grant Will Boost Peanut Research In Georgia, Five Foreign Countries
(5/15/2013 1:44:23 PM)
A $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency on International Development is giving a boost in funds to international peanut research at the University of Georgia.
Cotton Industry Responds To Loss Of DPL 555 With Improved Varieties
(5/15/2013 1:26:46 PM)
Many cotton producers wax nostalgically about the days of DPL 555, the venerable "triple nickel" that topped the favorite varieties list of so many growers. But the industry accepted the challenge and presented growers with new options that offered comparable yields and quality.
USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program Sign-Up
(5/15/2013 11:17:12 AM)
Landowners and Producers Can Now Enroll in Continuous CRP with General Sign-Up to Follow
Senate Ag Committee Okays Farm Bill
(5/15/2013 11:15:27 AM)
The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a $955 billion farm bill on Tuesday, the first step toward completing an overhaul of the nation's food and farm policy that was derailed last year when the House failed to vote on its version of the bill.
Growers Get Ready For FDA Visit
(5/15/2013 11:14:53 AM)
A microbial sampling and FDA cantaloupe inspection preparatory workshop was held Friday in Tifton at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. The workshop was intended to help cantaloupe growers ready their operations for looming FDA inspections.
Georgia Farm Bureau To Sponsor International Agribusiness Conference & Expo
(5/14/2013 11:03:58 AM)
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education are teaming up to help farmers and businesses learn how to capitalize on the growing export market. Georgia Farm Bureau will be the conference's primary sponsor.
Pecan Growers Face Host Of Challenges, Industry Leaders Say
(5/13/2013 11:21:55 AM)
During the past few seasons, the nation's pecan growers have faced challenges from Mother Nature and a stagnant market. Now the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act is expected to add to their concerns, according to a news release.
Researchers Develop App To Save Farmers' Lives After Rollovers
(5/13/2013 11:20:39 AM)
Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death among farmers and claim about 250 lives each year according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed an application for smartphones that uses GPS systems to locate farmers who have rolled their tractors.