Georgia Peanut Commission Reminds Farmers To Verify Acreage History
(8/21/2014 1:28:02 PM)
The Georgia Peanut Commission is urging all farmers to take action on a recent letter received from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) asking for verification of a farm's acreage history. Failure to review the letter and respond could potentially mean a loss of any potential funds available for farmers.
American Farm Bureau to Court: Stop EPA Privacy Abuses
(8/21/2014 1:26:37 PM)
The Environmental Protection Agency's public release of farmers' and ranchers' personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation has told a Minnesota federal court.
AFBF President Stallman Tours Georgia Farms
(8/20/2014 11:04:36 AM)
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman visited Georgia on Aug. 13, stopping at four farms to get an understanding of Georgia agriculture. During the tour, Stallman talked with farmers about the EPA's proposed water rule.
Monfort Named UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist
(8/20/2014 11:02:25 AM)
Dr. Scott Monfort, a native of Edison, Ga., has joined the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences as an Extension peanut agronomist located on UGA's Tifton Campus.
Vet Reminds Owners To Protect Animals, Especially Horses, From Mosquitoes
(8/19/2014 11:25:54 AM)
Veterinarian Myron Graham said the two cases of EEE so far this year are not overly concerning, but because of how prevalent mosquitoes are in South Georgia this time of year, it's important for animal owners, especially those with horses, to take steps to guard against mosquitoes.
Farmers May Avoid Replay of Last Year's Propane Issues
(8/18/2014 10:18:21 AM)
Propane inventory building is on an upward trend going into this fall, looking to avoid last year's supply shortages, logistical issues and high prices that plagued farmers looking to dry crops and heat barns.
Online Farmers Market Popular In Northeast Georgia (VIDEO)
(8/15/2014 2:22:21 PM)
While many people still shop the traditional way at farmers markets, the relatively new concept of online farmers markets is gaining popularity. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy visits with one of the farmers behind a growing online farmers market in Northeast Georgia.
Crop Consultants Offer Expert Advice For Farming Decisions (VIDEO)
(8/15/2014 2:20:44 PM)
With the high cost of farm equipment, seeds and other inputs, farmers have to be very careful on how they plan and manage their farms. That's why some farmers turn to crop consultants to help them make decisions that can save both time and money. The Monitor's Mark Wildman explains.
Gene Maddox Receives Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award (VIDEO)
(8/15/2014 2:13:44 PM)
Each year, Georgia Farm Bureau recognizes someone from the agriculture community who has made a major impact on the industry during their career. Known as the GFB Commodity Award, it's one of the organization's highest honors. Damon Jones introduces us to this year's recipient, Grady County's Doctor Gene Maddox.
Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day Taking Place August 27
(8/15/2014 10:38:55 AM)
The Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day has been set for Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Parker Brothers Farm in Baxley.
2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day Set For September 10
(8/15/2014 10:37:01 AM)
Mark your calendars for the 2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day, which is scheduled for Wednesday September 10th, 2014 in Tifton.
UGA Extension's New Peanut Agronomist Upbeat About State Crop
(8/15/2014 10:35:54 AM)
University of Georgia Extension's new peanut agronomist says Georgia's crop shows potential despite a prolonged drought.
Poultry, Turfgrass Pioneers Join Georgia Ag Hall of Fame
(8/15/2014 10:34:29 AM)
Herb Bennett and Ben Copeland, two pioneers in Georgia agriculture, will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony set for Sept. 19 at the Classic Center in Athens.
USDA Publishes Final Rule For Poultry Processors
(8/13/2014 9:51:06 AM)
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat in a July 31 announcement.
Researchers Develop Ebola Drug From Tobacco
(8/13/2014 9:48:56 AM)
California company Mapp Biopharmaceuticals Inc. has developed an experimental drug, ZMapp, to treat patients stricken with Ebola, according to published reports.
Cotton Transition Signup Begins; USDA Issuing Acreage History
(8/13/2014 9:46:13 AM)
Farmers can enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) through Oct. 7. The program, created by the 2014 farm bill, provides interim payments to cotton producers during the 2014 crop year until the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) is available.
Congressmen, USDA Official Visit With Georgia Farmers
(8/13/2014 9:33:43 AM)
With Congress on break for its August recess, Rep. John Barrow (D-Dist. 12) and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Dist. 3) met with farmers in their districts during separate events on Aug. 8 to discuss ag issues.
Scientist Uses Peanut Digger To Control Weeds
(8/12/2014 1:46:08 PM)
A Georgia scientist is using peanut harvesting equipment to organically control weeds - particularly nutsedge.
U.S. Pork, Beef Exports on Record Pace Through June
(8/11/2014 10:56:22 AM)
U.S. pork and beef exports remained strong in June, pushing export value for both products to a record first-half pace according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Begins
(8/11/2014 10:53:04 AM)
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia has announced that farmers can now enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).