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Georgia Grown Trail Spotlights South Georgia Ag Operations (VIDEO)

(8/29/2014 2:03:57 PM)

The Georgia Grown Trail, which runs across parts of South Georgia, showcases local agritourism. One of the many stops along the way is Still Pond Winery, outside of Arlington, which the Monitor's Kenny Burgamy visited recently.

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Growers Get Research Updates During Plains Field Day (VIDEO)

(8/29/2014 2:02:52 PM)

Researchers at the Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center in Plains work with the major row crops grown by Georgia producers. Recently, farmers had an opportunity to see what's being done to help improve the state's cotton, soybeans and peanut crops. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the report.

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Moms Learn About Beef Industry During Day On West Georgia Farm (VIDEO)

(8/29/2014 2:02:03 PM)

A group of moms spent the day recently meeting a farm family and learning the process of getting beef from the pasture to the plate. Callaway Cattle Company in Troup County was one of only 10 farms nationwide to be selected to present this free event, sponsored by the National Beef Checkoff. Damon Jones was there and tells you why this sort of educational program is so vital to the industry.

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Fall Armyworms March Across Georgia Fields and Lawns

(8/29/2014 8:31:34 AM)

Almost every year in late summer, armyworms invade grass in home lawns and in hay fields and pastures across Georgia.

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Summer Drought Has Georgia Farmers Feeling The Heat

(8/28/2014 1:18:15 PM)

A summer drought combined with scorching temperatures have Georgia farmers feeling the heat, says University of Georgia's agricultural climatologist Pam Knox.

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Georgia Production Expected to Increase in Cotton, Peanuts

(8/27/2014 3:04:54 PM)

Georgia farmers are forecast to produce 25 percent more cotton and 30 percent more peanuts in 2014 according to the August Crop Production report from the USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service.

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Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) For Winter Wheat Available in Two Georgia Counties

(8/27/2014 3:00:14 PM)

For the 2015 winter wheat crop, producers in Jefferson and Laurens counties are eligible to purchase SCO policies.

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GFB Comments On Federal and State Proposed Rules

(8/27/2014 2:47:32 PM)

President Zippy Duvall expresses GFB position on state vetinerarian rule, drought management and EPA worker protection standard

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I AM FARMLAND Campaign Launched

(8/27/2014 10:38:26 AM)

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is launching a new campaign entitled I AM FARMLAND geared to help support the expanded distribution of FARMLAND, a new feature length documentary about the lives of young farmers and ranchers.

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USDA Continues to Seek Input for 2017 Census of Agriculture

(8/26/2014 10:55:30 AM)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to seek input for the 2017 Census of Agriculture.

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Georgia Peanut Commission Sponsoring David Ragan at Upcoming NASCAR Race

(8/26/2014 10:47:10 AM)

The The Georgia Peanut Commission will be sponsoring Georgia-native, David Ragan, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Aug. 31, 2014.

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Corn Farmers Face Continued Low Prices

(8/25/2014 2:16:12 PM)

Potential record-setting corn yields have contributed to a bleak market for Georgia farmers, says University of Georgia agricultural economist, Nathan Smith. Smith also believes next year's price will be worse than this year's.

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Scientists From Around World Work To Stop Spread Of Peanut Toxins

(8/25/2014 2:14:11 PM)

Mycotoxins are harmful chemicals that can be produced by fungi in crops like peanuts and corn. A group of agricultural scientists from across the world met in Georgia last month to discuss the need for more robust sampling and detection methods for these potentially lethal food toxins.

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Farmers Learn From Researchers At Midville Field Day (VIDEO)

(8/22/2014 9:51:54 AM)

Good research is critical to keeping Georgia agriculture efficient and profitable, but if farmers don't have access to the information it does little good. Recently, farmers got a chance to attend a field day at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville to see just how things are growing there. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the report.

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Georgia Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Commodity Conference (VIDEO)

(8/22/2014 9:48:55 AM)

Recently, Georgia Farm Bureau members from various commodity groups got together at the UGA Tifton Conference Center to discuss challenges facing their individual commodities, as well as issues facing Georgia agriculture, as a whole. Kenny Burgamy has more.

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Farmers Spend Time With Lawmakers At Ag Issues Summit (VIDEO)

(8/22/2014 9:47:51 AM)

The sixth annual Ag Issues Summit, hosted by the chairs of the state's House and Senate Agriculture Committees, recently took place in Tifton. It was an event designed to not only to give farmers an update on the industry, but also provide them a chance to voice their concerns to legislators. Damon Jones has the story.

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Moisture Meter Technology for In-shell Peanuts Licensed

(8/22/2014 9:22:18 AM)

A new meter that measures the moisture of peanuts inside the shell has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and licensed by a manufacturer of instruments for use in agriculture.

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Student-Planted Garden Provides Produce for Rock Eagle Guests

(8/22/2014 9:20:44 AM)

At Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Georgia students can get hands-on learning about pioneer life. Students pump water from a well, wash clothes on a washboard and gain an appreciation for modern day life. This year they planted vegetables that were served in the center's dining hall.

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UGA Researchers Part Of Team Publishing Canola Genome

(8/22/2014 9:06:21 AM)

An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the canola genome in the journal Science. Their discovery paves the way for improved versions of the plant, which is used widely in farming and industry.

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