New Study Supports Positive Health Benefits Of Peanuts
(3/12/2014 11:41:25 AM)
A new study released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that different flavours of peanuts - salted, spicy, honey-roasted, or unsalted - result in positive health benefits.
Farmer Identity Protection Act Being Proposed
(3/12/2014 11:40:34 AM)
Congressmen Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Jim Costa (D-Cal.) introduced legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from disclosing the private and confidential information of livestock and poultry producers to the public.
AFBF: Young Farmers Remain Concerned About Land Availability
(3/11/2014 4:01:03 PM)
Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified again this year in the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program.
UGA Finds Preservation Solution For Its Red Barn
(3/11/2014 3:26:41 PM)
A longtime Athens-area family is bringing new life to an iconic piece of University of Georgia history. The Red Barn, located on South Milledge Avenue, will soon have a new home on Tony Townley's farm in Oconee County,
Spraying Time Of Day Can Impact Control With Major Cotton Herbicides
(3/11/2014 3:25:21 PM)
Most farmers spray fields with herbicides in the light of day because it's easier to see what you're spraying and, well, most people don't like to get up and go to work before sunrise or labor far into the night no matter what the task.
Southwest Water Deficits Could Be Southeast Agriculture's Gain
(3/11/2014 3:23:49 PM)
The trends playing out in the Southwest and parts of the Midwest conceivably place the Southeast in an unusually advantageous position.
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.