Flavor of Georgia Celebrates 10 Years in 2016
(8/28/2015 11:34:58 AM)
From cheeses to chutneys, craft chocolate to chorizo, the annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest - hosted by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development - celebrates Georgians' creativity and craftsmanship by highlighting the best value-added products in the state.
Georgia 4-H, CDC, USDA Work Together To Teach Children About Animal Diseases
(8/28/2015 11:32:59 AM)
Georgia 4-H is piloting an educational series aimed at teaching children how to help prevent the spread of animal diseases like swine flu, salmonella, E. coli and rabies.
Visiting Scientist Conducts Research on Peanut Pathogen at UGA Griffin
(8/28/2015 11:31:26 AM)
Maxwell Lamptey is visiting America, specifically Griffin, Georgia, in the hopes of learning new methods to fight aflatoxin - a carcinogen produced by soil fungus that can grow on peanuts - in his home country of Ghana.
APHIS Seeks Vets and Vaccine to Fight Bird Flu
(8/28/2015 11:29:14 AM)
USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service is hiring 90 veterinarians and seeking proposals for a vaccine against highly pathogenic avian influenza in the latest moves to fight the poultry disease.
UGA's Scott Angle Talks About Stepping Away From CAES
(8/27/2015 1:41:46 PM)
Scott Angle, dean of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, recently announced that he'd be stepping down in September. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy had the opportunity to talk with Dean Angle about his future plans, and a look back at the last decade working with Georgia's ag leaders.
Southeast Georgia Farmers Learn About Research Projects At UGA Farm
(8/27/2015 1:40:32 PM)
UGA's Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville recently played host to a field day for area farmers. The event allowed the attendees to get updates from researchers on many different projects. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the story.
Researchers Look To Nanoparticles For Wastewater Treatment Solutions
(8/27/2015 1:39:17 PM)
For many producers, especially those in the poultry industry, treating wastewater is a long and expensive process. Researchers at Georgia Tech are looking at some high-tech options to help the situation, as the Monitor's Damon Jones explains.
Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation Possible Solution For Some Georgia Peanut Farmers
(8/27/2015 11:13:31 AM)
Sub-surface drip irrigation can help some Georgia peanut farmers water their crops more efficiently, according to a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert. And, it won't interfere with peanut digging equipment.
Monroe, Newton Farm Bureaus put AFBF grants to use
(8/26/2015 11:25:11 AM)
Mini-grants from the AFBF Foundation for Agriculture are used to support projects that incorporate agriculture into school instruction.
Georgia Grown Highway 301 kicks off with Taste of the Trail event
(8/26/2015 11:22:44 AM)
The trail, which runs from Charlton County on the Florida line north through Brantley, Wayne, Long, Tattnall, Evans, Bulloch and Screven counties on the South Carolina border, will feature agritourism venues, local restaurants, art galleries and unique shops.
APHIS making plans to stockpile avian influenza vaccine
(8/26/2015 11:20:20 AM)
Vaccine not approved yet, but agency wants to make sure it's available as a contingency plan.
EPA proposes measures to cut methane emissions
(8/26/2015 11:18:39 AM)
Standards target oil and natural gas industries
USDA adds eligible commodities for farm storage facility loans
(8/26/2015 11:17:01 AM)
Loans now available for dairy, flowers and meats
Monsanto charity program opens registration
(8/26/2015 11:14:58 AM)
Program allows farmers to nominate charities in their home counties to receive $2,500
WTO panel to hear COOL arbitration arguments Sept. 15-16
(8/26/2015 11:12:28 AM)
U.S. is asserting that Canada, Mexico used flawed formulas that resulted in severely inflated estimates to those countries' economic losses as a result of COOL law.
Monsanto Drops Bid To Merge With Syngenta
(8/26/2015 11:09:38 AM)
Monsanto has dropped its push to purchase Swiss agricultural company Syngenta, according to a release on the Monsanto website.
Three Georgians nominated for EPA advisory committee
(8/26/2015 11:07:28 AM)
Agriculture committee will provide advise to Science Advisory Board.
Growers From Around State Gather For GFB Commodity Conference
(8/21/2015 2:15:03 PM)
Recently a large number of Georgia Farm Bureau members gathered on the UGA campus for the organization's 37th Annual Commodity Conference. The groups got a chance to talk about recent challenges among the various commodities and look at new opportunities in the ag industry. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy explains.
Research Could Lead To Larger Georgia Soybean Yields
(8/21/2015 2:14:03 PM)
We may start to see bigger yields in Georgia's soybean fields in the coming years. Recently at a Southern States Cooperative field day, growers got to hear about a study going on in Georgia that is changing the variety of soybeans that are grown in the state and changing the way the crop is managed. Mark Wildman has that story.
Udder Mud Run Benefits Georgia FFA FCCLA Center
(8/21/2015 2:12:52 PM)
More than four miles, 25 obstacles, and a ton of mud faced the runners that attended the 3rd annual Udder Mud Run in Covington, Georgia recently. The Monitor's Damon Jones was there and explains how this fun, family event also benefits Georgia FFA students.