Ag News Roundup - August 13, 2018
U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop and record corn crop yield this year, according to the Crop Production report issued Friday by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
In Georgia, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts double-digit increases in cotton, soybean and corn production for 2018. And peach production is forecast for a 150% increase over 2017.
Hefty tariffs imposed of U.S. pecans, almonds and other nuts are already causing troubles for growers in Georgia and across the country.
Just 1 percent of the roughly 700,000 students enrolled in undergraduate college engineering programs across the country last year studied agricultural engineering. That’s a challenge for agriculture.
The Small Business Administration will hold a public forum in Hall County on August 16 to hear from poultry farmers about what they need to finance their farms, and the relationship between the small farmers and the larger segments of the industry,
Tomato, strawberry and pepper growers in Florida and Georgia want help preventing Mexico from flooding the market with cheap imports during the winter, but growers on the West Coast fear Mexico would retaliate.
Sunnyland Farms, a national leader in mail-order and online pecan products sales, will be hosting its first Pecan Festival on October 27.
The Georgia Ports Authority moved 378,767 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUS) in July, an increase of 12.7 percent, or 42,668 TEUs, compared to the same month last year. It was the second busiest month on record for the Port of Savannah.
A South Georgia stable owner is sending a reminder to animal lovers tonight, after a horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Colquitt County.
All last week, farmers across southwest Georgia celebrated National Farmers Market Week.
Competing against their peers across the state, fifty Georgia 4-H members ultimately earned the coveted title of “Master 4-H’er” at the annual Georgia 4-H State Congress.