Wed., November 14, 2012 11:13am
Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will appear Wednesday at the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon to urge growers to apply for a break exempting them from paying sales tax on the materials needed to grow their goods. That tax break starts Jan. 1 and is part of a package of tax changes that state lawmakers approved this year.
Mon., August 13, 2012 2:55pm
A recent survey shows feral hogs damage crops, landscapes, and fencing. The pigs have been here since the 1500's. Hunting and trapping are the most common ways to control them.
Mon., January 30, 2012 9:53am
U.S. Department of Labor is rewriting farm labor laws for children. Changes could place tighter restrictions on jobs kids can do. Ag leaders concerned.
Mon., January 23, 2012 4:42pm
Commodity prices are strong. Outlook for Georgia agriculture in 2012 is good. Labor shortages still a problem.
Mon., June 6, 2011 2:39pm
Drought is causing a lack of forage in pastures. Many farmers forced to feed their animals hay. Drought expected to continue.
Thu., June 2, 2011 3:42pm
Farmers joined with Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black to pray for rain. Two-thirds of the state is in a severe or extreme drought. Many farmers unable to plant their crops.
Thu., February 3, 2011 8:11am
A Georgia lawmaker will file a bill targeting illegal immigrants. The bill would require businesses to use a database to ensure new hires are allowed to work in the United States.
Wed., December 8, 2010 3:45pm
The Georgia Farm Bureau adopted a policy that opposes any new laws that could threaten their workforce. Farmers say immigrant labor necessary to pick crops. Most Americans not willing to do the job.
Wed., December 1, 2010 3:52pm
Georgia farmers will benefit from increase in prices and exports. Farm income expected to be up by 34-percent over 2009. Farmers already watching weather for 2011.