Mon., August 20, 2012 3:30pm
This year's peanut crop could break records. Last year there was a shortage of peanuts. Prices are going down.
Tue., August 14, 2012 3:00pm
The Southwest Georgia Project wants to open markets for small farmers. Produce would be sold to area school districts and local consumers. State-owned land would be used for the project.
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., August 6, 2012 9:05am
Georgia-bred grass could end up in Cuba. UGA researchers partnering with Cuban counterparts. Cuba expanding golf courses.
Tue., July 31, 2012 3:40pm
Drought and record commodity prices are straining water resources. State officials say no new permits will be issued in 24 southwest Georgia counties. EPD expects legislature to take up drought protection when they convene in January.
Mon., June 18, 2012 6:56am
Peach growers are planting more pecan trees. Pecan harvest requires fewer workers. Pecan prices and popularity continue to increase.
Mon., June 4, 2012 4:07pm
The Senate may begin debate on the farm bill this week. Peanut farmers say proposed changes remove vital safety net. Peanuts more vulnerable to price swings.
Mon., May 21, 2012 4:04pm
Farmers are increasing acreage by 20-percent. Prices for peanut butter could decline in the fall, once crop makes its way into food. Prices last year broke records.
Thu., May 3, 2012 3:00pm
Peach farms are picking ahead of schedule. The state fruit should arrive in stores this weekend. Fruit expected to be small but sweet.
Mon., April 16, 2012 2:59pm
New center pivot alarms are helping farmers catch metal thieves in remote locations. Solar powered alarms much cheaper than repairs to pivots.