Mon., April 16, 2012 10:59am
Farmers Catching Metal Thieves
New center pivot alarms are helping farmers catch metal thieves in remote locations. Solar powered alarms much cheaper than repairs to pivots.
Tue., March 20, 2012 10:47am
Vidalia Onions Coming Early
Vidalia onions will be shipped on April 12th. Warm, dry winter could influence taste. Farmers anxiously waiting for first onions.
Mon., February 27, 2012 10:30am
Clock Ticking For Peanut Crop
Farmers are expected to plant record peanut crop. Supplies continue to be tight. Manufacturers hold off on contracts to lower prices.
Tue., February 21, 2012 10:45am
Peanut Butter Sales Plummet
J.M. Smucker says sales of Jif slipped 10 percent. Company raised prices by 30 percent in November. Peanut prices spiked due to greater demand and increased input costs.
Mon., February 13, 2012 2:02am
Well Permit Requests Triple
Farmers are expected to plant a record number of crops this year. Drought continues to plague agricultural region. Georgia has more than 1.5 million acres under irrigation.
Mon., January 30, 2012 11:14am
Georgia Vegetable Harvest Down
Georgia Vegetable Farmers Grow Less in 2011. Some crops decline by as much as 40 percent. Prices, labor, weather and competition from other crops likely played a role.
Mon., January 30, 2012 4:53am
New Labor Concerns For Farmers
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 11:42am
Ag Forecast Shows Labor A Problem
Commodity prices are strong. Outlook for Georgia agriculture in 2012 is good. Labor shortages still a problem.
Fri., January 20, 2012 11:11am
Farmers Choosing Spring Crops
Farmers are deciding what they'll plant in the spring. If contract prices for peanuts are not high enough, they could select other crops. Peanut supplies may be tight again in the fall.
Sun., December 4, 2011 8:01pm
Young Farmer Numbers Declining
Between 2002 and 2007 the number of farmers age 25 and under dropped nearly 40 percent in Georgia. The cost of land, equipment, and access to credit make it difficult to get into farming. Federal officials have loan programs to help new farmers.
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