Tue., March 20, 2012 2:47pm
Vidalia onions will be shipped on April 12th. Warm, dry winter could influence taste. Farmers anxiously waiting for first onions.
Mon., February 27, 2012 3:30pm
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 3:45pm
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 7:02am
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 4:14pm
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 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.
Fri., January 20, 2012 4:11pm
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.
Mon., December 5, 2011 1:01am
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.
Mon., October 17, 2011 12:01am
More than 100,000 people are coming to Moultrie. Sunbelt Ag Expo draws thousands of visitors from across the United States. Contributes millions to the Southwest Georgia economy.