Mon., April 2, 2012 6:49am
More than 4,000 Georgia black farmers have until May 11 to find out if they’re eligible for federal money in a massive legal settlement. This is the second chance farmers and their heirs have to file a claim.
Mon., October 3, 2011 12:00pm
Some Georgia cafeterias are getting ahead of expected federal guidelines that virtually would banish the potato from school lunches. The US Agriculture Department is formulating a proposal that would drastically reduce the humble spud from school cafeterias. The new guidelines aren't expect to take effect until next year, but coastal Glynn County schools already has started to serve potatoes just once each week.
Thu., September 8, 2011 3:34pm
159 Georgia counties are now federal disaster areas. News of the declaration came Thursday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since April, extreme drought conditions have devastated crops statewide.
Wed., August 24, 2011 5:20pm
Dwindling jobs and the lingering economic slowdown have led to a big jump in the number of Georgians on food stamps. US Agriculture Department officials say, there are now 1.8 million people receiving food stamps in the state, a 42% rise from two years ago. Those numbers leave out people eligible for but not using the benefit.
Thu., June 2, 2011 2:49pm
Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is joining 12 other US Senators in calling on Food and Drug Administration officials to relax seafood advice for pregnant women. The Senators say, the agency's guidelines to avoid fish because of mercury are not consistent with new federal dietary recommendations.
Mon., April 4, 2011 10:42am
Jennie-O Turkey Store is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores in California and across the nation.
Fri., April 1, 2011 5:00am
The U.S. Agriculture Department’s crop planting forecast projects Georgia’s producers will plant 1.45 million acres of cotton this year, an increase of 9 percent and 120,000 addition acres. Georgia’s cotton crop forecast is second only to Texas, where farmers will plant 6 million acres of cotton, according to the USDA report.
Mon., December 13, 2010 4:14pm
Fort Valley State University got a $1 million bio fuel research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year grant will look at six crops including a type of sugar cane and several grass varieties.
Mon., January 11, 2010 6:01pm
Unemployment in rural counties is higher than in metropolitan areas, where
Tue., November 24, 2009 4:52pm
A growing number of Georgians have trouble getting enough food, and advocat