Thu., August 25, 2011 2:54pm
USDA has purchased 40-million dollars in chicken. Poultry will be sent to food pantries and programs like Meals on Wheels. Chicken producers hope move will boost sagging poultry prices.
Mon., June 6, 2011 1:43pm
The Watkinsville site has been targeted in federal budget cuts, but the research center may get new life from UGA.
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.
Thu., January 13, 2011 12:48pm
School cafeterias would have to hold the fries and serve kids more whole grains, fruits and vegetables under the government's plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students' meals in 15 years.
Fri., December 24, 2010 11:23am
USDA has 5-million dollars to help restore the tree in Georgia. 116 Counties in Georgia eligible. Deadline is January 7th.
Mon., December 20, 2010 1:33pm
A researcher at UGA is trying to find a way to bring a popular Christmas tree to Georgia's mild climate.
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.
Mon., November 29, 2010 7:48pm
Every county in Georgia could qualify for disaster assistance from the federal government. The designation comes on the heels of several very warm, dry months. Farm operators throughout the state are eligible to be considered for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency, and help from the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program.
Fri., September 3, 2010 4:37pm
Food safety is a top priority of the three candidates for Agriculture Commissioner. Libertarian Kevin Cherry, Democrat J.B. Powell, and Republican Gary Black each want to inherit the post held by Tommy Irvin for 40 years. The candidates met at a forum this week held by Georgia Organics. And they all want to get more Georgia-grown food … to Georgians.
Wed., August 4, 2010 3:27pm
Seventy-five thousand rural customers will get broadband. The 13-million dollars comes from federal stimulus funds. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says more needs to be done.