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.
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., September 20, 2010 2:06pm
USDA says no disaster assistance for southern peanut farmers. Heavy rain and flooding in 2009 damaged crops and caused financial losses. No explanation given for decision.
Tue., June 8, 2010 3:41pm
South Carolina-based ArborGen planting new tree in Evans County
Mon., July 27, 2009 1:14pm
88 Georgia counties getting help after months of too much rain