Tue., April 23, 2013 6:45pm
Vidalia onion growers are getting anxious about this year's crop, which up until now had looked promising compared to last season.
Tue., March 26, 2013 11:02am
The administrator of a statewide weather network says its financial picture has improved in the months since it planned to end operations in 2011 because of a loss of state funding and key personnel.
Wed., February 13, 2013 12:00pm
Georgia U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop and 16 of his colleagues have re-formed the “peanut caucus” in the new Congress. It’s an effort to protect the peanut industry in Washington, especially with debate coming on a new farm bill.
Mon., January 28, 2013 12:00pm
Officials say exports are the key to increasing sales for Georgia's agricultural industry and the state must concentrate on getting its farm products to people who can buy them.
Mon., December 31, 2012 1:42pm
Starting Tuesday, Georgia farmers will need a special card to get their sales tax exemption on seed, fertilizer, and other so-called "farm inputs." Until now, they’ve only had to fill out a form at the cash register attesting that they are eligible for the tax break.
Thu., December 6, 2012 7:00am
Growers are expected to harvest a million more tons of peanuts than they can sell this year. Federal forecasts put the harvest above three million tons, and some in the industry think that’s a low estimate.
Wed., December 5, 2012 4:22pm
Some Georgia farmers are playing a game of chicken with the calendar as they wait for rain. Forage crops like hay should have been planted by mid-November, but UGA extension professor Dennis Hancock says much of the seed is still in the bag.
Wed., November 28, 2012 1:00pm
Federal officials say they plan to close the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Georgia Rural Development Office in Baxley by Dec. 7.
Thu., November 22, 2012 6:30am
School kids across the state will be eating more locally grown fruits and vegetables thanks to a trio of federal grants, building on a trend that has been fed in part by the Obama administration’s 2010 school nutrition law.
Thu., September 6, 2012 3:20pm
Soybeans could elbow out peanuts on Georgia farms next year if prices continue their unprecedented rise.