Mon., September 3, 2012 12:00pm
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new kind of sensor to warn farmers about pests and disease that could would help save money and crops.
Wed., August 8, 2012 5:25pm
With products from Alpaca fur bird nests and Georgia-grown olive oil to fresh pork and rare honey, the Georgia Grown Farmers Showcase puts Georgia Agriculture’s variety on display.
Mon., August 6, 2012 3:45pm
Drought is leaving trees vulnerable to insects and disease. Dead trees are not used for lumber and paper industries. Georgia timber valued at more than a half-billion dollars a year.
Mon., July 23, 2012 3:00pm
Federal agriculture officials visited Georgia farmers. They say the state has the highest percentage of acreage in exceptional drought. In all 29 states have been named disaster areas because of the U. S. drought.
Fri., March 2, 2012 2:28pm
The state will not declare a drought for the Flint River Basin. Officials say the protections under the Flint River Drought Protection Act are ineffective and unfunded. Environmentalists are worried.
Mon., January 9, 2012 7:53am
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is asking for input on its ten year plan. School officials want to make the most of resources. Report is due by June.
Tue., January 3, 2012 6:36pm
Agriculture officials surveyed 800 farmers under a provision in the immigration law. Farmers said migrant workers began leaving last spring. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said the report found that farmers had about $10 million in direct crop losses because of the law.
Wed., December 21, 2011 4:11pm
While agriculture profits are up 28 percent nationally this year to just over 100 billion dollars, Georgia farmers are experiencing more mixed results. Georgia’s extended drought has challenged key crops this year. In 2010 Georgia led the nation with 44% of peanut crop yields. But according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Georgia peanut production slid by 18% this year
Thu., November 17, 2011 4:38pm
Law officers in Peach County say they're cracking down on pecan thieves, which have been on the rise now that harvesting is in full swing.
Tue., October 18, 2011 5:13pm
Georgia’s soybean growers have a new nuisance to deal with: the so-called “kudzu bug.” The insects seem to control the growth of the invasive kudzu plant, but they also like soybeans, a $76 million crop last year in Georgia. The “kudzu bugs” invade fields by the thousands and feed directly on the plants’ stems.