Mon., September 3, 2012 2:10pm
State Agricultural Climatologist Pam Knox says Tropical Storm Isaac did little to relieve Georgia's lingering drought.
Tue., August 28, 2012 11:02am
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that it will accept applications for loan assistance for Georgia enterprises in 12 counties affected by the drought. The aid program targets farm-related and other entities not covered by aid from the Department of Agriculture.
Wed., August 15, 2012 3:07pm
Despite recent rainstorms, drought continues to grip Georgia, and water levels are dropping in the state’s large, federally run reservoirs. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects they will keep dropping unless more sustained rains fall.
Wed., August 15, 2012 2:56pm
Georgia poultry farmers are suffering from a spike in feed costs due to the Midwestern drought, but federal officials are stepping in to help.
Thu., August 2, 2012 7:28am
More than half of U.S. counties now are classified by the federal government as natural disaster areas mostly because of the drought. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday added 218 counties in a dozen states as disaster areas, including six in Georgia.
Wed., July 18, 2012 3:34pm
While increases in price benefit Georgia crop growers, it means increased costs for poultry and cattle farmers depending on corn and soy to feed their livestock.
Fri., July 13, 2012 2:42pm
Under new U.S. Department of Agriculture rules announced Thursday, all but a handful of Georgia counties are considered disaster areas because of ongoing drought. The department is trying to shorten the time between a disaster and making aid available to farmers.
Thu., June 28, 2012 4:20pm
A report released Thursday by the River Network says electricity production in Georgia is threatening rivers and power generation. It also says the state’s once ample water supply is declining along with water quality.
Wed., June 20, 2012 4:00pm
New research shows droughts in Georgia’s Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin over the last 350 years were longer and more frequent than recent dry periods.
Wed., May 16, 2012 8:52pm
Drought continues to grip Georgia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already begun to conserve water in four federal reservoirs.