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  • Mon., June 18, 2012 6:56am
    Peach growers are planting more pecan trees. Pecan harvest requires fewer workers. Pecan prices and popularity continue to increase.
  • Wed., June 6, 2012 5:30pm
    It’s been nearly a year since Georgia enacted one of the nation’s toughest immigration crackdowns. And it’s had an impact on some small businesses,...
  • Wed., June 6, 2012 4:05pm
    Prison inmates are working on a Vidalia onion farm in southeast Georgia. It’s part of a state program to fill empty farm jobs. The ‘transitional’...
  • Thu., May 3, 2012 3:00pm
    Peach farms are picking ahead of schedule. The state fruit should arrive in stores this weekend. Fruit expected to be small but sweet.
  • Thu., February 2, 2012 1:00pm
    The Senate Agriculture committee has approved a resolution urging Congress to allow states to administer their own version of the H-2A federal visa...
  • Mon., October 17, 2011 2:47pm
    Two bills to overhaul a federal foreign guest worker program are under consideration by the U.S. Congress. Washington is also considering a law...
  • Tue., September 20, 2011 3:00pm
    Fall vegetable harvest is underway in Georgia. No labor shortage so far and prices are good. Crop damage from Irene could benefit farmers here.
  • Mon., August 8, 2011 3:36pm
    State officials are eying a North Carolina coop program that makes it easier for small farmers to hire foreign guest workers. Many of Georgia's...
  • Wed., June 22, 2011 3:33pm
    Some probationers don’t want farm jobs. That’s according to state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. It was only a week ago when Black said ex-cons...