Mon., June 18, 2012 5:56am
Peach growers are planting more pecan trees. Pecan harvest requires fewer workers. Pecan prices and popularity continue to increase.
Wed., June 6, 2012 4:30pm
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 3:05pm
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 2:00pm
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 12:00pm
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 1:47pm
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 2:00pm
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 2:36pm
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 2:33pm
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...