Mon., June 17, 2013 12:00pm
Wet weather is causing difficulty for Georgia farmers. The owner of Cedar Hollow Farm in Cleveland, Glen Cook, says the large amount of rainfall has made it hard to weed and do other essential field work. Jody Farmer of Hall County said he is roughly a month behind schedule working his wheat and soybean crops.
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., March 6, 2013 7:41pm
Georgia farmers say they're expecting to export at least 80,000 tons of peanuts to China in the near future.
Wed., January 23, 2013 7:36pm
After cracking down on illegal immigrants, Georgia may eliminate a program meant to help farmers navigate the complicated process for getting visas for migrant laborers. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's budget plan calls for cutting $150,000 in funding for two liaison positions at the Department of Agriculture. The employees were supposed to work as go-betweens, helping farmers use federal programs that grant visas to migrant laborers.
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., November 22, 2012 1:00pm
Georgia’s Christmas tree growers are gearing up for a busy selling season. Farmers say more Georgians want to be green while also creating family traditions. And they say Georgians have been buying more real trees in recent years.
Thu., October 18, 2012 6:00am
Farmers are expected to blow past prior records for per-acre yield and overall production, but the sudden jump in supply is bad news for farmers who couldn't lock in their price early.
Thu., October 11, 2012 8:40am
New data shows that the heavy rain we’ve been experiencing is lessening drought effects in North Georgia. That means it’s raining bigger profits for farmers.
Mon., October 8, 2012 12:16pm
After a spike in crashes involving farm equipment last year, Georgia agriculture and highway safety officials are continuing an effort aimed at reducing such wrecks. The effort is intended to raise awareness of the dangers of crashes involving farm equipment as the harvest season approaches.
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.