Fri., August 10, 2012 4:26pm
Parasites that prey on livestock are now becoming drug resistant, according to experts. It’s the result of the decades of feeding animals anti-biotics.
Tue., June 12, 2012 3:15pm
Researchers are planting about a hundred sensors on 10 farms in southwest Georgia this month to measure soil moisture. The idea is to better track how much water crops really need and help farmers irrigate more efficiently, and help the farms reduce their impact on the strained Flint River.
Tue., October 4, 2011 2:44pm
A University of Georgia survey estimates that the state’s fruit and vegetable farmers saw at least $70 million in crop losses in the spring.
Mon., August 15, 2011 8:03am
A federal agency's report blasts state-level inspections of large farms in Georgia, saying insufficient oversight of how those farms dispose of manure pose a risk to nearby waterways. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General found a "significant risk" that Georgia's program for regulating its largest livestock producers "is failing to protect water quality."
Thu., June 23, 2011 4:55pm
An agriculture industry group estimates a shortage of migrant labor may wind up costing Georgia fruit and vegetable farmers $300 million in crop losses. Officials worry the total economic impact will be even greater if crops from the next harvest are lost.
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 could help ease a farm labor shortage.