Currently, raw milk can only be sold for pet consumption in Georgia, and only goat farmers are currently licensed to sell it, not farms that produce cows’ milk for people to drink.
Farm lobbies and Republicans, along with influential Democrats like U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. David Scott of Atlanta, strongly object to tax changes that President Joe Biden proposed in his “Build Back Better” plan for farmland and other assets handed from one generation to the next.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture should play a role in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, a member of a legislative oversight committee said Monday.
The federal government is at last rolling out a loan program meant to help farmers reclaim portions of property lost when the land changed hands over generations, leaving the ownership rights unclear.
A Colorado analysis found farmer suicide rates rise in tandem with increased drought. Experts say a big challenge is that there are few counsellors and many guns in rural areas.
Former Trump administration officials and conservative and libertarian nonprofits have launched lawsuits to block federal relief funds aimed at Black and minority farmers.
Forecasters are predicting a hotter and wetter summer than average, which could mean more health issues and other problems.
Next month, some Black farmers will be able to access part of $4 billion set aside for debt cancellation. It’s a historic amount of money, courtesy of the American Rescue Plan, aimed at redressing generations of inequity in farm lending by the federal government. But for some, this aid does not go far enough.
Denver-based rapper DJ Cavem Moetavation started pushing beats and beets by distributing free seeds. Black-owned companies like his are trying to encourage more people of color to grow their own food.
State lawmakers are trying to scale back a law that they passed just last year in hopes of cracking down on the sludge that was being passed off in some areas as a soil aid.
The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Georgia’s No. 1 industry — agriculture — had one of its best years in 2020, despite and because of the pandemic.
Spotted lanternflies are beautiful but can exact a huge toll on agriculture. To help reduce their numbers, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture started a canine lanternfly-tracking program.
The U.S. House Democratic caucus on Thursday ratified Rep. David Scott’s selection to chair the Agriculture Committee, making him the first African American and the first Georgian to lead the panel.
Georgia pecan growers looked up in their trees earlier this year and liked what they saw: a bounty of young nuts flourishing among the branches.
After a run of hard years, the quality and volume of the favorite holiday nut would not disappoint. The same, however, cannot be said for the prices.