Agriculture

  ABAC becomes nation’s first to launch ag education program

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be the first college in the nation to launch an elementary agriculture education program.

  UNPRECEDENTED: Sunbelt Ag Expo canceled for the first time

  Sunbelt Ag Expo holds drive-thru field day

Ga. reps write letter for more farmer protections

South Georgia immigrant family hoping to blaze path others can follow

Grant to help foster farm conservation practices in Alabama

Savannah tops all U.S. ports for ag exports

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Sunbelt looks for another successful in-person Expo in October

  Farmers prepare for busy hurricane season

  Sunbelt Ag Expo field day goes virtual this year

  South Ga. health official: Positive coronavirus cases in AG industry but overall numbers still trending downward

  Georgia’s watermelon season begins

  Second Century Ag holds ‘hemp university’

  Farmer uses unique method for growing late-season crops

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  Agriculture consultants respond to proposed state budget cuts

South Georgia farm consultants are responding to the proposed state agriculture budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.

  Buzz about Asian hornets adds to woes of beekeepers

By now, you may have heard about the giant Asian hornets that have been attacking beehives in the U.S.

Farmer Fredo: Buying locally-grown produce important amid pandemic

Flint River Fresh Executive Director, Fredando Jackson says it is important to make sure the community is supporting their local farmers.

Americus business opens famers market amid COVID-19 pandemic

State officials ask Georgians to buy local produce

  South Ga. farmer glad for recent rainfall

  Nashville hog producer launches new pork business

  Poultry producers respond to possible shortages

  Tifton UGA campus receives cotton research grant

  Georgia sees positive peanut outlook this year

The peanut industry is thriving as farmers begin planting.

Senator Kelly Loeffler advocating for Georgia’s farmers

Senator Kelly Loeffler is working hard for Georgia’s farmers.

  Don’t panic, start planting: Starting a self-sustaining garden amid a global pandemic

With the meat shortage across the nation, it may be a good idea to start thinking about growing your own garden.

  Early Co. farm donates beef to families in need

Chad Hunter with Hunter Farms is donating 35 pounds of beef for those in need through the manna drop program at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville.

  Sunbelt Ag Expo plans ahead during pandemic

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is in six months and organizers say they’re hoping to still have the event in October.

  Georgia Young Farmer summer tour canceled

The Georgia Young Farmer summer tour is an annual event that showcases the agriculture industry, but this year, it’s been canceled due to COVID-19.

  Agribusiness and agricultural education impacted by pandemic

State Future Farmers of America (FFA) agriculture activities for students have been canceled because of the COVID-19 crisis.

  South Georgia farmer concerned about crops amid pandemic

In the coming months, you could see a shortage of produce if progress isn’t made in the fight against COVID-19.

  Ga farmers split on AG industry benefits of House Bill 545

It is currently being tabled by the Georgia Senate.

SWGA farmers grateful $347M in relief funds on the way

Brinkley and many other South Georgia growers met with Black on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the Georgia Farm recovery program will have on the future of rural Georgia.

  Farmers get a taste of 4th Annual Georgia Citrus Association Conference

The citrus growing season starts in just two weeks and the Georgia Citrus Association (GCA) was in full bloom as hundreds of farmers were in Tifton to learn more about citrus crops.

  SWGA first responders teach life-saving training across the state

A team of South Georgia first responders were chosen to teach life-saving training classes across the state.

  National Peanut Research Lab celebrates anniversary

The National Peanut Research Lab in Dawson celebrated its 50th anniversary.

South Ga. citrus farm thrives in cool weather

Growing citrus is a risky business. Where a cold snap causes ruin, the cold season is needed to ripen

  Gov. Kemp talks relief funding and more to farmers in Bainbridge

Governor Kemp’s message to farmers is that he has not forgotten about them.

Nestor’s impact on local cotton farms

Cotton farmers say the day-long downpour on Saturday could have been a whole lot worse and could have taken out the rest of this crop before they could get it harvested.

  2019 Ag Expo wraps, expected to bring in millions

The Sunbelt Ag Expo continues to bring in millions of dollars every year.

  Young future farmers have some fun at 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo

South Georgia is welcoming thousands of families from all across the nation and they are all here to participate in the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo.

  Ga. governor, first lady help kick-off 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp spent all morning in Southwest Georgia at the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo.

Ag Expo shows off a major Ga. industry

The Sunbelt Ag Expo offers enough of the past, present, and future of agriculture to bring roughly 80,000 visitors to Moultrie, Ga.

  Come on in! Moultrie’s 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway

Organizers said they expect it’ll bring people out from all across the region.

Schedule of events for the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo

Over 1,200 exhibitors will display and demonstrate products and welcome thousands of visitors to the 100-acre show site.

Dry conditions affecting livestock’s food supply

Ranchers who haven’t seen rain in months say this drought is taking its toll, not only on the livestock and what they’d feed them now but what they need to feed them this winter.

Farmers need winds, heavy rains to stay away during peanut harvest

Plenty of South Georgia farmers have equipment in the field to harvest one of the state’s largest crops: peanuts.

  Recent heat could impact dairy coming from South Ga.

With South Georgia heat indices reaching over 100, researchers said dairy farmers should be worried.

  Lee Co. pecan grower reflects on hardships months after Hurricane Michael

Roy Goodson said they were able to harvest less than half of their normal crop after the damage Hurricane Michael caused. Goodson has been farming pecans his whole life. And today, he spread his contagious laugh as he told stories of his time with his family on this very orchard. And how he got his

  South GA peanut farmers wait to see how US, China trade war will affect crop sales

outh Georgia farmers said they are not yet sure how the United States and China trade war will impact their crops.

  Pretoria Fields to start hemp farming, selling CBD oils

One Southwest Georgia brewery is expanding its production to help Georgia Farmers explore the benefits of Hemp.

Georgia Grown helps agriculture producers collaborate

Several agriculture producers are networking behind the Georgia Grown label to increase their sales power across the world.

  Foundation’s lawsuit claims USDA discriminates against black farmers

One organization said that if the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to have its way, there will be no more black farmers.

  Foundation files lawsuit against USDA

One organization has filed a suit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allegations of denying loans for black farmers.

  Pecan farm can now expand in Dougherty County

A Southwest Georgia farmer is expanding his pecan farm

  Rep. Austin Scott speaks on disaster bill

U.S. Representative Austin Scott from Georgia said it’s time to cut out the games and get a bill through the U.S. Senate for farmers.

  Bees impacted by Hurricane Michael and wet weather

After Hurricane Michael trampled through Southwest Georgia six months ago, beekeepers are saying the insects also had it rough, which could impact some farmers.

  Kemp: GA not to stand down until ‘Congress stands up for our farmers’

Gov. Brian Kemp demanded Wednesday on recovery funds for farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael, according to a release from his office.

  U.S. Senate’s failure to pass disaster relief package affects Southwest GA farmers

The whole country may now be affected by a crop shortage here in Southwest Georgia.

  Proud to be a Farmer: Brian Goolsby

Agriculture, especially peanut farming, is part of life in South Georgia. The peanut that comes out of these fields touches everyone.

  Proud to be a Farmer: Adam McLendon

Peanut farming is a family business around our region and Adam McLendon is no different.

  Proud to be a Farmer: Jan Jones

Jan Jones and her family have been farming on their land for decades.

Livestock dewormer recalled due to sterility concerns

Use of these products could result in the introduction of infectious agents to the animal.

  Tifton man advocating for GA farmers in Washington D.C.

Ricky Dollison lives in Tifton and grows crops in Poulan. He’s headed to Washington D.C. bright and early Thursday.

  What’s your favorite peanut product? It’s National Peanut Month

Grab a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because it’s time to celebrate one of the cash crops of Georgia.

  Oversupply of peanuts could impact market

An over supply of peanuts could bring some major changes to crop planning in Southwest Georgia.

  GA Peanut Show boosts economy in Tifton

The Georgia Peanut Farm Show brings more than $1 million dollar in economic impact to the city of Tifton.

  Farmers go to GA Peanut Show after the House passes assistance bill in Washington

A bill to help farmers in Georgia and other states was approved on Thursday by the House in Washington D.C.

  Heavy rains delay South GA harvest, nearly destroy cotton crops

Some cotton growers at the Georgia Peanut show said half of their crop’s yield was destroyed by Hurricane Michael and the extra rain put them behind in harvesting the remainder.

  Government shutdown could delay 2019 peanut planting

Georgia produces an estimated 50-percent of the United States peanut supply.

  Meet the 2018 Worth County Farmers of the Year

The Georgia Peanut Festival is pleased to congratulate the Worth County 2018 Farmers of the Year.

Dougherty Co. farmers still recovering after Hurricane Michael

Many farmers across Southwest Georgia are still trying to recover after Hurricane Michael.

  Georgia farmers face millions in losses

It’s now been one week since Hurricane Michael wiped out much of Southwest Georgia farmers' crops.

Farmers and schools attend day two of Sunbelt Ag Expo

Wednesday marked day two of the annual Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition, where thousands of people came from all across the country to learn from the experts.

Protect Your Agriculture Business With The Right Insurance

Did you know there are four main types of insurance farmers use to protect their businesses? Here's how they work.

  Horses tests positive for EEE in two counties

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed that a horse has tested positive for EEE – Eastern Equine Encephalitis – in Colquitt and Cook Counties.

  Georgia blueberry crops take a loss due to spring's colder temperatures

Some blueberry farmers across the state suffered an early spring freeze causing them to lose 60 percent of their crops.

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