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Comparison of embryo nest of Yellow-legged Hornet and ping pong ball (Photo credit: Jonathan Veit, Clemson University, news.clemson.edu/clemson-officials-asking-residents-to-inspect-homes-and-other-structures-for-hornets-nests/).

North Carolina Department of Agriculture issues alert for invasive yellow-legged hornet

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division has sent out a notice asking state residents and growers to be on the lookout for the early-stage nests of th... more »

Registration opens for Georgia ag labor relations forum

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s labor seminar returns this year but at a different time of the year. The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum is scheduled for Aug. 20-21 and ret... more »

MSU Entomology to host insect forum

Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology is planning an insect symposium. The Excellence in Insect Science Symposium 2024 is scheduled for May 16-17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conferenc... more »

Georgia group comments on H-2A rules, farm bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is weighing in on the Department of Labor’s H-2A rules and the 2024 farm bill legislation. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules fur... more »

Directors needed for Georgia pecan ag commodity commission

Growers are being called on by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to serve on the Peach State’s agriculture commodity commissions. A dozen of Georgia’s agricultural commodity commissio... more »

UGA study shows healthy school lunches aid children’s health

School lunches have come a long way from square pizza and fish sticks, and students across the board are benefiting from improved nutritional standards in the cafeteria. A new study from the Univer... more »
Leger & Son, a family operation of pecan growers.

Leger & Son hedges to protect pecan groves from hurricanes

Leger & Son grows pecans by conserving water, paying attention to soil health and vigorously trimming trees. Sustainable practices have allowed the third- generation Cordele, Georgia, family operation, which is also a major watermelon grower-shipper, to successfully grow pecans for nearly six decades. ... more »
California water Calif. Farm Bureau

Farmland for solar sites a concern in land-use bill

Roughly half of California’s 30 million acres of farmland is protected from development by the California Land Conservation Act of 1965. Proposed state legislation to modify California’s longst... more »

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