Southeast

Florida legislators file joint resolution to create tax exemptions on farm machinery, equipment on ag property

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson, Senator Jay Collins, and Representative Danny Alvarez announced the filing of a joint resolution, HJR 1251 and SJR 1560, to amend the Florida Cons... more »

Research grant to improve hurricane guidelines for Georgia pecan growers

In a significant development for rural communities in Georgia, the University of Georgia and The Jones Center at Ichauway were awarded a research grant to help pecan growers reduce risk from hurricane... more »

Georgia senator pushes customs and border protection

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff has pushed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help Georgia farmers sell more produce, including pecans. In October, Sen. Ossoff launched an inquiry with CBP urging ... more »

G&R packing operations manager promoted

G&R Farms, a grower and shipper of pecans and sweet onions, has promoted one of its staffers. Ronald “Kelby” Werner, a senior team member, has been promoted from production manager to sales... more »

USDA Farm Service Agency of Georgia hosts webinar on labor program

The USDA Farm Service Agency of Georgia is offering a webinar on the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot (FLSP) program. The webinar will be 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, Dec. 5. Arthur Tripp,... more »

Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration made for Georgia pecans, other produce

Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for disaster assistance from damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which struck the state's pecan groves on Aug. 30. The storm damaged state fruit,... more »

Pecan grower G&R Farms FFA program raises record funds

G&R Farms is celebrating the success of a charitable program that helps encourage youth to enter agricultural careers. The Growing America's Farmers (GAF) program provides scholarships and gran... more »

SE Regional growers conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, which covers a variety of fruits, vegetables and pecans. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is... more »

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