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Georgia growers group joins DOL lawsuit

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has added itself to a coalition of produce growers, farmers, and State Attorneys General to bring suit against the Department of Labor chall... more »

Buck Shuman, father of Georgia pecan grower, dies

The Vidalia onion industry is remembering Benny DeTroy "Buck" Shuman Jr.,  an early Vidalia onion grower and the father of a Georgia pecan grower. Shuman died on May 31 at the age of 91. Buck ... more »
GFVGA Partnership for Growth Program

Georgia growers group launches industry partnership push

Working to bolster industry support, the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has launched the Partnership for Growth Program. The Partnership for Growth Program provides GFVGA... more »
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 »

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 »

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