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Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Olive... more »

Japan-U.S. agriculture agreement ‘could help US catch up to global competitors’

Farmers, ranchers and many others involved in U.S. agriculture are welcoming an announcement of a mini-trade deal between the United States and Japan, a long-time, steady customer of U.S. ag products.... more »

Support package for farmers includes some specialty crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work ... more »

USDA-ARS researches beneficial insects for stink bug control

Patricia Glynn Tillman, an Agricultural Research Service entomologist in Tifton, Georgia, is focused on finding natural ways to control stink bugs in a region where the invasive brown marmorated sti... more »

Hurricane Michael continues to hamper Georgia, Florida agriculture

On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on record to ... more »

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timbe... more »

Georgia growers seek aid for Hurricane Michael damage

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association released a statement regarding a visit by the state's specialty crop interests with congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. "A delegation r... more »

Southwest Georgia farmers recover after Hurricane Michael

Just weeks after Hurricane Michael blew across southwest Georgia, area farmers have moved from a state of shock into full recovery mode. Before dealing with their own losses, many farmers in Decatu... more »

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