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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 »

Jake Renfroe, Southeast pecan leader, dies

John W. “Jake” Renfroe, Jr., has died. Renfroe, 91, of the J.W. Renfroe Pecan Co., died at his home in Pensacola, Florida, on Oct. 21. Renfroe Pecan is a third generation family-owned busin... more »
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Newest Florida Ag Hall of Fame inductees announced

Three Florida agricultural industry leaders are the newest additions to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. Eugene “Gene” McAvoy, a longtime southwest Florida regional vegetable and horticul... more »

Georgia destroys nest of hornet bee predator

To protect the state's honeybee population, Georgia agricultural officials have detected and destroyed the nest of a yellow-legged hornet’s nest. The yellow-legged hornet feeds on a variety of in... more »

UGA Extension reports Hurricane Idalia pecan tree damage

Hurricane Idalia brought southern Georgia pecan growers sigificant damage. Crop loss in the southern part of the state, where most of Georgia's commercial pecan production occurs, could be as high ... more »

Georgia pecans damaged by Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia damaged south Georgia crops. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has released information on how the hurricane and tropical storm, which made landfall in the Big Bend area ... more »

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