It is Peanut Butter and Jelly time throughout school systems in Southwest Georgia. The Georgia Peanut Commission has partnered with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Southeast United Dairy Industry Association and schools throughout Southwest Georgia to celebrate Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on March 15, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »
Georgia corn producers have the opportunity to vote on renewing the grower assessment, which funds the Georgia Corn Commission. The current assessment is set at 1 cent per bushel. According to a release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Commission is charged by law with providing programs of research, promotion and education on behalf of Georgia corn producers. Voting by eligible corn producers is taking place now through March 30th. Read the rest of this entry »
In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 10th, we talk about avian influenza, family farms, have a peanut contract price update, exports of cotton, beef and pork, Read the rest of this entry »
Today is day 31 of the 2017 Georgia Legislative Session, as there are now less than 3 weeks left for lawmakers to meet. A couple of weeks ago, we told you a bill concerning the installation of solar panels on areas of land in the conservation use program had passed the Georgia House. And this week during the session, Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says that bill is now trying to work its way through the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »
We told you recently that the latest survey indicates producer support of the National Beef Checkoff program remains strong. And in this weeks “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Mark Stalvey from Hahira, Georgia is one producer who sees the value of the checkoff.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind producers that while batching signup periods for certain programs come and go, all of the programs they offer have continuous signups. Here’s NRCS State Conservationist, Terrance Rudolph.
The Georgia Beef Board is looking for folks to participate in a big cattle drive coming up in a few weeks in downtown Macon. In the Georgia beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia explains what this cattle drive involves.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take the next step March 17 in Florida’s lawsuit against Georgia over water use in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Justices are scheduled that day to discuss in a closed-door conference a report from a court-appointed special master who last month recommended rejecting Florida’s call for limiting Georgia’s water usage in the river system. Read the rest of this entry »
In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 3, we talk about the reasons for the expected increase in cotton acres this year, have information about RCRA, have a peanut price update, talk about birds spreading weeds, Read the rest of this entry »
A new tarping regulation for citrus loads was put on hold by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Ag leaders say the industry should still make plans to comply, since the rules will soon be enforced. An enforcement date has not been announced, but could come as soon as April 1. The new […]
More than 90 Florida citrus groves or former citrus groves were sold in 2016. Twenty four of the former groves are transitioning to other agriculture or to development. The sales are detailed in the Lay of the Land 2016 Market Report prepared by Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) in Lakeland. The report was […]