Over the past few days, it has become obvious that Hurricane Irma did cause quite a bit of damage to Georgia cotton fields. Preliminary observations note that every cotton field in the state has been negatively impacted in one way or another. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton has the details.
Hurricane Irma’s destruction is putting the iconic Thanksgiving pecan pie at risk. The storm ripped through pecan orchards in Georgia, the number one grower of pecans in the nation, just weeks before harvest. The University of Georgia estimated that 30 percent of production may have been lost after high winds sent pods flying off branches and blew down trees. Bloomberg …
After looking at Hurricane Irma’s impact to crops across the Southeast, it is being noted that the storm is going to have a negative impact on cotton. And according to a story from Stephanie Ho, that is especially true in Georgia. Image: Cotton got hit pretty hard by Hurricane Irma at Watson Farms in Moultrie, GA./Courtesy Sec. Sonny Perdue? @SecretarySonny Sep 15.
Tour provides an overview of peanut production from the farm to processing The thirty-first annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Sept. 19-21, 2017, and located out of the Albany, Georgia area. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while providing a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization. Tour stops will be …
The Georgia Beef Board is currently putting together videos which will be unveiled during the Georgia National Fair next month. In our Georgia Beef Checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia explains what these videos will be about.
Everett Griner talks about citrus farming in Georgia in today’s Agri View.
The 31st annual Georgia Peanut Tour is taking place this week in the Albany area. Tyron Spearman has the details.
Initial estimates of hurricane damage to the Georgia cotton crop may have been too low. Gary Crawford has the details.
USDA is ready to do as much as it can to help farmers recover from the two recent devastating hurricanes. Stephanie Ho has the story.
***Due to Hurricane Irma, the livestock markets in Florida were closed this past week, while many of the markets in Georgia were also closed. Due to that, reports for those two states are not available. We do have a report from Alabama, but some markets in that state were also closed this week. Here is the Alabama livestock market report …