Pecan Pies at Risk Following Hurricane Irma

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

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 …

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Irma Hits Cotton in Southeast, Especially in Georgia

Dan Cotton, Georgia

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.

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Georgia Peanut Tour set for Sept. 19-21

Dan Georgia, Peanuts

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 …